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Confidence in equipment leasing sector dipped in January, foundation says

Rail News Home Mechanical 1/18/2019 Rail News: Mechanical Confidence in equipment leasing sector dipped in January, foundation says The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the results of its monthly confidence index, which showed overall confidence levels in the equipment finance market "eased further" this month. The January 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment…

Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Alstom, Steel Dynamics, TranSystems and the NRC (Jan. 18)

Rail News Home Mechanical 1/18/2019 Rail News: Mechanical Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Alstom, Steel Dynamics, TranSystems and the NRC (Jan. 18) Progress Rail recently delivered 10 locomotives to Tunisia. Photo – Tunisian National Railway Co. Progress Rail recently delivered the first 10 locomotives in a 20-unit order to the Tunisian National Railway Co.…

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…

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…

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…

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…