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Rebuilt Latvian locomotives to have MTU engines LATVIA Railways (LDZ) has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce for 28 MTU engines to power 14 class 2M62U locomotives which are to be rebuilt by CZ Loco, Czech Republic.
regiojet-leases-vectrons-for-slovakia
CZECH open-access long-distance operator RegioJet has taken delivery of the first of three Siemens Vectron locomotives, which are being leased from European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) under a five-year contract. The first locomotive arrived in the Czech...
rebuilt-latvian-locomotives-to-have-mtu-engines
LATVIA Railways (LDZ) has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce for 28 MTU engines to power 14 class 2M62U locomotives which are to be rebuilt by CZ Loco, Czech Republic. The locomotives are to be completely...
bnsf-tests-high-adhesion-locomotive
BNSF is testing an SD40 locomotive which has been modified by National Railway Equipment (NRE) to increase its tractive effort and adhesion. The six-axle locomotive has been equipped by NRE with a remanufactured 2460kW 645E3-AR10-D78s...
vossloh-struggles-amidst-restructuring
VOSSLOH's nine month results show the effects of a continuing restructuring and realignment process at the company with revenues increasing only slightly to €967.7m compared with €958.5m the previous year, and Ebit falling to a...
vossloh-locos-gain-german-certification
GERMANY's Federal Railway Authority (EBA) has granted approval to operate Vossloh's four-axle diesel-electric DE 12 and DE 18 locomotives on the German railway network. In addition the DE 12 and DE 18 have received full TSI...
grindrod-unveils-new-shunter
SOUTH African locomotive builder Grindrod has unveiled a new Cape Gauge shunting and short-trip locomotive which it hopes will find a ready market among rail operators looking for affordable replacements for ageing second-hand units. The RS7S3C...
ge-wins-first-order-for-new-brazilian-locomotive
GE Transportation Brazil announced on October 9 that it has received the first order for its new metre-gauge ES43BBi Evolution diesel locomotive, which has been developed specifically for the Brazilian market. Paper manufacturer Klabin has purchased...
transnet-engineering-builds-more-class-43s-for-tfr
TRANSNET Engineering has begun assembling a third batch of 91 1067mm-gauge GE type C30ACi diesel-electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) at its Koedoespoort workshops near Pretoria. Transnet placed an initial order for 100 of the...
green-cargo-trials-stop-start-technology
SWEDISH railfreight operator Green Cargo has signed a contract with Bombardier to install automatic engine stop-start technology on one of its diesel locomotives as part of a trial which aims to cut fuel consumption and...
swaziland-railway-purchases-rolling-stock
SWAZILAND Railway - one of Africa's smallest state-owned rail networks - celebrated its 50th birthday on Friday by finally getting its own locomotives and wagons. In a $US 17.3m deal, South African rail financier Thelo Rolling...