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GO Transit orders 26 locomotives from MotivePower


Toronto’s GO Transit recently awarded a $112 million contract to Wabtec Corp. subsidiary MotivePower Inc. to build 27 locomotives.

The contract includes an option for 26 additional locomotives, which would increase the contract total to $217 million.

The locomotives will replace GO Transit’s existing fleet and feature higher-horsepower engines, greater fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and microprocessor controls. The locomotives also will meet the American Public Transportation Association’s new crashworthiness and safety standards.

To be built at MotivePower’s Boise, Idaho, facility, the locomotives are scheduled to be delivered between 2007 and 2008.

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