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200 Siemens locomotives for ÖBB

Die Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) haben mit Siemens einen Rahmenvertrag über die Lieferung von bis zu 200 Lokomotiven des Typs Vectron abgeschlossen. Es können bis zu 100 Wechselstrom (AC)-Lokomotiven, 50 Wechselstrom (AC)-Lokomotiven mit Dieselpower-Modul und 50 Mehrsystem (MS)-Lokomotiven abgerufen werden. Bei Vertragsschluss wurden 30 Vectron MS fest bestellt. Die Fahrzeuge sollen im Siemens-Werk in München, gefertigt werden. Die Auslieferung der ersten Fahrzeuge beginnt im Sommer 2018.

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with Siemens for the delivery of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Under the contract, up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. A firm order for 30 MS locomotives was placed at the signing. The locomotives will be built in the Siemens plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. The first units are to be delivered beginning in summer of 2018.

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with Siemens for the delivery of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Under the contract, up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. A firm order …

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Bulgaria’s only locomotive manufacturer invests over EUR 6m in capacity expansion

Bulgaria's only locomotive manufacturer invests over EUR 6m in capacity expansion

Bulgarian locomotive manufacturer Express Service has opened in Ruse a new workshop for the maintenance, repair and modernization of locomotives. The first phase of capacity expansion project has been completed and its value has been estimated at EUR 2.8 million. At the new facility, works for the repair of eight locomotives could be carried out simultaneously.  Express Service will also …

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HXN3B, China’s most powerful shunting locomotive

HXN3B

CNR Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company has presented two units of the country’s most powerful AC drive shunting locomotive. HXN3B shunting locomotive is a 4400 hp AC Drive Electric Locomotive, providing a maximum speed of 100km/h. The locomotive’s power is three times more compared to conventional DC locomotives, starting tractive effort was increased by 16%, …

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Russian Railways expects the localisation level of locomotives production to reach 80% until 2020

EP20 Scherbinka Sept 2011

Russian Railways (RZD) aims to increase the localisation level of Russian locomotives production, stated Valentin Gapanovich, RZD’s senior vice president during the Infospace forum. According to him, RZD and the Russian railway industry  have planned to increase the localisation rate of locomotives manufactured by Transmashholding (TMH) and Ural Locomotives (a joint venture of Russian Sinara …

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Russian Railways to purchase 484 new locomotives in 2015

Russian Railways to purchase 484 new locomotives in 2015

Russian Railways (RZD) investment program for this year will provide RUB 60.2 billion (EUR 838 million) for the purchase of 484 new locomotives (254 electric and 230 diesel  locomotives). The rolling stock fleet will be enlarged with: – Granite 2ES10 DC electric freight locomotive with asynchronous traction drive (4 units) – 2ES5 …

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Freightliner Poland orders five new Newag Dragon electric locomotives

Freightliner Poland orders five new Newag Dragon electric locomotives

Freightliner Poland signed a manufacture and supply agreement with Newag Gliwice and ING Bank Śląski S.A. (ING Lease Polska) for five Dragon E6DCF-DP electric locomotives, estimated at EUR 17.5 million. Freightliner Poland entered into a contingent lease agreement with ING Lease Polska for the rolling stock. According to Newag, the …

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Omnitek Natural Gas Technology powers locomotive in Czech Republic

Omnitek Natural Gas Technology powers locomotive in Czech Republic

Omnitek Engineering Corp. announced its natural gas engine technology is being utilized in two TEDOM natural gas locomotive engines powering a Czech Railways train in a pilot program with scheduled service three times daily between the Czech cities of Opava and Hlučín. The low-emission dedicated natural gas engines from TEDOM are …

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Rolls-Royce MTU engines to power Chinese freight locomotives in South Africa

Rolls-Royce MTU engines to power Chinese freight locomotives in South Africa

Rolls-Royce has received a major order from Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian (CNR) and its local South African Consortium (CNRRSSA) for the delivery of a total of 232 MTU Series 4000 engines. The engines are to be installed in new freight locomotives for South African operator Transnet Freight Rail. The total …

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Locos in Poland – infrastructure remains the greatest obstacle

modernized SM42 by Newag

Most locos travelling on Polish tracks are still ‘oldies’, kept in service for at least 25-30 years. Those operators that have adequate funds and resources are planning to purchase new units or modernise the battle-weary veterans. However, a long-standing problem is the condition of the railway infrastructure – modern locos …

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PKP Cargo announces tender for multi-system locomotives

PKP Cargo acquires 49% stake in Pol-Miedź Trans

Polish rail freight operator PKP Cargo has announced a tender for the purchase of 20 multi-system locomotives, including the option for further five units.  The total value of the contract may amount to PLN 400 million (EUR 100 million).  The first new locomotives will be delivered in the second half of …

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