All Diesel loco articles

  • EMD locos for PT KAI (Photo Progress Rail) (2)

    Progress Rail to supply locomotives to Sumatra


    INDONESIA: National railway PT KAI has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply 54 EMD GT38AC locomotives from 2025 for use hauling freight in south Sumatra. The order announced on February 15 will add to the 91 GT38AC locomotives delivered since 2011. The 1 067 mm ...

  • Impression of Stadler inter-city train for Saudi Arabia Railways (Image Stadler)

    Saudi Arabia Railways orders its next generation of inter-city trains


    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Railways has signed contracts for Stadler to supply its next generation of passenger trains. The Swiss manufacturer said these would ‘elevate train travel in the kingdom to the next level in terms of passenger comfort, travel experience and reliability’. The contracts signed ...

  • GE C30ACi locomotive for Mozambique.

    Investment aims to make Mozambique – South Africa railway more competitive


    MOZAMBIQUE: The African Development Bank has agreed financing for state-owned rail and port authority Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique to purchase locomotives, wagons and tank containers. This aims to improve the competitiveness of the 88 km Ressano Garcia rail corridor between the port of ...

  • Norfolk Southern conductor and engineer with train (Photo Norfolk Southern)

    Norfolk Southern aims for low-carbon future


    USA: Norfolk Southern has released its inaugural Climate Transition Plan, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity by 42% by 2034. Plans include the use of innovative technologies and operating practices to improve locomotive fuel consumption, which accounts for over 90% of the company’s scope 1 ...

  • Kambarka Engineering Works children’s railway train for Mongolia.

    Train ordered for children’s railway revival


    KAZAKHSTAN: Russia’s Kambarka Engineering Works is to supply a 750 mm gauge diesel locomotive and three coaches for the revival of the children’s railway in Semey.

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    Railpool orders Modula heavy shunting and freight locomotives


    GERMANY: Leasing company Railpool has ordered 45 Modula heavy shunting and freight locomotives from CRRC’s Vossloh Rolling Stock business, with options to purchase 142 more. The initial batch of locomotives is to be supplied in two variants. All will be fitted with a 1 MW diesel ...

  • Colas Class 37 and SOFC (Photo Colas)
    Rail Business UK

    Class 37 solid oxide fuel cell demonstration


    UK: Colas Rail has collaborated with G-Volution to demonstrate the use of solid oxide fuel cells running on biofuel to generate power for the auxiliary systems on a Class 37 locomotive, reducing the load on the main engine. SOFCs use bio-fuels such as Bio-LPG, Bio-LNG and ...

  • Rumo has taken delivery of two Progress Rail EMD GT38H battery-diesel hybrid locomotives

    Rumo takes delivery of battery-diesel hybrid locomotives


    BRAZIL: Freight operator Rumo has taken delivery of two Progress Rail EMD GT38H battery-diesel hybrid locomotives, which will store energy generated during dynamic braking rather than dissipate it as heat. Rumo expects the locos to use up to 45% less fuel and to be produce ...

  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Pacific Surfliner switches to renewable fuel


    USA: The Siemens Mobility Charger diesel-electric locomotives hauling Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service are now using renewable fuel made from materials including used cooking oil. The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency which manages the Pacific Surfliner service said this would ...

  • Colas HVO crane
    Rail Business UK

    Colas Rail trials HVO fuel for a loco, crane and tampers


    UK: Colas Rail is trialling the use of hydrotreated vegetable oil as a more sustainable alternative to diesel for fuelling a Class 56 freight locomotive, four tampers and a Kirow crane. HVO is produced from cooking oils and animal fats, which Colas Rail says can reduce ...

  • IE Class 071 loco

    Irish diesel loco to be converted to hydrogen fuel


    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann is to work with Latvian traction technology company DiGas to undertake a proof-of-concept conversion of a diesel locomotive to use hydrogen in its existing engine. IÉ will provide one of its EMD-built Class 071 locomotive dating from the 1970s for the ...

  • Tehuantepec loco

    British HSTs among fleets finding new homes in Mexico


    MEXICO: Redundant UK inter-city diesel trains and two tram-trains have been acquired by the Mexican navy, according to local sources.

  • Amtrak Airo train impression (1)

    Amtrak orders more Airo push-pull trainsets


    USA: Amtrak has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm order to supply a further 10 Airo push-pull trainsets. The order announced by the national passenger operator on August 21 has been placed as an option on a contract let in 2021. It takes the total procurement to ...

  • Vollert DER 300 twin-section robot shunting machine at Bogatyr mine

    Robot shunting locomotives deployed at Kazakh coal mine


    KAZAKHSTAN: German shunting equipment specialist Vollert has supplied five twin-section DER 300 diesel-electric automated robots for moving 1 km long trains of up to 6 900 tonnes through loading equipment at the Bogatyr open-cast coal mine in Ekibastuz. As part of a programme to expand production ...

  • Chiltern Railways Class 68 HVO
    Rail Business UK

    HVO fuel switch starts Chiltern Railways decarbonisation drive


    UK: Chiltern Railways has switched to using hydrotreated vegetable oil in its fleet of Class 68 diesel locomotives, as part of a long-term strategy to decarbonise London’s last remaining all-diesel suburban network.

  • Nordic Re-Finance has bought 44 Am843 diesel locomotives from Switzerland's SBB Cargo

    Swedish company buys SBB Cargo diesel locomotives


    EUROPE: Nordic Re-Finance has bought 44 Am843 diesel locomotives from Switzerland’s SBB Cargo, saying this will enable it to offer ‘future-proof’ locomotives for lease in the Swedish market. The Am843 single-cab four-axle Vossloh G1700-2 diesel locos dating from 2003-09 are used for shunting and light freight ...

  • Taiwan Railway Administration Stadler diesel locomotive (5)

    Stadler locomotives unveiled in Taiwan


    TAIWAN: The first two of 34 diesel-electric locomotive being supplied by Stadler was unveiled by Taiwan Railways Administration at the Changhua roundhouse on July 10. The €165m order was signed in October 2019 as the Swiss company’s first major procurement in the Pacific region. The locos ...

  • Indonesia locomotive (Photo Wabtec)

    Indonesian locomotive parts agreement


    INDONESIA: Wabtec has announced a multi-year agreement to supply its local partner PT IMECO with spare parts, overhaul kits and training to support national operator PT KAI’s CC206 locomotive fleet. The 150 CM20EMP diesel locomotives were supplied by Wabtec’s predecessor GE Transportation in 2012-16. ‘This is ...

  • Vossloh Rolling Stock DE18 locomotive in operation

    BBL Logistik orders 10 locomotives


    GERMANY: BBL Logistik Group has ordered 10 Vossloh Rolling Stock DE18 diesel locomotives for delivery from June 2024. The order signed at the end of June includes options for the CRRC ZELC subsidiary to supply a further five of the Stage V emissions standard-compliant locomotives. BBL ...

  • CBH Group is to buy 17 Wabtec 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives.

    Australian grain shipper orders locos and wagons in growth drive


    AUSTRALIA: Western Australian grain co-operative CBH Group announced an agreement to buy 17 Wabtec 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives on June 29, and the following day placed an order for CRRC Meishan to supply 200 standard gauge and 450 narrow gauge hopper wagons. The orders ...