Archive for category: Rail Freight

Kansas City Southern orders 50 GE locomotives

Photo: GE Transportation.The locomotives will be produced at the GE Transportation facility in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning in 2018.
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Mercitalia Rail joins intelligent freight train trial

Mercitalia Rail, the freight subsidiary of the Italian state-owned railway, is to support Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and SBB Cargo to develop ‘intelligent freight trains’. The programme is looking at how the digitisation of rail freight in Europe can improve the sector, making it safer and more efficient. An area of focus is to automate the […]
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Canadian National Railway orders 1,000 grain hopper cars after new rail act is passed into law

Photo: Mark Pitt Images.Canadian National Railways' CEO said it was able to make the "substantial investment" following the passing of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernisation Act, through Canada's parliament.
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Gazpromtrans orders 24 liquified natural gas-powered shunters

The Obskaya–Bovanenkovo railway. Photo: Gazprom.These locomotives will be operated on Gazprom's 525km-long Obskaya-Bovanenkovo railway in northern Russia. 
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‘A generational leap in the market’: Bombardier showcases new electric locomotive

Photo: Bombardier Transportation.Bombardier Transportation has presented its new TRAXX DC3 electric locomotive at its site in Vado Ligure, Italy.
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GE Transportation reaches agreement to merge with Wabtec

Photo: GE.The announcement comes six months after General Electric (GE) confirmed it was looking to sell the "non-core" transport division to become "simpler, stronger and to drive more growth.
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Rio Tinto receives regulatory approval for autonomous trains operation in Australia

The mining corporation said that the AutoHaul project, which is focused on automating trains transporting iron ore to its port facilities in Pilbara, continues to progress and is on schedule to be completed at the end of 2018.
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Hupac to buy ERS Railway from Genesee & Wyoming

Photo: Hupac.Should the deal receive regulatory approval, and subject to closing conditions, the deal is expected to be wrapped up in the second quarter of 2018. 
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American construction firm secures almost $4bn of rail contracts in India

Photo: Teacher1943.Hill International, a United States-based construction consulting firm, has announced it has secured almost $4 billion worth of rail project contracts in India.
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Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World introduce vision for the future of freight

Photo: Virgin Hyperloop One.Named DP World Cargospeed, the new company says it will be able to deliver "freight at the speed of flight and closer to the cost of trucking".
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This is how much economic damage was caused by the Rastatt crisis

Photo: European Rail Freight Association.Europe's leading rail freight organisations have pooled their resources to assess the economic impact of the Rastatt crisis.
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