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NJ Transit contracts Bombardier to provide 113 commuter-rail cars

Rail News Home Mechanical 1/10/2019 Rail News: Mechanical NJ Transit contracts Bombardier to provide 113 commuter-rail cars NJ Transit has ordered 113 cars and retains an option to buy an additional 886 cars. Photo – Bombardier Transportation Bombardier Transportation yesterday announced it obtained a $669 million contract to supply 113 Multilevel III commuter-rail cars to…

Iowa Interstate Railroad orders new GE locomotives

Rail News Home Mechanical 10/3/2018 Rail News: Mechanical 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…

CN unveils new centerbeam rail car

Rail News Home Mechanical 10/16/2018 Rail News: Mechanical 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…

ARCI: Car orders climbed, deliveries declined in Q3

Rail News Home Mechanical 10/26/2018 Rail News: Mechanical 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…

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

Rail News Home Mechanical 11/12/2018 Rail News: Mechanical 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…

Metra to buy three used locomotives

Rail News Home Mechanical 11/12/2018 Rail News: Mechanical 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…

KCS locomotive sports patriotic paint scheme to honor vets

Rail News Home Mechanical 11/13/2018 Rail News: Mechanical 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…

Caltrain OKs option for more electric cars, adopts fare policy

Rail News Home Mechanical 12/10/2018 Rail News: Mechanical Caltrain OKs option for more electric cars, adopts fare policy A rendering of the electric cars. Photo – Caltrain Caltrain’s board late last week unanimously approved the purchase of additional electric train cars to help address increasing ridership on the commuter-rail system.Using funds from the California State…

Rail supplier news from GE, Pandrol, Michael Baker, Urban Engineers, HNTB and NRC (Dec. 12)

Rail News Home Mechanical 12/12/2018 Rail News: Mechanical Rail supplier news from GE, Pandrol, Michael Baker, Urban Engineers, HNTB and NRC (Dec. 12) Shown: Pandrol clips being installed with the CD400 Clip Driver. Photo – Pandrol GE Transportation on Dec. 6 marked the 20th anniversary of its Global Performance Optimization Center, which maintains and manages…

VIA Rail orders 32 trainsets from Siemens Canada

Rail News Home Mechanical 12/13/2018 Rail News: Mechanical VIA Rail orders 32 trainsets from Siemens Canada A rendering of the new trainsets. Photo – VIA Rail Canada Inc. VIA Rail Canada Inc. yesterday announced it awarded a CA$989 million contract to Siemens Canada to build 32 trainsets.The new trains will replace the railroad's fleet that…