Topic: Rolling stock maintenance

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
Interpipe wheelsets for Iberian gauge

Interpipe develops wheelsets for Iberian gauge

Ukrainian engineering company Interpipe has developed and certified the new type of rail wheelsets known as ULT SP. It was produced especially for the Spanish rail market where the Iberian gauge of 1,668 millimetres is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Knorr-Bremse will maintain locomotives in Kazakhstan

German technology company Knorr-Bremse will provide corrective and preventive maintenance of 495 locomotive sections in Kazakhstan. It will also supply replacement parts for all braking system components. Knorr-Bremse will deliver these services until 2051. Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Five railway hacks to survive winter

Winter has come. In this regard, many European railway companies started to report about their preparations for fighting against heavy snows, icing and other unpleasant features of the season. Which hacks do they use in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New locomotive workshop at port of Rotterdam

Siemens Mobility has opened a locomotive workshop at the port of Rotterdam. The facility known as Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR) was constructed in a partnership with train leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe. LWR will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Scraping NS Class 1700 locomotive, source: Paul van den Bogaard

From locomotive to scrap in 36 hours

Waste processing firm Beelen is working on the disassembly of 35 locomotives from the 1700 series previously operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). On average, four locomotives per week are made into scrap. This involves all...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
Indonesian delegation at Stadler facility in Switzerland, source: Stadler Rail

Stadler establishes first joint venture in Asia

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail has set a strategic milestone in expanding its business abroad. The company signed an agreement with its Indonesian counterpart PT INKA to establish the first joint venture in Indonesia...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
VR FleetCare, source: Atte Mäläskä/VR Group

Finnish Railways rebrands maintenance division

Finnish state-owned railway company VR Group is moving further in its transformation. The operator has rebranded VR Maintenance Oy, its subsidiary responsible for the rolling stock maintenance, and changed its name for VR FleetCare. This...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko