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  • Rail Operations (UK) Stadler Class 93 bodyshell
    Rail Business UK

    Tri-mode locomotive ‘of firsts’ to be delivered next year

    2022-07-21T14:14:00Z

    UK: The bodyshell for the first of the Class 93 tri-mode electric-diesel-battery locomotives ordered by Rail Operations (UK) has been completed at Stadler’s factory at Valencia in Spain. ‘This is a project of firsts’, said Iñigo Parra, CEO of Stadler Valencia, on July 21. ‘The Class ...

  • A shunting locomotive retrofitted for unattended operation to Grade of Automation 4 is being tested at the Voikkaa Business Area
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    Autonomous shunting locomotive on test

    2022-06-23T11:00:00Z

    FINLAND: A shunting locomotive retrofitted for unattended operation to Grade of Automation 4 is being tested at the Voikkaa Business Area as part of a project to develop an autonomous shunter for use at freight terminals, industrial sites and ports. Steelwheel has modified the Otso 4 ...

  • Freight concessionaire Rumo is planning to spend around R$1∙9bn on the acquisition of up to 45 locomotives and a fleet of 2 142 wagons
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    New fleet to serve Olacyr de Moraes Railroad

    2022-01-31T13:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Freight concessionaire Rumo is planning to spend around R$1∙9bn on the acquisition of up to 45 locomotives and a fleet of 2 142 wagons, according to local media reports. The fleet would operate on new lines to be known as the Olacyr de Moraes Authorised ...

  • Vossloh Locomotives DM 20 loco in the Port of Kiel (Image: Thorsten Mischke, Blandine von Ribbeck & Müller Romca Industrial Design)
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    DB Cargo places diesel-battery hybrid locomotive order

    2022-01-18T15:04:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Cargo has awarded Vossloh Locomotives a framework contract for the supply of 250 diesel-battery hybrid locomotives, with a firm order for an initial 50 to be delivered from 2024. Announcing the order on January 18, Dr Bernd Hoppe, CEO of CRRC ZELC-owned Vossloh Locomotives, ...

  • Siemens Mobilty Vectron locomotive under construction (Photo Siemens Mobility)
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    DB orders 50 more electro-diesel locomotives

    2022-01-18T12:06:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm order to supply a further 46 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, and the DB Bahnbaugruppe infrastructure services business has ordered four. The orders announced on January 18 have been placed under a September ...

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    Hydrogen freight locomotive demonstration planned

    2021-12-16T13:30:00Z

    USA: Progress Rail, BNSF and Chevron have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a fuel cell demonstrator locomotive to assess the viability of using hydrogen as an alternative to diesel for main line freight operations. Progress Rail plans to design and build a prototype ...

  • Aurizon and Anglo American hydrogen study
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    Hydrogen freight train study

    2021-12-15T15:53:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The feasibility of using hydrogen fuel cell locomotives to haul bulk freight trains is to be investigated by operator Aurizon and mining company Anglo American. Anglo American has developed proprietary hydrogen fuel cell and battery hybrid power units for heavy mining vehicles with a view ...

  • Pesa 6Dn-001 hydrogen fuel cell shunting locomotive (Photo: Radosław Kopras)
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    Hydrogen shunting locomotive unveiled

    2021-09-24T14:14:00Z

    POLAND: Pesa Bydgoszcz has unveiled its prototype SM42-6Dn hydrogen fuel cell shunting locomotive at the Trako 2021 trade fair in Gdańsk. ‘This initiative will be of key importance for accelerating the development of this technology in Poland’, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a message to ...

  • Indian Railways Agra Cantonment station (Photo: Michael Lashley/Pixabay)
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    Indian Railways to test fuel cell trains

    2021-08-11T09:02:00Z

    INDIA: Indian Railways’ Organisation of Alternative Fuels has invited bids to supply fuel cells and refuelling equipment for the conversion of two diesel-electric multiple units to hydrogen power. Last year Indian Railways completed the design of a 140 km/h fuel cell and battery hybrid trainset ...

  • Wabtec FLXdrive battery locomotive (2)
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    Wabtec and GM to co-operate on battery and hydrogen locos

    2021-06-15T15:22:00Z

    USA: Wabtec and General Motors have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to collaborate to develop and commercialise GM’s battery and hydrogen technology for Wabtec locomotives. Wabtec will bring expertise in energy management and systems optimisation, and GM its Ultium battery technology ...

  • A 3D view of plans for the Harrier Hydroshunter from the University of Birmingham
    Rail Business UK

    Harrier HydroShunter fuel cell locomotive to be converted from Class 08

    2021-04-23T00:01:00Z

    UK: A Class 08 diesel-electric shunting locomotive is being converted to fuel cell power by the Severn Valley Railway heritage line, the University of Birmingham and hydrogen technology specialist Vanguard Sustainable Transport Solutions. ‘Vanguard has developed the HydroShunter to enable cost-effective retrofitting of diesel locomotives with ...

  • us Sierra Northern Railway hydrogen switcher locomotive
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    Hydrogen fuel cell locomotive to be tested by Sierra Northern Railway

    2021-03-19T09:31:00Z

    USA: The California Energy Commission has awarded Sierra Northern Railway and energy research organisation GTI almost $4m to fund the production of a fuel cell shunting locomotive, with the aim of demonstrating the potential for hydrogen traction units to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel. ...

  • Universal Transport Group delivers NJ Transit locomotive (3)
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    Transporting a locomotive from Kassel to New Jersey

    2021-03-13T05:00:00Z

    USA: Universal Transport Group is managing the delivery of 25 ALP45-DP locomotives which NJ Transit ordered from Bombardier Transportation. The electro-diesel locomotives are being produced at the Kassel factory in Germany. Universal Transport Group’s project forwarder Züst Bachmeier is responsible for organising and ...

  • Operail has begun work to convert one of its US-built built General Electric C36 diesel locomotives to be dual fuelled with natural gas (Photo: Raul Mee)
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    Operail converts GE diesel loco to LNG dual-fuel operation

    2021-02-04T11:33:00Z

    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail has begun work to convert one of its US-built General Electric C36 diesel locomotives to be dual fuelled with liquefied natural gas. The use of LNG is expected to reduce fuel costs by 30%, CO2 emissions by 20% and SO2 by ...

  • Rail Operations (UK) Stadler Class 93 trimode locomotive impression
    Rail Business UK

    Trimode Class 93 locomotives ordered by Rail Operations (UK)

    2021-01-14T17:49:00Z

    UK: Stadler and Rail Operations (UK) Ltd have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 30 Class 93 trimode locomotives, with an initial batch of 10 scheduled for delivery in early 2023. The Bo-Bo locomotives will be based on the Class 68 UKLight diesel and Class ...

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    More ČD Cargo locomotives to be equipped with ETCS

    2021-01-01T12:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: State-owned freight operator ČD Cargo has awarded CZ Loko a €12·9m contract to install Bombardier Transportation ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 onboard equipment to 30 Class 753.7 diesel-electric locomotives by December 2022, under a deal co-funded from the EU’s Operational Programme Transport. ŽOS Vrútky ...

  • OptiFuel Systems has announced that it is ready to manufacture freight locomotives of 1 200 to  400 hp fuelled by biomethane and natural gas.
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    OptiFuel Systems announces natural gas freight locomotive

    2020-12-24T05:00:00Z

    USA: Rail, marine and generator product supplier OptiFuel Systems has announced that it is ready to manufacture freight locomotives of 1 200 to 2 400 hp fuelled by biomethane and natural gas. The South Carolina company is using a proprietary EPA rail-certified KOFSG11.9400 engine based on the ...

  • Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
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    Pacific Harbor Line to test EMD Joule battery locomotive

    2020-11-13T16:03:00Z

    USA: Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach from the second half of 2021. Anacostia Rail Holdings subsidiary PHL provides shunting services and dispatches all BNSF Railway ...

  • Retrack Stadler EuroDual impression
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    Retrack and European Loc Pool announce long-term locomotive leasing deal

    2020-10-13T12:53:00Z

    EUROPE: VTG Rail Logistics subsidiary Retrack has signed a long-term full-service leasing contract with European Loc Pool covering up to four Stadler EuroDual six-axle electro-diesel locomotives. To be delivered from Q1 2021, these will be rated at 2·8 MW in diesel mode and 6 MW in electric ...

  • DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives
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    DB Cargo awards framework agreement for 400 electro-diesel locos

    2020-09-08T11:16:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, which would be delivered in a number of variants to meet the national freight operator’s particular needs. Siemens Mobility said the agreement announced on ...