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  • gb DB Cargo Class 66 First-HVO-Service-data
    Rail Business UK

    Vegetable oil-fuelled Class 66 hauls steel train


    UK: DB Cargo UK has tested the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel an Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotive. Loco 66 150 hauled a consignment of long-welded rail from British Steel’s Scunthorpe site to Network Rail’s depot at Eastleigh in Hampshire on December 16. ...

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    Locomotives on the way to Guinea


    GUINEA: CRRC Qishuyan has begun delivering eight DF8B twin-cab diesel locomotives and six CDA5A1 single-cab locomotives which the SMB-Winning bauxite mining consortium ordered in two batches in November and December last year. The locomotives will be used on a 125 km line ...

  • Canadian Pacific has announced plans to develop what it says will be North Amercia’s first hydrogen-powered main line locomotive.

    CP to test hydrogen fuel cell freight locomotive


    CANADA: Canadian Pacific has announced plans to develop what it says will be North Amercia’s first hydrogen-powered main line locomotive. This will involve retrofitting fuel cells and batteries to an existing locomotive, which will then be used for testing to evaluate the technology’s readiness for the ...

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    Stadler to supply freight locomotives to Uruguay


    URUGUAY: Stadler has won its first contract in Uruguay, covering the supply of seven Euro4001 six-axle diesel locomotives which PORTREN will use to haul trains between UPM’s new pulp mill at Paso de los Toros and the port of Montevideo. PORTREN is a consortium of the ...

  • DB Cargo UK has successfully tested the use of 100% renewable hydrotreated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 67 diesel locomotive
    Rail Business UK

    DB Cargo UK tests hydrotreated vegetable oil locomotive fuel


    UK: DB Cargo UK has successfully tested the use of 100% renewable hydrotreated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 67 diesel locomotive, and on-track trials are to follow with Class 67 and Class 66 locomotives, as well as testing with a Class 60. The testing, ...

  • ZAGRO road-rail vehicle for shunting work in Romania

    Rail Logistics takes delivery of road-rail Unimog


    ROMANIA: Tank wagon maintenance and cleaning company Rail Logistics has taken delivery of a Unimog U423 with Zagro road-rail equipment. To be used for the reliable and rapid shunting of tank wagons on the tracks at Rail Logistics’ industrial site, the road-rail vehicle is designed for ...

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    TMH locomotives arrive in Mongolia


    MONGOLIA: Ulaanbaatar Railway took delivery of two more TEM18DM diesel shunting locomotives from Transmashholding subsidiary Bryansk Engineering Plant on October 22. Under a contract signed in 2019, Bryansk is due to supply 10 TEM18DMs and 14 2TE25KM two-section diesel locomotives for main line freight services. All ...

  • us NCTD Siemens Charger

    San Diego NCTD orders more Charger locomotives


    USA: San Diego’s North County Transit District has ordered a further two Siemens Mobility Charger locomotives, taking its total order to nine. The latest order announced on October 26 will complete NCTD’s project to replace the locomotives currently used on Coaster commuter services with a ...

  • gb GBRf Class 66 loco (3)
    Rail Business UK

    GB Railfreight acquires Class 66 locos from Germany


    UK: Beacon Rail Leasing is to transfer five EMD Class 66 locomotives from Germany to the UK for use by GB Railfreight from early April 2021. The first two, 29004 and 29005, which were previously operated by Heavy Haul Power International, have been delivered to EMD ...

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    EffiShunter 1600 broad gauge fleet expands


    UKRAINE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has unveiled the first of four 1 520 mm gauge EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives which were ordered by steelmaker ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in July 2019. The 123-tonne centre-cab locomotives are heavily rebuilt from ČKD-built CME3 locos, have 1 000 kW ...

  • North County Transit District has ordered five Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel-electric locomotives for Coaster commuter services.

    Siemens Mobility awarded US locomotive support contract


    USA: San Diego’s North County Transit District has awarded Siemens Mobility a 20-year contract covering technical support and material management services for up to nine Charger locomotives. In 2018 NCTD ordered five charger locos to be delivered between March and June 2021 for use on Coaster ...

  • uz Navoi Mining & Metallurgical TMH Bryansk 2TE25KM

    Diesel locos delivered to Uzbek mining company


    UZBEKISTAN: TMH Bryansk has delivered two 2TE25KM twin-section main line freight locomotives to Navoi Mining Metallurgical Combinat. The twin-section diesel locomotives are capable of hauling 6 000 tonne trains, which is expected to significantly reduce transport costs for the gold and uranium mining company. ...

  • Stadler has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply TETRA onboard voice and data radio equipment for 60 diesel shunting locomotives which national railway VR ordered last year.

    Teltronic to supply TETRA radios for Finnish locomotives


    FINLAND: Stadler has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply TETRA onboard voice and data radio equipment for 60 diesel shunting locomotives which national railway VR ordered last year. The contract covers 60 RTP-300 EN50155/EN45545 compliant radio sets, RCC-3000 touchscreen control consoles and accessories for driver’s voice ...

  • CER Cargo CZ Loko EffiShunter 1000M

    Export EffiShunter 1000M handed over


    EUROPE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko handed over the first of two EffiShunter 1000M four-axle diesel-electric locomotives ordered by Hungarian operator CER Cargo Holding at its Jihlava plant on July 28. This is the first export contract for the EffiShunter 1000M; it follows an order for 50 ...

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    Locomotive stop-start system developed


    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


    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.
    Metro Report International

    NYCT orders Wabtec battery hybrid loco fleet to haul Subway works trains


    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


    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
    Rail Business UK

    Snowdon Mountain Railway takes delivery of diesel-battery locomotives


    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

    Modern locomotives on the way to Moldova


    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 ...