Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) Rolls Out the New JT42CWRM for Egyptian National Railways (ENR)

May 10, 2009

CAIRO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ — Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) has rolled out the first JT42CWRM 3,300 THP locomotive at the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) facility in Cairo, Egypt. EMD will be delivering 40 locomotives by the third quarter of 2009. The first 15 units have been delivered and are being commissioned. EMD has a long history of supplying locomotives to ENR going back to the 1950′s. ENR’s fleet will consist of 681 EMD powered locomotives once this order is complete. These new JT42CWRM will be a welcome addition to the ENR fleet of EMD locomotives as the expansion of ENR’s rail business moves forward.

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ENR will be utilizing the more powerful and reliable JT42CWRM for passenger lines. EMD will provide support for these locomotives with world-class service and technical support. These units will create the locomotive availability that ENR requires to meet present and future motive power needs.

The EMD JT42CWRM is equipped with a 3,300 THP 12N-710G3B 12 cylinder engine. The JT42CWRM is equipped with the EM2000 microprocessor locomotive control system that provides improved locomotive reliability and performance. EMD has incorporated several design features into the locomotive to enhance driver comfort, safety and maintainability of the locomotive. The driver comfort features include air-conditioning and ergonomic driver seats. Design features in the JT42CWRM help make the locomotive fire resistant and driver safety has been improved with an easy access emergency exit door. Locomotive diagnostic information is provided through the information displayed on the EM2000. This information will keep maintenance departments informed of the condition of each locomotive, enabling them to keep the locomotive in service.

According to Albert Enste, Vice President International Sales & Service, “EMD is proud to deliver one of its most reliable locomotives into service at ENR. The JT42CWRM has been in service throughout Europe for over ten years, and EMD is pleased to bring its experience with the JT42CWRM to the passenger service in Egypt.”

“ENR is EMD’s largest customer in the Middle East & North African region, and we are proud of our long lasting relationship with ENR. EMD is the leader in locomotive power in the region with over 3,750 units delivered,” added Ramzi Imad, EMD’s Regional Director for Middle East and Africa.

Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. is one of two U.S. original equipment manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives. Headquartered in LaGrange, Illinois, with additional facilities in London, Ontario, Canada, EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 73 countries worldwide. The Company is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 70,000 engines and has the largest installed base of diesel-electric locomotives in both North America and internationally. In addition to its locomotive manufacturing activities, EMD has an extensive aftermarket business offering customer’s replacement parts and a range of value-added services for its locomotives. The Company is also a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation.

Additional information may be found at www.EMDiesels.com.

SOURCE Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.

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