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Californian Charger locomotives ready for operation SIEMENS confirmed on April 18 that the first SC-44 Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotives for California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin revenue testing on the Sacramento - Oakland - San Jose Capitol Corridor before the end of the month.
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LEASING company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has sold 32 Vossloh diesel locomotives to Dublin-based RIVE for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes three G1000s, 25 G1206s, and four G2000s. MRCE will transfer 26 of the locomotives...
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THE first of two electric locomotives ordered by Serbian state electricity company Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) has been delivered by Chinese manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou. The 140km/h 7MW 25kV ac electric locomotives will be used on EPS’ network...
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CZECH and Slovak open-access operator Regiojet has awarded Bombardier a contract to supply eight Traxx MS2E multi-system electric locomotives, with an option for 20 additional units. The 160km/h ETCS-equipped locomotives will be authorised to operate in...
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THE board of Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has given the agency the go-ahead to issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the procurement of new locomotives and coaches as it begins the replacement of its...
californian-charger-locomotives-ready-for-operation
SIEMENS confirmed on April 18 that the first SC-44 Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotives for California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin revenue testing on the Sacramento - Oakland - San Jose Capitol Corridor before the...
sri-lanka-orders-indian-locomotives-and-dmus
SRI LANKA Railways (SLR) has awarded Rites, India, a Rs 680m ($US 126m) contract to supply 10 1676mm-gauge diesel locomotives and six DMUs. The locomotives will be built at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi...
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GE Transportation announced on April 12 that it has completed the acquisition of a 50% stake in JSC Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty (LKZ) from Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ). Established in 2009 as a 50:50 joint venture between KTZ...
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FRANCE’s Institute of Technological Research (IRT) SystemX, together with French National Railways (SNCF) and Alstom, has launched a two-year project to automate the observation functions of train drivers.The Safe Autonomous Land Transport (TAS) project will...
australian-railway-installs-locomotive-monitoring-system
CBH Group, Australia, has awarded a contract to Wi-Tronix, United States, to equip its fleet of 25 diesel-electric locomotives, which are used to haul grain trains, with Wi-Nostix, a predictive fault diagnostics and monitoring system.Wi-Nostix...
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TRANSMASHHOLDING (TMH), Russia, says it increased turnover by 22% in 2016 to Roubles 120bn ($US 2bn) thanks mainly to strong growth in the sale of passenger vehicles. Sales of EMUs rose by 49% from 174 units...

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