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GE Transportation hands over first Evolution Series locomotive for Indian Railways GE Transportation officially presented the first of 1000 Evolution Series diesel locomotives for Indian Railways (IR) to Mr Ashwin Lohani, chairman of the IR board, at a ceremony at Alambagh depot in Lucknow on February 22.
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STADLER has won the first order for its new generation of six-axle Co'Co locomotives which were designed at its Albuixech plant in Valencia, Spain, for the European market.The launch customers are French National Railways’ (SNCF)...
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GE Transportation has completed the first of 200 Evolution series diesel-electric locomotives, which it is building at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas, for Canadian National Railway (CN).CN awarded the contract to GE at the...
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AMTRAK issued a request for proposals (RFP) on June 1 for the modernisation or replacement of ageing diesel locomotives used on its long-distance and some state-sponsored services. According to the RFP, Amtrak is looking to rebuild...
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RAIL freight operator Serbia Cargo has awarded Siemens Austria a €32m contract to supply eight multi-system Vectron locomotives. The ETCS-equipped locomotives will be assembled at Siemens’ Munich Allach plant and are due to be delivered by...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has agreed with French leasing company Akiem to sell and lease back 45 class 186 Traxx MS2 four-voltage locomotives.Under the contract, which was awarded following a tender process, NS will continue to...
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POLAND’s national long-distance passenger operator, PKP Intercity, has awarded a Zlotys 367.6m ($US 99.6m) contract to Newag for 20 Griffin 3kV dc locomotives, as part of PKP Intercity’s Zlotys 7bn investment programme which runs until...
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BOMBARDIER has presented its new Traxx DC3 locomotive to leading Italian operators at its Vado Ligure plant in northwest Italy. The supplier says the 3kV dc unit is designed to maximise energy efficiency, which ensures greater...
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BANGLADESH Railways (BR) has awarded a Taka 2976m ($US 35m) contract to Hyundai Rotem for the supply of 10 metre-gauge diesel-electric locomotives funded by the Asian Development Bank.Hyundai Rotem, which won the contract in competition...
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THE first Bombardier Traxx MS2E locomotive for RegioJet entered passenger service with the Czech open-access operator on May 16, working the 17.48 Prague Hlavní - Ostrava - Návsí service. A second locomotive of an initial batch...
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LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 25 additional Vectron locomotives, taking its Vectron fleet to 136 units. Siemens will deliver 10 6.4MW multisystem locomotives for operation “from...

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