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MBTA to purchase locomotives, commuter-rail coaches

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) soon will begin accepting bids for new rolling stock.

The authority plans to purchase 38 new diesel electric passenger locomotives and 75 bi-level commuter-rail coaches. The locomotives will be fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, MBTA said.

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