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Siemens delivers new locomotives to Baltimore, Philadelphia agencies

The company provided locomotives for the Maryland Area Regional Commuter service and SEPTA. Photo – Siemens Siemens has delivered new locomotives to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).The MTA has received three Charger locomotives for its Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) service. The MTA has ordered a total of…

CN advances solid pellet pilot project, orders 200 GE locomotives

CN today announced it chose Toyo Engineering Canada Ltd. to design and carry out a pilot project associated with producing CanaPux™ pellets.The project is a key step toward demonstrating the commercial viability of moving bitumen in solid form by rail, CN officials said in a press release. The Class I worked with InnoTech Alberta to…

Rail Insider-Metra issues RFP for locomotives. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

The railroad is seeking proposals for both new and remanufactured engines. Photo – Metra Metra last week issued a request for proposals (RFP) for new or remanufactured locomotives to start replacing its aging fleet.The RFP calls for a base order of at least 12 new locomotives or 15 remanufactured ones, with options for up to…

Rail Insider-MARTA to sign contract for new rail cars in 2018. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

MARTA Interim GM and CEO Elizabeth O'Neill said the contract will be worth nearly $1 billion. Photo – MARTA's YouTube account By Daniel Niepow, Associate EditorThe Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) late last week unveiled plans to replace its entire rail-car fleet.In the 2018 "State of MARTA" address, Interim General Manager and Chief Executive…

GE inks locomotive, service contracts with Kazakhstan railroad

GE Transportation CEO Rafael Santana shakes hands with KTZ Chairman Kanat Alpysbayev. Photo – GE Transportation GE Transportation has signed two contracts with Kazakhstan's state-run railroad Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) to supply 300 shunter locomotives and provide maintenance services for 175 passenger Evolution™ Series locomotives.Valued at more than $900 million, the agreements were signed during…

Panel releases report on $1 billion plan to overhaul SEPTA trolleys

The modernized trolley system would feature ramps for accessible boarding and lower vehicle floors. Photo – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has released a design guide for modernizing the Philadelphia-area trolley system. Operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the trolley system serves nearly 100,000 people on…

Rail Insider-BART’s ‘Fleet of the Future’ cars cleared for service. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

The first train is slated to enter service as early as today. Photo – Bay Area Rapid Transit The California Public Utilities Commission earlier this…

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Mechanical News http://www.progressiverailroading.com/mechanical/ Mechanical NewsCopyright 2018 Trade Press Media Group http://www.progressiverailroading.com/mechanical/news/BARTs-Fleet-of-the-Future-cars-cleared-for-service--53724Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:00:00 CST http://www.progressiverailroading.com/passenger_rail/news/Panel-releases-report-on-1-billion-plan-to-overhaul-SEPTA-trolleys--53707Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 CST http://www.progressiverailroading.com/mechanical/news/GE-inks-locomotive-service-contracts-with-Kazakhstan-railroad--53706Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:00:00 CST http://www.progressiverailroading.com/mechanical/news/MARTA-to-sign-contract-for-new-rail-cars-in-2018--53665Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:00:00 CST http://www.progressiverailroading.com/mechanical/news/Metra-issues-RFP-for-locomotives--53600Fri, 5 Jan 2018 10:00:00 CST http://www.progressiverailroading.com/short_lines_regionals/news/Union-Tank-Car-to-end-railcar-storage-in-New-Yorks-Adirondack-Park--53562Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:30:00 CST http://www.progressiverailroading.com/canadian_national/news/CN-advances-solid-pellet-pilot-project-orders-200-GE-locomotives--53549Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:30:00 CST http://www.progressiverailroading.com/mechanical/news/Siemens-delivers-new-locomotives-to-Baltimore-Philadelphia-agencies--53509Mon, 18 Dec…

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