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NS orders more Traxx locomotives from Bombardier NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has exercised a second and final option with Bombardier for eight additional class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives, taking its fleet to 45 units.
south-africa-seeks-to-centralise-locomotive-procurement
FUTURE locomotive acquisitions for South African state-owned rail operators Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) will be consolidated under one umbrella organisation if the country's treasury and public enterprise departments get...
dsb-to-order-26-electric-locomotives
THE board of Danish State Railways (DSB) has approved a proposal to acquire 26 electric locomotives to replace the fleet of class ME diesel locomotives built by Henschel in 1981-85. The 25kV ac 50Hz locomotives will...
transnet-receives-first-crrc-diesel-locomotive
THE first two class 45-000 six-axle diesel locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa, were officially handed over by CRRC Coropration vice president Mr Sun Yongcai, at a ceremony in Durban on August 11. Transnet placed...
indian-railways-abandons-japanese-locomotive-procurement
INDIAN Railways (IR) is exploring options to extricate itself from a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) precondition that binds it to acquire rolling stock and systems equipment from Japanese companies, after talks with a Kawasaki-led...
grindrod-to-sell-locomotive-business
SOUTH African freight logistics, shipping and financial service company Grindrod has announced plans to sell its locomotive assembly business due to the company’s deteriorating financial performance and an impairment of Rand 675m ($US 50.6m) for...
latvian-hydrogen-locomotive-agreement-signed
LATVIAN Railways (LDZ) signed a memorandum of understanding with CZ Loko, Czech Republic, and Ballard Power Systems, Canada, on August 11 on the development of hydrogen fuel cell-powered locomotives. Under the agreement, a CME3 shunting locomotive...
crrc-ziyang-wins-iranian-locomotive-order
ZIYANG Iran Rail Pardaz Group, a subsidiary of Iran’s Rail Pardaz Seir, signed a contract with CRRC Ziyang, China, on August 9 for 30 main line diesel locomotives. The contract is the first Iranian locomotive order...
akiem-awards-vossloh-locomotive-contract
FRENCH leasing firm Akiem ordered 44 type DE 18 locomotives on July 29 from Vossloh Locomotives in Kiel, and delivery of the €140m order will start in 2018. The locomotives will be produced at the new...
vossloh-announces-jump-in-first-half-profits
VOSSLOH says Ebit for the first half of 2016 increased by 57.3% from €12.3m in 2015 to €19.3m this year despite a drop in sales.First-half sales fell by 7.6% from €556m in 2015 to €522.7m...
cuban-railways-orders-75-locomotives-from-sinara
CUBAN import agency Tradex signed a contract with Sinara Transport Machines, Russia, on July 23 for 75 diesel-hydraulic locomotives for Cuban Union Railways (UFC). The order is divided in into 60 type TGM-8 and 15 type...