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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…

WMATA seeks builder for 8000-series rail cars

Exterior and interior renderings of the 8000-series rail cars Photo – WMATA The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the design and construction of at least 256 new 8000-series rail cars.The new units would allow WMATA to retire 2000- and 3000-series cars, which are nearing the end…

Siemens delivers first of 45 new trolley cars to San Diego MTS

Most of the new units will operate along the forthcoming Mid-Coast Trolley expansion. Photo – San Diego MTS The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) has received the first light-rail car from Siemens as part of a 45-unit order placed in 2016.Siemens late last week delivered the first unit to the agency's downtown rail yard,…

Greenbrier, Watco dissolve rail-car repair joint venture

The tank-car retrofit market never fully materialized, Greenbrier and Watco leaders say. Photo – The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. and Watco Cos. LLC have agreed to discontinue their GBW Railcar Services (GBW) rail-car repair joint venture, the companies jointly announced yesterday.Under a dissolution agreement, the repair shops and employees at each GBW…

Massachusetts Gov. Baker unveils Red Line rail-car mock-up

The new units will feature wider door openings for easier boarding. Photo – MBTA Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker yesterday joined China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. (CRRC) leaders to unveil a mock-up of a new Red Line rail car for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).The mock-up is two-thirds the actual size of the new cars,…

Report: WMATA must rewire new 7000-series rail cars

The repair process is expected to take more than a year, acccording to an internal review. Photo – Federal Transit Administration The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will need to pull 548 of its new 7000-series rail cars from service to address wire crimping defects, according to a recent internal review.The repair process is…

Montreal bids farewell to MR-63 rail cars

The MR-63 units have been gradually phased out of service as STM takes delivery of new Azur cars. Photo – STM The Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) last week marked the final day of service for its original MR-63 train. The train's builders took their last ride aboard the train on the Blue Line…