The locomotives will also be equipped with the GoLinc platform, Trip Optimizer system and distributed power Locotrol. These technologies are part of GE Transportation’s train performance suite which optimises power distribution, train handling, brake control and fuel utilisation. The systems will also be retrofitted to 17 ES44AC Evolution Series locomotives which IAIS currently operates.

“For over a decade, IAIS has invested heavily in infrastructure to support our customers and increase safety,” says IAIS president and CEO, Mr Joe Parsons. “The purchase of these locomotives will help us remain competitive and poised for the growth we are currently experiencing.”