CAPTION: Ferrovie Nord Milano has outshopped the first of its refurbished EA750 series EMUs, which are being modified to operate on the cross-city Passante route (RG 1.98 p48). Apart from a new livery, the main change is to provide a switch to transfer the passenger emergency alarm to an audible warning in the cab, to prevent an automatic brake application in the tunnels Photo: M Tolini

CAPTION: First of 23 SD-100 LRVs being built for Utah Transit Authority by Siemens Transportation Systems Inc is due to be shipped from Sacramento to Salt Lake City this month. Note the second dummy pantograph designed to scrape ice from the overhead wire

CAPTION: On February 2 British operator Freightliner put into service the first of 35 well wagons able to carry 9 ft 6 in high containers; built by Rautaruukki of Finland, they are being leased from Tiphook Rail. Freightliner also announced it was ordering a further 40 similar wagons

CAPTION: Chilean private freight concessionaire Fepasa, managed by US short line group Anacostia & Pacific, is buying 14 SD39-2M diesel locos remanufactured by National Railway Equipment of Dixmore, Illinois. They have been rebuilt from second-hand GP35 and GP40 Bo-Bos, and fitted with turbochargers, electronic controls and new three-axle bogies. Seven units entered service in January between Santiago and the ports of Valparaiso and San Antonio