All Progress Rail articles – Page 3

  • 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.

    EMD locos ordered for Tunisian phosphate trains


    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, ...

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    Rebuilt Metra locomotive returns to Chicago


    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra announced on September 7 that the first of 41 locomotives being rebuilt by Progress Rail Services has returned to service. Following testing, Metra plans to assign the loco to its routes operated under contract by Union Pacific. Metra awarded Progress Rail a $91m contract ...

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    F125 debuts in California


    USA: Southern California Regional Rail Authority formally unveiled its first F125 diesel locomotive at Los Angeles Union Station on July 18. Among those taking part in the celebrations were Metrolink CEO Art Leahy, Electro-Motive Diesel President & CEO Billy Ainsworth, Commissioner Fran Inman from the California Transportation Commission and US ...

  • GT46AC diesel-electric locomotive for Algeria’s SNTF (Photo: EMD).

    EMD locos arrive in Algeria


    ALGERIA: National railway SNTF has taken delivery of a batch of 10 GT46AC diesel-electric locomotives supplied by Progress Rail Services subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel. The locomotives were delivered from the USA to Algeria by Combi Lift’s CL900 lift-on lift-off ship Palmerton. SNTF has ordered a total of 30 of the ...

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    Progress Rail Services acquires Inspired Systems


    AUSTRALIA: Progress Rail Services has acquired Inspired Systems, a Perth-based company with a facility in Port Hedland which supplies railway asset protection and condition-based monitoring systems. These compile data to identify problems in real time, and also monitor general utilisation and maintenance needs. ‘We’ve collaborated with Inspired since 2010, and ...

  • Aurizon has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Progress Rail Services for a long-term maintenance and spare parts supply deal (Photo: Aurizon).

    Aurizon and Progress Rail announce maintenance agreement


    AUSTRALIA: Aurizon has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Progress Rail Services for a long-term maintenance and spare parts supply deal, as part of a programme intended to achieve savings of A$380m in 2015-18. Progress Rail was chosen following a competitive tender. A final agreement is expected to ...

  • EMD Class 66 locomotives for GB Railfreight.

    ‘Last ever’ Class 66 locomotives delivered


    UK: What manufacturer Electro-Motive Diesel and operator GB Railfreight expect to be the final batch of Class 66 locomotives to be built arrived at the port of Newport in Wales on February 12. The seven locomotives were unloaded the following morning, and take GBRf’s Class 66 fleet to 78 locomotives. ...

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    Progress Rail buys fuel injection system supplier


    USA: Progress Rail Services has acquired Haynes Corp, which manufactures precision diesel fuel injection systems for heavy duty engines. Products includes injection pumps, injector assembles, nozzles, delivery valves, plungers, barrels and electronic injectors. Haynes also undertakes contract manufacturing. ‘This acquisition is a good strategic fit to expand our offering of ...

  • Electro-Motive Diesel pre-production SD70ACe-T4 Tier 4 compliant diesel locomotive.

    EMD unveils its first Tier 4 diesel locomotive


    USA: The first of six pre-production Tier 4 compliant diesel locomotives being built by the Electro-Motive Diesel subsidiary of Progress Rail Services was unveiled at the Railway Interchange 2015 exhibition in Minneapolis on October 4. On show at the outdoor display in BNSF’s Northtown Yard, the SD70ACe-T4 locomotive is powered ...

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    Progress Rail to buy Rail Product Solutions


    USA: Caterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail Services Corp announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to purchase track fastening supplier Rail Product Solutions Inc from Amsted Rail Co on September 29. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition ‘expands our portfolio of track related products and ...

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    Ferromex and Ferrosur order EMD SD70ACe


    MEXICO: Electro-Motive Diesel of the USA is to supply 19 SD70ACe locomotives to freight operator Ferromex and 15 of the same type to its sister company Ferrosur, EMD’s parent Progress Rail Services announced on September 24. The locomotives are due to enter service by June 2015 under contracts which both ...

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    Progress buys Australian track business


    AUSTRALIA: The Progress Rail Services subsidiary of Caterpillar finalised the purchase of Pacific Rail Engineering’s track business on June 17. ‘The acquisition of PRE is another step in expanding our global footprint to meet our customers’ needs,’ said Billy Ainsworth, Progress Rail President & CEO. ‘With nearly 25 years of ...

  • Progress Rail Services/Downer EDI PR22L Class TR locomotive for TasRail.

    TasRail TR Class locomotives on test


    AUSTRALIA: The first two of 17 TR Class freight locomotives which Tasmanian state operator TasRail ordered from Progress Rail Services and Downer Rail in December 2011 have started acceptance and commissioning trials ahead of entry into revenue service. The next four locomotives are expected to arrive shortly. Intended for use ...

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    GB Railfreight expands Class 66 fleet


    UK: Eurotunnel subsidiary GB Railfreight announced on September 3 that it had ordered a further eight Class 66 locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. The manufacture and supply agreement was signed at Rannoch station on the route between Glasgow and Fort William by GB Railfreight Managing Director John Smith and Paul ...

  • Impression of Electro-Motive Diesel F125 Spirit locomotive.

    Metrolink orders EMD passenger locomotives


    USA: Southern California Regional Rail Authority has signed an agreement for Electro-Motive Diesel to supply 'up to 20' F125 Spirit diesel locomotives for use on Metrolink passenger services. Announcing the deal on May 31, EMD said it would assemble the locomotives at its Muncie, Indiana, plant for delivery from ...

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    Progress Rail buys RibbonWeld mobile welding assets


    USA: Progress Rail Services announced the purchase of RibbonWeld's mobile rail welding assets on December 12. Progress Rail will acquire RibbonWeld's mobile flash butt welding equipment and a continuous welded rail train, which will become part of its Chemetron Railway Products subsidiary. RibbonWeld will continue to provide in-plant rail ...

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    EMD and Barloworld form African locomotive joint venture


    SOUTH AFRICA: Electro-Motive Diesel and plant, automotive and handling product distributor Barloworld have formed Electro-Motive Diesel Africa, a joint venture which will assemble locomotives in South Africa for the wider southern African market. 'Africa is an important market for us and the joint venture with an established company, like Barloworld ...

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    Progress Rail closes EMD plant in London


    CANADA: Caterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail announced on February 3 that it was closing the Electro-Motive Diesel locomotive assembly plant at London, Ontario, with immediate effect. Approximately 450 employees represented by the Canadian Auto Workers union will be affected, along with non-union management grades. Staff at Electro-Motive Canada had been locked ...

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    TasRail awards locomotive replacement contract


    AUSTRALIA: A partnership of Downer Rail and Progress Rail is to supply 17 diesel locomotives to Tasmania's TasRail from mid-2013 under a A$60m contract which was signed on December 13. The PR22L locomotives will replace the current fleet that is 'well beyond' its useful operating life and which TasRail Chairman ...

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    Progress Rail plant completes first locomotives


    USA: Progress Rail Services officially opened its locomotive assembly plant in Muncie, Indiana, on October 28, with the unveiling of the first two locomotives produced at the site. The Caterpillar subsidiary rolled out the locomotives for Ferromex and Setrag 10 months after work at the site began, and 364 days ...