All Diesel loco articles

  • Bowen Rail’s Queensland coal locomotives delivered

    Bowen Rail’s Queensland coal locomotives delivered


    AUSTRALIA: Adani Group’s Bowen Rail Co has taken delivery of the first of 10 locomotives ordered to haul coal from Bravus Mining & Resources’ Carmichael Mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, which is to begin operations this year. ‘We launched the Bowen Rail Company in August 2020 ...

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    Children’s railway under construction in Mongolia


    MONGOLIA: National operator Ulaanbaatar Railway has begun developing its first children’s railway, where school pupils will be able to gain experience of railway operations. The 2·1 km circular line is being built in the northern city in Darkhan under a project being ...

  • Nexrail Vossloh DE18 (Photo: Vossloh Locomotives)

    New leasing company targets non-electrified routes with SmartHybrid locos


    EUROPE: Private equity infrastructure investor InfraVia Capital Partners has formed Nexrail Lease to supply low-emission locomotives for unelectrified routes. The new leasing company has placed a framework order for up to 50 Vossloh Locomotives DE18 Stage V SmartHybrid locos, and taken over 53 existing locos. CRRC ...

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    Union Pacific ups biodiesel blend


    USA: Progress Rail has approved the use of up to 20% biodiesel blend across its range of 645 and 710 series engines. This follows testing with high-horsepower locomotives to monitor fuel consumption and the impact on engine oil and fuel filters. Approval will enable Union Pacific ...

  • STM TGM8 locomotive

    Russian company to export Elephants to Africa


    GUINEA: Russian manufacturer Sinara Transport Machines has been awarded a contract to supply six TGM8 ‘Elephant’ shunting locomotives to the Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia bauxite mining subsidiary of aluminium producer RUSAL. The first TGM8 four-axle diesel-hydraulic locos were produced for French company Solmer in 1972, ...

  • SMH Rail H10 Series locomotive for Tanzania (2)

    Malaysian-built locomotive for the African freight market unveiled


    LOCOMOTIVE: Malaysian rolling stock manufacturing and maintenance company SMH Rail has rolled out its first H10 Series diesel-electric locomotive. It is designed for use by African freight operators, with Tanzania Railways Corp as the launch customer. Unveiling the first locomotive at a virtual ceremony on August ...

  • DiGas worked with Orion Kolej to convert a SM42 shunting loco to dual-fuel operation, using LNG supplied by Novatek Green Energy.

    Shunters converted to gas dual-fuel operation


    EUROPE: Shunting locomotives in Estonia and Poland have been converted to diesel and gas dual-fuel operation using the NYSMART technology developed by Latvian company DiGas. A TEM2 shunting locomotive belonging to Estonian state-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused has been converted to ...

  • Wabtec has completed the 1 000th locomotive it has remanufactured for customers in the Americas under a programme launched in 2015.

    Wabtec breathes new life into older locomotives


    USA: This month Wabtec completed the 1 000th locomotive it has remanufactured for customers in the Americas under a programme launched in 2015. Norfolk Southern has taken delivery of 500 of the locos, with other customers including Canadian Pacific, BNSF, Union Pacific and Brazilian operator Rumo.

  • Elga-Trans TMH 3TE25K2M loco

    Private operator takes delivery of three-section diesel locomotives


    RUSSIA: The first 3TE25K2M three-section main line freight diesel locomotives to be ordered by a private operator rather than by Russian Railways have been delivered from Transmashholding’s Bryansk plant. Six of the 9·3 MW locomotives were ordered in May by Elga-Trans, which operates the 321 ...

  • Operail has converted a GE C36 locomotive to diesel and LNG dual-fuel operation (Photo: Raul Mee/Operail).

    Operail unveils LNG freight locomotive


    ESTONIA: Operail has unveiled a General Electric C36 main line freight locomotive which it has converted to dual-fuel operation using natural gas as well as diesel. ‘It will help us reduce our fuel costs by 30%, and the machine emits 20% less carbon dioxide and ...

  • STM TGMK2 shuting loco

    TGMK2 industrial locomotive on test


    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines’ first TGMK2 light shunting locomotive is being tested by industrial logistics subsidiary SinaraPromTrans at the Taganrog Metallurgical Plant, ahead of further refinement of the design at STM’s Kalugaputmash plant. The compact locomotive has a hydraulic drive and a microprocessor diagnostic system. ...

  • LTG Cargo TEM2 rebuild

    Soviet-era locomotive rebuilt to extend life and reduce emissions


    LITHUANIA: A TEM2UM-1000 shunting locomotive has been modernised using components from suppliers in the EU and the US to reduce fuel consumption by up 30% and meet the EU Stage V standard for particulate emissions. The modernisation work included installation of a Caterpillar C32 engine, ...

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    Class 66 diesel locomotive decarbonisation project underway


    UK: A project to reduce the emissions from an EMD Class 66 freight locomotive by converting it to run on a combination of diesel, biogas and hydrogen has been awarded government funding. The nine-month project which has been awarded £398 000 from the Department for Transport’s ...

  • CSX will be the first railway to demonstrate Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero technology for the automatic starting and stopping of trains, and has placed orders for locomotive modifications which are designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

    CSX to use Wabtec technology to improve fuel efficiency and meet climate goals


    USA: CSX will be the first railway to demonstrate Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero technology for the automatic starting and stopping of trains, and has placed orders for locomotive modifications which are designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Zero-to-Zero builds on the established Trip Optimizer ...

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    Egyptian National Railways awards loco refurbishment contract


    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Ukraine’s Nikolaev Locomotive Repair Plant a contract to modernise 55 Adtranz DE2550 diesel locomotives. ‘We will carry out deep modernisation of diesel locomotives with the installation of new engines, power and auxiliary equipment and microprocessor control systems to significantly ...

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    RZD places order for 200 diesel locomotives


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways and Sinara Transport Machines have agreed a firm order for the supply and life-cycle maintenance of 200 2TE35A twin-section main line freight diesel locomotives able to haul trains of up to 7 100 tonnes. This follows a framework agreement for the supply ...

  • Yakutian Railway Progress Rail 2TE3250 diesel locomotive (1)

    Progress Rail locomotive on test in Russia


    RUSSIA: Yakutia Railway has taken delivery of a Progress Rail EMD 2TE3250 twin-section diesel locomotive for testing in the region’s extreme environment. The locomotive was transported to the US west coast by rail and then by sea to Vladivostok and to Yakutia. ...

  • Effishunter 1000

    CLF orders EffiShunter locos


    ITALY: Rail construction and maintenance company Costruzioni Linee Ferroviarie has ordered 10 Class 741.7 EffiShunter 1000 diesel locomotives from CZ Loko. Two of these produced by rebuilding Class 740/742 locos will be supplied from the Czech Republic by the end of 2021, while the remaining ...

  • Tavan Tolgoi coal mine excavators

    EMD locomotives ordered for Mongolian coal railway


    MONGOLIA: Financing company Bodi International has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply 16 EMD SD70ACeLW locomotives for use on the future Tavan Tolgoi – Gashuun Sukhait railway. The 1 520 mm gauge locomotives will be powered by 16-cylinder EMD 710 Series engines rated at ...

  • Indian-built locomotive for Mozambique's CFM

    Indian designed and built locomotives for Mozambique


    MOZAMBIQUE: Indian Railways’ Banaras Locomotive Works in Varanasi has rolled out the first two of six 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives ordered by Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique along with 90 stainless steel coaches. The 3 000 hp ‘Designed in ...