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Metra orders five locomotive simulators from Corys TESS


The Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp. (Metra) recently awarded Corys TESS Inc. a contract to supply five locomotive simulators.

To be delivered in spring 2007, the machines will simulate operations of Metra’s locomotives, and cab and Electric District cars moving along 290 track miles in downtown Chicago and outlying suburbs. Metra officials will use the simulators at the railroad’s Union Station headquarters to train new hires and provide continuing education to experienced engineers.

Corys TESS has supplied simulators to BNSF Railway Co., Union Pacific Railroad, Amtrak, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Laboratory and U.S. Army.