Topic: Locomotives

Lineas retrofits 88 locomotives with ETCS

Lineas, the largest European private rail freight operator, plans to equip its 88 shunting locomotives of type HLR 77 with ETCS. The first retrofitted vehicle will be rolled out in the middle of 2024 while...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB workers maintain tracks, source: SBB

Safety main preoccupation for railways

The RailTech Academy has started online courses dedicated to various topics of the railway industry. Its first lecture was delivered by Jean Rousseau, the railway engineer at IKOS Consulting. He made some introduction to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Solar energy for rolling stock manufacturer

Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag is moving towards decarbonisation of its producing process. The company has equipped the roof of its workshops in Nowy Sącz with photovoltaic panels. This measure is in line the environmental...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Robot Pepper at London St Pacnras station, source: Robots of London

Robots assist railways

The spread of coronavirus around the world and particularly in Europe has made the use of unmanned technologies more vital. In this regard, robots could be a solution for cleaning and disinfecting trains or stations....Read more
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LNG for passenger transportation on rails?

Polish regional railway operator Polregio is interested in using alternative energy solutions for passenger transportation. To this end, the company is examining the possibility to use the LNG-powered locomotives in its activities. The project is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Akiem enters UK’s train leasing market

Akiem Group has expanded its business to the United Kingdom. The French-German locomotive lessor purchased the rolling stock leasing business of Macquarie Europe Rail. As a result, around 300 units of rolling stock will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
TEMG1 LNG-powered shunting locomotive, source: Sinara Group

Russia tests new LNG-powered locomotive

Lyudinovsky Diesel Locomotive Plant, a part of Sinara Group, is testing the new LNG-powered locomotive of type TEMG1. After completing the trials and certification, the vehicle will be delivered to Gazpromtrans, a subsidiary of Gazprom,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Coradia Continental battery-electric train

More German operators prefer hybrid trains

The German railway market is shifting towards the hybrid trains and locomotives. In a few weeks after DB Cargo had purchased 50 hybrid shunters, another German operator embarked on the same path. Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (VMS),...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Laser inspects wheelsets of Russian trains

Laser technology has been introduced in the production of new trains and locomotives in Russia. With its help, Ural Locomotives is inspecting the geometric parameters of the wheelset axles. The new equipment increased workforce productivity...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Deutsche Bahn orders first hybrid shunters

DB Cargo, a freight subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has ordered the first batch of hybrid shunting locomotives. 50 vehicles will be assembled by Toshiba at the DB’s maintenance facility in Rostock. The hybrid locomotives will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Wabtec adds another locomotive facility to its portfolio

U.S. technology company Wabtec Corporation has purchased RELCO Locomotives. The Iowa-based facility is focused on the maintenance and retrofitting of locomotives for railway operators and transit agencies across North America. This acquisition will strengthen the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Prima locomotive for Morocco

Alstom steps up in Morocco

Alstom strengthens its presence in Morocco. After deliveries of trams and high-speed trains, the French rolling stock manufacturer has been focused on locomotives. It supplied the first Prima M4 electric locomotive for the Moroccan national...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Poland on the way to own hydrogen locomotive

Poland is moving towards the development of home-produced hydrogen-powered locomotives. To this end, Polish rolling stock company Pesa Bydgoszcz and country’s major oil refinery group PKN Orlen have joined forces for producing the hydrogen rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko