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KCS locomotive sports patriotic paint scheme to honor vets

The 2005 EMD SD70ACE locomotive is maintained at a Louisiana shop. Photo – KCS Kansas City Southern officials yesterday unveiled a locomotive with a patriotic paint scheme.The scheme demonstrates the company's pride in past and present U.S. military activity duty and veteran employees, said KCS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Songer in…

Metra to buy three used locomotives

The railroad is supplementing its aging fleet as it continues a longer-term procurement of new or remanufactured locomotives, Metra officials say. Photo – Metra Metra's board has approved the purchase of three used F59PH locomotives from Progress Rail for $2.5 million.The railroad is supplementing its aging fleet as it continues a longer-term procurement of new…

Montreal transit agency taps Bombardier, Alstom to supply more Azur rail cars

The companies will provide 153 additional Azur subway cars, expanding on a 468-car order from October 2010. Photo – Bombardier Transportation A Bombardier Transportation-Alstom consortium has signed an agreement to supply 153 additional Azur subway cars to the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) for $340 million.The agreement expands on an October 2010 order for…

ARCI: Car orders climbed, deliveries declined in Q3

Rail-car orders in the third quarter totaled 24,972 units compared with 23,788 units in the second quarter and 10,348 units in the first quarter, according to quarterly rail-car statistics released earlier this week by the Railway Supply Institute's American Railway Car Institute Committee. In third-quarter 2017, orders totaled 8,671 cars.Car deliveries in Q3 declined to…

CN unveils new centerbeam rail car

The centerbeams are being manufactured at National Steel's plant in Hamilton, Ontario. Photo – cn.ca CN has begun to roll out the first of its new centerbeam rail cars ordered earlier this year from National Steel Car Ltd.CN received the first of 350 new centerbeams in August. The new builds are 73-foot riserless centerbeams with…

Iowa Interstate Railroad orders new GE locomotives

The locomotives will be produced in early 2020. Photo – ge.com Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. (IAIS) will acquire three new Evolution Series locomotives from GE Transportation, the railroad announced yesterday.The locomotives will be produced in early 2020 and used to transport grains, ethanol, metals and other commodities across Iowa Interstate's network between Chicago and Omaha,…

Massachusetts mayor asks U.S. to drop tariffs on Chinese rail cars

Chinese-state owned rail-car maker CRRC is building Red and Orange line vehicles for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Photo – MBTA Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield, Massachusetts, has asked the Trump administration to end tariffs on Chinese-built rail cars.In a letter obtained by New England Public Radio, Sarno told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that…

Union Pacific to acquire 1,000 refrigerated boxcars

Union Pacific Railroad plans to procure 1,000 high-tech refrigerated boxcars — and up to 1,600 if needed — which would mark one of the largest equipment acquisitions in UP history.Brad Thrasher, UP's vice president-agricultural products, revealed the Class I's plans during a transportation workshop at the Idaho Grower Shippers Association's convention late last month, according…

CN orders 60 more GE locomotives

All the CN locomotives will be produced at GE's plant in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo – GE Transportation's Twitter account CN will purchase another 60 GE Transportation locomotives, expanding the Class I's 200-unit order placed in December 2017, the Class I and GE announced today.All the CN locomotives will be produced at GE's plant in…