MotivePower clinches Australian locomotive order
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.