WABTEC subsidiary MotivePower has received an order for 10 standard-gauge MP33C diesel locomotives from Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia (CFCLA Rail). The locomotives will be delivered next year.
CFCLA Rail is a joint venture between CFCL Australia (49%) and Marubeni Corporation, Japan (51%), and operates the largest independent locomotive lease fleet in Australia. The company also leases wagons and provides rolling stock maintenance services.
MotivePower's plant in Boise, Idaho, is currently supplying a fleet of 22 diesel locomotives to CBH, a subsidiary of Watco, United States, for use on grain trains in Western Australia.
A CHINESE manufacturer has topped the league table of the world's rolling stock manufacturers for the first time, according to a new study of the industry, which reveals CSR Corporation leapfrogged Bombardier to become the largest supplier by turnover in 2010.
Condition monitoring can help to significantly improve the performance and availability of railway assets. Rob Redeker of Strukton Rail, Netherlands, explains how a system originally designed to improve the availability of points has since been developed for other applications.
Advances in braking technology are generating substantial savings in operating costs while helping to reduce the environmental impact of trains. Dr Tim Hodges, chief railways engineer at Federal-Mogul, explains how better brakes can benefit the bottom line.