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    State Railway of Thailand awards locomotive ETCS contract

    2021-08-31T06:00:00Z

    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded Progress Rail’s ECM subsidiary and its local partner GLI Grandline Innovation a contract to design, supply and install onboard equipment on 70 locomotives to support ETCS Level 1 operation. Italian company ECM develops and manufactures HMR9 microprocessor interlockings and ...

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    Union Pacific ups biodiesel blend

    2021-08-28T05:00:00Z

    USA: Progress Rail has approved the use of up to 20% biodiesel blend across its range of 645 and 710 series engines. This follows testing with high-horsepower locomotives to monitor fuel consumption and the impact on engine oil and fuel filters. Approval will enable Union Pacific ...

  • ECM has signed a turnkey contract to supply the signalling systems for the Tiranë – Durrës modernisation programme
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    Tiranë – Durrës signalling contract awarded

    2021-05-28T09:10:00Z

    ALBANIA: Progress Rail subsidiary ECM has signed a turnkey contract to supply the signalling systems for the Tiranë – Durrës modernisation programme, which is being undertaken by Italian company INC under a contract signed with national railway HSH in February. Progress Rail is to supply ...

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    Progress Rail acquires Brazilian software company Nitryx

    2021-05-23T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Progress Rail has acquired software and consulting company Nitryx, which develops decision support tools for network optimisation, yard planning, crew management and rail movement planning. Nitryx has expertise in optimisation algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer vision, Radio Frequency Identification, advanced sensor application, internet of things ...

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    Progress Rail locomotive on test in Russia

    2021-04-29T14:55:00Z

    RUSSIA: Yakutia Railway has taken delivery of a Progress Rail EMD 2TE3250 twin-section diesel locomotive for testing in the region’s extreme environment. The locomotive was transported to the US west coast by rail and then by sea to Vladivostok and to Yakutia. ...

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    GB Railfreight and Progress Rail expand locomotive support contract

    2021-03-31T05:00:00Z

    UK: GB Railfreight has agreed to extend its existing locomotive services agreement with Progress Rail’s UK subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel Ltd to cover its expanding fleet. As well as providing increased repair capacity at the operator’s Doncaster and Peterborough depots, the extended agreement will see an ...

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    EMD locomotives ordered for Mongolian coal railway

    2021-03-16T12:17:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Financing company Bodi International has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply 16 EMD SD70ACeLW locomotives for use on the future Tavan Tolgoi – Gashuun Sukhait railway. The 1 520 mm gauge locomotives will be powered by 16-cylinder EMD 710 Series engines rated at ...

  • 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 ...

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    GB Railfreight acquires Class 66 locos from Germany

    2020-10-13T04:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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 ...