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8/27/2007    Mechnical

Rail News: Mechanical

120 locomotives on the way to Kansas City Southern subsidiaries

By November’s end, Kansas City Southern’s two subsidiary railroads will be operating 120 new locomotives.

The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. (KCSR) and Kansas City Southern de México S.A. de C.V. (KCSM) began taking delivery of units earlier this month. KCSR will receive 30 Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. SD70ACe locomotives and 30 GE - Transportation ES44AC units; KCSM will acquire 40 SD70ACes and 20 ES44ACs.

Bombardier Transportation will assemble the SD70ACe units at its Saghun, Mexico, plant.

The locomotives will feature Global Positioning System, diagnostic monitoring and fuel-leak monitoring systems; idle control technology; automatic engine stop-and-start devices; and interoperable distributed power. In addition, onboard operating systems will be bilingual.

KCSR is scheduled to take delivery of 30 more SD70ACes in first-quarter 2008 and KCSM, 30 more ES44ACs in third-quarter 2008.

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