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Commuter-rail agencies award locomotive overhaul pacts to MotivePower


MotivePower Inc., a subsidiary of Wabtec Corp., has been awarded two contracts totaling $16 million to overhaul commuter locomotives.

California Department of Transportation Division of Rail (CalTrans) recently selected MotivePower to overhaul nine F59PHI locomotives. The work will be completed in second-quarter 2003.

A few thousand miles to the East, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) recently exercised an option for MotivePower to complete an additional 12 locomotive overhauls from a base contract of 25. Scheduled to commence in March 2003, the option work will be completed on F40PH-2C units that MotivePower manufactured between 1991 and 1993. Eight of the 12 vehicles will be delivered in 2003, the remainder in 2004.