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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.
akiem-secures-loan-to-refinance-leasing-business
EUROPEAN locomotive leasing company Akiem has secured a €125m loan from HSH Nordbank, Germany, which is participating as a mandated lead arranger in providing refinancing for Akiem.The loan forms part a €750m refinancing of Akiem...
lte-receives-traxx-last-mile-locomotive
BOMBARDIER formally handed over the first Traxx AC Last Mile locomotive for Austrian rail freight operator LTE at a ceremony in Graz on June 27. The locomotive, which is designated class 1187 under the Austrian numbering...
cz-loko-rebuilds-electric-locomotives-for-central-europe
CZ Loko, Czech Republic unveiled its prototype EffiLiner 3000 electric locomotive at the Czech Raildays exhibition in Ostrava on June 14. The 2.9MW dual-voltage (3kV dc and 25kV 50Hz ac) locomotive was rebuilt from a former...
akiem-signs-framework-order-for-traxx-locomotives
LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Akiem have signed a framework agreement with Bombardier Transportation for 52 Bombardier Traxx AC and MS electric locomotives, with an initial firm order for 26 units worth €95m. The agreement is conditional upon...
first-siemens-charger-locomotives-head-to-ttci
THE first two Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotives have arrived in Colorado for the start of testing at TTCI's Pueblo facility. Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) awarded Siemens a $US 228m contract in 2014 to supply...
russians-to-expand-natural-gas-use-in-rail-transport
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD), Gazprom, Transmashholding (TMH) and Sinara signed an agreement on June 17 at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum aimed at increasing the use of natural gas as a fuel for rail transport.The...
russia-finances-cuban-locomotive-modernisation
THE government of Cuba signed a €190m loan agreement with the Export Insurance Agency of Russia (Exiar) during last-week's St Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be used by Cuban Union Railways (UFC) to finance...
mrce-orders-more-vectrons-from-siemens
MUNICH-based leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 10 additional Vectron MS electric locomotives, taking its Vectron fleet to 66 units. The 6.4MW multi-system (1.5kV/3kV dc and 15kV 16.7Hz/25kV...
stadler-hit-by-lifting-of-swiss-franc-cap-with-euro
STADLER, Switzerland, says the decision to remove the Swiss Franc's exchange rate cap with the Euro in 2015 has cost it more than SFr 100m ($US 103.6m) on top of a fall in orders for...
whiting-acquires-lb-foster-train-repair-assets
WHITING Corporation, United States, has acquired LB Foster's rolling stock and locomotive repair and service assets in Pittsburgh for an undisclosed sum.Whiting says that key members of staff in Pittsburgh have become its employees and...