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2013-10-31 23:25:11

Locomotive axle generators enter the 21st century. Minneapolis (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The new ZTR Locomotive Axle Generator is designed for the rigors of the railroad and features a modern, low-profile design. It is field-configurable, easy-to-install, and fits on all Timken bearings. It mounts on the locomotive journal box by a versatile ring bracket design and uses an easy-to-route flexible cable. It also affixes to axles without splines. The pulse per revolution (PPR) signal is...

2013-07-23 16:20:19

OTTAWA, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Transport Canada announced an emergency directive pursuant to section 33 of the Railway Safety Act to increase rail safety. Although the cause of the accident in Lac-Mégantic remains unknown at this time, Transport Canada is moving forward to build upon the safety advisories received last Friday from the Transportation Safety Board and further enhance existing safe railway operations and the security of railway transportation. Transport...

2013-06-26 08:21:06

WILMERDING, Pa., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to supply 13 additional, next-generation HSP46 passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2014. The locomotives, which will be compliant with EPA Tier 3 and FTA Buy America, are manufactured in Boise, Idaho with major components supplied by GE Transportation of Erie, Pa. The new contract follows previous...

2013-06-12 23:26:09

National rail operator rolling out TTG´s connected Energymiser Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) to cut energy use and environmental emissions while managing on-time running of trains. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 New Zealand´s national rail operator, KiwiRail, has joined forces with TTG Transportation Technology to cut energy consumption and environmental emissions while managing on-time running of trains using TTG´s Energymiser® Driver Advisory System. KiwiRail...

2013-06-05 08:20:35

WILMERDING, Pa., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) said its MotivePower subsidiary has received an order to build six additional locomotives for CFCLA Rail JV Pty Ltd., a joint venture of CFCL Australia Pty. Limited and Marubeni Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. In 2012, the company ordered 10 MotivePower locomotives. CFCL Australia is the leading locomotive and freight car lessor in Australia, and Marubeni is a Japanese company with interests in transportation and a...

2013-03-27 16:20:20

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year a world conference is held to coordinate work by scientists and engineers on using hydrogen technology to power trams and trains, replacing diesel oil and overhead wires. These International Hydrail Conferences (IHCs) were begun in 2005 by North Carolina's Mooresville South Iredell Chamber of Commerce and the Energy Center at Appalachian State University. This year's 8th International Hydrail Conference will be held in Toronto,...

2012-09-27 06:21:16

EDMONTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today it is testing two mainline diesel-electric locomotives fuelled principally by natural gas in revenue service in northern Alberta. Keith Creel, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, said: "CN launched this locomotive test to explore the use of natural gas as a potential alternative to conventional diesel fuel. This reflects CN's continuing drive to look for ways to improve operating...

2012-09-05 06:21:38

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hydrail Travel Fund created earlier this year by Merinos Home Furnishings of Mooresville is helping to expedite the development of hydrogen fuel cell railway technology in Europe. The fund has sparked a German-UK-US Green railroad collaboration through networking. The UK's first hydrail locomotive, introduced at the 7th International Hydrail Conference (7IHC) in July, will help promote hydrogen railroad technology in Hannover, Germany,...

2012-08-22 10:21:11

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad today unveiled an advanced experimental locomotive at its J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville that will test three emissions-reducing technologies including exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), and diesel particulate filters (DPF). Years in development, UP 9900 will be used for operations in northern California ranging approximately 200 miles from its base in Roseville. UP 9900 is the signature unit...

2012-08-14 02:22:03

WILMERDING, Pa., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) said its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a $45 million contract with Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario and the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), to repower 11 locomotives with new engines and propulsion systems that meet significantly higher environmental standards. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2014. The locomotives, originally built by...