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  • Progress Rail has announced EMD Joule, a battery shunting locomotive which Vale plans to use to reduce emissions from its rail operations
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    EMD Joule battery shunting locomotive under development

    2020-07-28T16:21:00Z

    BRAZIL: Progress Rail has announced EMD Joule, a lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive which it hopes to make available to the global market in early 2021. The Caterpillar subsidiary is working with mining group Vale to develop the 100% electric locomotive, in a project which has brought ...

  • PT KAI and Progress Rail have signed a contract for the supply of a further 36 EMD GT38AC diesel locomotives.
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    Progress Rail awarded Indonesian locomotive contract

    2020-04-17T08:09:00Z

    INDONESIA: National railway PT KAI and Progress Rail have signed a contract for the supply of a further 36 EMD GT38AC diesel locomotives. The 1 067 mm gauge locomotives, known as Class CC205 in Indonesia, are to be delivered in late 2021, and will be used ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives.
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    Etihad Rail orders 38 locomotives

    2020-02-27T10:24:00Z

    UAE: National railway developer Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives. These will add to the seven 4 500 hp EMD SD70ACS locomotives delivered in 2013 for the opening of the 264 km first phase ...

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    Progress Rail sells maintenance equipment leasing business

    2020-01-03T11:39:00Z

    USA: Dallas-based private equity firm Paceline Equity Partners has acquired the Progress Rail Equipment Leasing Corp business from Catterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail. Terms of the transaction announced on January 2 were not disclosed. Based near Detroit and with an office in the St Louis area, ...

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    Progress Rail to buy Cleveland Track Material

    2019-10-31T15:51:00Z

    USA: Progress Rail has signed an agreement to buy specialist trackwork supplier Cleveland Track Material Inc, the largest US company in Vossloh’s Customised Modules division. The €35m sale does not require regulatory approval, and is expected to close in early November. ‘This acquisition allows Progress Rail ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.
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    Egyptian locomotive renewal programme underway

    2019-09-16T10:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has invited expressions of interest in the supply of up to 100 diesel-electric locomotives for use on long-distance passenger services, with tendering expected to get underway by the end of the year. The project is to be funded with a €290m loan ...

  • GB Railfreight has awarded Progress Rail a contract to repower 16 Class 56 diesel locomotives.
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    Progress Rail to repower GB Railfreight locomotives

    2019-04-03T08:25:55Z

    UK: GB Railfreight has awarded Progress Rail a contract to repower 16 serviceable, stored or non-running Class 56 diesel locomotives which it bought from UK Rail Leasing last June. The existing Ruston-Paxman RK3 engines and control gear on the locomotives dating from 1976-84 will be replaced with new EMD 12-710 ...

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    Metra orders rebuilt freight locomotives

    2019-02-22T14:25:00Z

    USA: A $70·9m contract for Progress Rail to supply 15 rebuilt EMD SD70MAC freight locomotives to haul its commuter trains was approved by the board of Chicago operator Metra on February 20. There are options for up to 27 more if funding is made available. The remanufactured locomotives will be ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has been awarded a contract to supply a further 20 diesel–electric locomotives to Bangladesh Railway.
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    Bangladesh Railway orders metre-gauge locomotives

    2019-02-22T12:29:17Z

    BANGLADESH: Hyundai Rotem has been awarded a contract to supply a further 20 diesel–electric locomotives to Bangladesh Railway. The US$80m order signed on February 20 is being supported by the Export-Import Bank of Korea. The 100 km/h metre-gauge mixed-traffic locomotives with air-conditioned cabs are to be produced at Changwon in ...

  • The US$135m order is being financed with a loan from the Asian Development Bank (Photo: ADB).
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    Bangladesh Railway orders Progress Rail locomotives

    2019-01-16T08:46:28Z

    BANGLADESH: A contract for Progress Rail to supply 40 diesel locomotives was signed by Bangladesh Railway in Dhaka on January 14. The 1 676 mm gauge locomotives are to be supplied from the Progress Rail plant at Muncie in the USA, with deliveries scheduled to start in 24 months and ...

  • SNCFT has taken delivery of the first 10 of 20 EMD Type GT42AC diesel locomotives which are being supplied by Progress Rail
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    Locomotives delivered to Tunisia

    2019-01-08T06:00:00Z

    TUNISIA: National railway SNCFT has taken delivery of the first 10 of 20 EMD Type GT42AC diesel locomotives which are being supplied by Progress Rail under a 165m dinar contract awarded in December 2016. The locomotives are being produced at Progress Rail’s site in Muncie, Indiana. Numbered 060DS651 to ...

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    Egyptian National Railways signs fleet modernisation MOU

    2018-09-18T15:58:08Z

    EGYPT: Progress Rail and Egyptian National Railways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities for the possible supply of new locomotives, as well as terms to modernise, overhaul and maintain a portion of ENR’s existing locomotive fleet under a long-term service agreement. Announcing the MOU on September 18, ...

  • Ferrocarril de Antofagasta has taken delivery of seven Progress Rail GT42 locomotives.
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    Ferrocarril de Antofagasta renews locomotive fleet

    2018-07-20T09:41:55Z

    CHILE: Ferrocarril de Antofagasta has taken delivery of seven Progress Rail GT42 locomotives and awarded GE Transportation a contract to supply five C23EMP locos, as part of a fleet renewal programme which will see a total of 14 new locos delivered by the end of 2019. FCAB ordered the GT42 ...

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    Progress Rail to rebuild 30 CP locos

    2018-06-28T11:00:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific has awarded Progress Rail a contract to modernise 30 SD90MAC locomotives to the SD70ACU specification. Major components will be remanufactured to improve performance and reliability, including the existing EMD 710 engines, and the locos will be fitted with new traction control systems and cabs meeting the latest ...

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    Union Pacific orders low-emission shunters

    2018-05-03T13:38:00Z

    USA: Union Pacific has ordered 10 EMD24B low-emission locomotives from Progress Rail for yard shunting work in California. Announced on May 1, the order is the first for the EMD24B design, following the testing of a demonstrator by Pacific Harbor Line at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. ...

  • Progress Rail has acquired signalling and control system supplier ECM SpA.
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    Progress Rail acquires Italian signalling company ECM

    2018-01-05T12:31:37Z

    ITALY: Progress Rail completed the acquisition of Pistoia-based signalling and control system supplier ECM SpA on January 2. Progress Rail said ECM had invested in developing of leading edge technologies including computer based interlocking and automatic train protection systems, making it ‘an attractive complement’ to the US group’s signalling portfolio. ...

  • Progress Rail said the acquisition would strengthen its Australian footprint.
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    Progress Rail to acquire Downer EDI’s freight activities

    2017-11-21T16:57:54Z

    AUSTRALIA: Downer EDI announced on November 21 that it had signed an agreement to sell its freight business to Progress Rail for A$109m. The sale of the freight rolling stock, aftermarket and services activities is expected to close in January. It includes customer contracts, 15 facilities including those at Malaga, ...

  • Seeing Machines has signed an extended partnership agreement providing Progress Rail Services with an exclusive worldwide licence covering rail applications.
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    Progress Rail and Seeing Machines sign driver monitoring partnership

    2017-09-13T10:08:00Z

    SEEING MACHINES: Vision technology company Seeing Machines has signed an extended partnership agreement providing Progress Rail Services with an exclusive worldwide licence covering rail applications. Following an agreement announced at InnoTrans 2014, the two companies have co-operated to undertaken trials using a dashboard-mounted infra-red camera and artificial intelligence to monitor ...

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    Progress Rail tests remanufactured Tier 4 shunting loco

    2017-02-23T16:22:59Z

    USA: Progress Rail has completed initial testing of a EMD24B locomotive produced from remanufactured components, and has begun the process of obtaining Tier 4 emissions certification. The 2000 hp locomotive will also undergo 3 000 h of in-service testing with Anacostia Rail Holdings' P acific Harbor Line, which operates at ...

  • The contract was signed on December 5 by SNCFT Chairman & CEO Sabiha Derbal and Progress Rail’s Regional Director of International Sales for North Africa & Middle East Ramzi Imad.
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    EMD locos ordered for Tunisian phosphate trains

    2016-12-12T13:20:00Z

    TUNISIA: National railway SNCFT has awarded Progress Rail Services a 165m dinar contract to supply 20 Electro-Motive Diesel GT42AC diesel locomotives which will primarily be used to haul phosphate trains in the hot, dry and sandy environment. The metre-gauge locomotives are to be manufactured at Progress Rail’s plant in Muncie, ...