Locomotives

THE 100th Siemens Vectron electric locomotive for European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) was officially handed over to Austrian rail freight operator LTE in a ceremony at Vienna Freudenau intermodal terminal on…
KAZAKHSTAN Railways (KTZ) has signed two contracts worth more than $US 900m with GE Transportation for 300 shunting locomotives and an 18-year service agreement to manage maintenance and repair of…
PLANS for the modernisation of the Ukrainian Railways (UZ) diesel locomotive fleet were discussed at a meeting between the country’s ambassador to the United States, Mr Valeriy Chaly, and GE…
FOLLOWING a competitive tender, Polish long-distance operator PKP Intercity has selected Newag as preferred bidder for a contract to supply and maintain 20 electric locomotives.
DB CARGO has launched an international project to equip 1200 of its locomotives with ETCS by 2026, with the aid of grants from the European Union (EU).
CANADIAN National Railway (CN) has awarded a contract to GE Transportation to supply 200 Evolution series diesel-electric locomotives during the next three years. GE says this is the largest order…
ALSTOM has signed an agreement with Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) to acquire its remaining 25% stake in the EKZ electric locomotive production joint venture. Once approved by the relevant authorities, the…
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has conducted its first test run with an electric locomotive when a Bombardier Traxx locomotive reached a speed of 160km/h along the first 12km electrified section of…
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a contract to Siemens Rail Automation to start the installation of European Train Control System (ETCS) cab signalling on Britain’s freight locomotive…
NEW JERSEY Transit (NJ Transit) has decided to exercise an option with Bombardier for 17 additional ALP45DP electro-diesel locomotives to replace life-expired motive power in its fleet.
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