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  • Voith_new_automatic_stop-start-system_for_locomotives
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    Locomotive stop-start system developed

    2020-08-01T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Voith has introduced OnEfficiency.StopStart, a tool which enables the automatic shutdown and restart of idling freight locomotive engines. It constantly monitors the diesel engine and auxiliary systems, automatically starting the engine if necessary to ensure that the locomotive is always ready for operation. Voith ...

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    Bangladesh locomotive handover

    2020-07-28T13:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: India formally handed over 10 WDM3D diesel locomotives which are being donated to Bangladesh Railway with a virtual ceremony on July 27. The 1 676 mm gauge, 3 300 hp mixed traffic locomotives have been modified to suit height restrictions in Bangladesh and are ...

  • MotivePower diesel-electric locomotive for MTA New York City Transit works trains.
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    NYCT orders Wabtec battery hybrid loco fleet to haul Subway works trains

    2020-07-23T13:17:00Z

    In 2012-13, MotivePower Inc supplied a batch of 28 diesel locos to New York City Transit for use on works trains. USA: The board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on July 22 to procure a fleet of diesel-battery hybrid locomotives to modernise the ...

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    Locomotives exported from the USA to Peru

    2020-07-12T05:00:00Z

    PERU: Logistics company Dachser has delivered two 180 tonne diesel locomotives to Lima from the Port of Houston in the USA. ‘Managing all the steps of this type of heavy-lift cargo project can be quite challenging; however, Dachser was able to ...

  • Snowdon Mountain Railway Clayton Equipment locomotive
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    Snowdon Mountain Railway takes delivery of diesel-battery locomotives

    2020-07-07T10:24:00Z

    UK: The Snowdon Mountain Railway has taken delivery of two 800 mm gauge diesel-battery hybrid Abt rack locomotives ordered last year from Clayton Equipment, which specialises in the production of bespoke designs for specialist railway, metro, mining and tunnelling applications. Thanks to the hybrid drive, ...

  • TE33AC locomotive for Moldova
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    Modern locomotives on the way to Moldova

    2020-07-03T14:07:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The first six of 12 TE33AC diesel locomotives which national railway CFM ordered from GE Transportation, now Wabtec, in 2018 are currently being delivered from the LKZ factory at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan. The TE33AC locomotives for CFM have a 12-cylinder ...

  • CZ Loko EffiShunter 300 two-axle diesel-electric shunting locomotive.
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    CZ Loko to supply shunters to PKP Intercity

    2020-06-30T08:25:00Z

    POLAND: Sole bidder CZ Loko has been awarded a 39·1m złoty contract to supply 10 lightweight shunting locomotives for PKP Intercity to use at its principal depots. A previous tender had failed to attract any bidders within the budget. Based on the Czech manufacturer’s EffiShunter 300 ...

  • Lineas has awarded Voith a contract to overhaul an initial 30 of its Siemens/Vossloh Class 77 diesel-hydraulic locomotives,
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    Lineas awards diesel locomotive overhaul contract

    2020-06-23T13:14:00Z

    BELGIUM: Freight operator Lineas has awarded Voith a contract to overhaul an initial 30 of its Siemens/Vossloh Class 77 diesel-hydraulic locomotives, to improve reliability, reduce operating costs and minimise downtime. The 4½-year agreement announced on June 23 covers a major overhaul with a predefined scope, plus ...

  • BDZ has allocated 4m leva for modernisation of the 760 mm gauge diesel locomotives used on the 125 km Septemvri – Bansko – Dobrinishte line in the Rhodope mountains.
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    BDZ to repower narrow gauge locomotives

    2020-05-30T06:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: National operator BDZ has allocated 4m leva for modernisation of the 760 mm gauge diesel locomotives used on the 125 km Septemvri – Bansko – Dobrinishte line in the Rhodope mountains. The three classes of four-axle diesel locomotives on BDZ’s only remaining narrow gauge line ...

  • Vossloh locomotives
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    Vossloh completes sale of locomotive business to CRRC

    2020-05-29T14:15:00Z

    GERMANY: Vossloh AG finalised the sale of its Locomotives business unit to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive on May 29, with the tranaction to taken effect from May 31. This follows the completion of regulatory approvals in Germany and abroad during April. Following its strategic decision to ...

  • PT KAI and Progress Rail have signed a contract for the supply of a further 36 EMD GT38AC diesel locomotives.
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    Progress Rail awarded Indonesian locomotive contract

    2020-04-17T08:09:00Z

    INDONESIA: National railway PT KAI and Progress Rail have signed a contract for the supply of a further 36 EMD GT38AC diesel locomotives. The 1 067 mm gauge locomotives, known as Class CC205 in Indonesia, are to be delivered in late 2021, and will be used ...

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    Locomotive for Guinea rolled out

    2020-03-31T08:03:00Z

    GUINEA: The first of 14 series-build diesel locomotives ordered by the SMB-Winning consortium in December has been unveiled at CRRC Qishuyan’s plant in Changzhou. The Type DF8B 3·3MW Co-Co locomotives follow on from two prototypes, with all 16 scheduled to be ...

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    MBTA to roll out Violet Edge across commuter rail fleet

    2020-03-22T06:00:00Z

    tn_us-MBTA_commuter_train.jpg USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is to deploy Wi-Tronix’s Violet Edge technology across the fleet of diesel locomotives used on Boston commuter rail services. The agreement builds on projects undertaken with the supplier on some of the fleet since 2015. The internet of things ...

  • Clayton Equipment has agreed a contract to supply a further two Hybrid+ CBD90 battery-diesel locomotives to Tata Steel’s Port Talbot steelworks
    Rail Business UK

    Steelworks locomotive order

    2020-03-21T06:00:00Z

    UK: Clayton Equipment has agreed a contract to supply a further two Hybrid+ CBD90 battery-diesel locomotives to Tata Steel’s Port Talbot steelworks, taking the total order to five. The CBD90 is a 90 tonne Bo-Bo locomotive are powered by a EU Stage V compliant diesel engine, ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives.
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    Etihad Rail orders 38 locomotives

    2020-02-27T10:24:00Z

    UAE: National railway developer Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives. These will add to the seven 4 500 hp EMD SD70ACS locomotives delivered in 2013 for the opening of the 264 km first phase ...

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    EffiShunter 300 locomotives to be delivered to Serbia

    2020-02-23T06:00:00Z

    SERBIA: Following an international tender, national passenger operator Srbija Voz has selected CZ Loko to supply two locomotives for shunting at stations and depots. The EffiShunter 300 locomotives, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2021, will be similar to a pair which infrastructure manager ...

  • VR has awarded Hitachi Rail STS a contract to supply onboard train control equipment for the 60 diesel-electric locomotives it has ordered from Stadler Valencia.
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    Hitachi Rail STS awarded VR ETCS contract

    2020-02-17T13:16:00Z

    FINLAND: Stadler has awarded Hitachi Rail STS a contract to provide onboard train control equipment for the 60 diesel-electric locomotives it is to supply to national railway VR . This will be compatible with ETCS Baseline 3.6 as well as the JKV national train protection system. ...

  • Transmashholding 3TE25K2M locomotive
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    Russian Railways puts 9·3 MW diesel locomotives into service

    2020-01-29T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Bryansk works has delivered 12 three-section 9·3 MW locomotives, which the manufacturer says are the most powerful diesels in the 1 520 mm gauge region. The 3TE25K2M has been developed from the 2TE25K Persvet twin-section design, of which 502 have been produced since 2005. ...

  • Russian Railways’ Kaliningrad division is upgrading its fleet to handle an increase in traffic through the exclave.
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    Standard gauge locos to handle traffic through Kaliningrad

    2020-01-25T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Five 1 435 mm gauge shunting locomotives have been delivered to Russian Railways’ Kaliningrad division, which is upgrading its fleet to handle an increase in traffic through the exclave. This includes China – Europe transit freight which is being routed through Kaliningrad to avoid congestion ...

  • DB Toshiba hybrid locomotive impression
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    DB confirms order for hybrid locomotives

    2020-01-23T16:17:00Z

    GERMANY: Following the positive outcome of a feasibility study, DB Cargo has confirmed it is to buy 50 Toshiba diesel-battery hybrid 100 km/h locomotives for shunting and short-distance freight operations, and will lease a further 50 locos. The HDB800 locos will be equipped with Toshiba’s SCiB ...