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Rail supplier news from Shuttlewagon, Ondas, Wells Fargo Rail, Teleste and Alstom (Jan. 8)

Shuttlewagon is collaborating with Colmar Technik SpA to offer compact electric rail-car movers.
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Shuttlewagon, a division of Nordco Inc., added seven SWXe series compact electric rail-car movers to its portfolio of electric and diesel rail-car movers. Shuttlewagon is collaborating with Colmar Technik SpA to provide the offering, which includes models that range from 310 tons of towing capacity up to 4,000 tons, Shuttlewagon officials said in a press release.

Ondas Networks Inc. has completed deployment of its FullMAX software-defined radio (SDR) platform for an undisclosed North American Class I. The railroad is using the platform for fixed and mobile data applications in multiple U.S. regions as part of a pilot program. The multiphase program is designed to use 125 kHz of spectrum in the licensed 900 MHz frequency band and test multiple data applications, Ondas officials said in a press release.

Wells Fargo Rail named Tim Kubiak executive vice president. He will lead all functions, develop business strategies and oversee the group’s assets. Kubiak is a 14-year company veteran, Wells Fargo officials said in a press release. Previously, he served as business leader and VP of commercial operations. He also spent 10 years in various positions with GE Capital Rail Services and six years as a senior consultant with several firms.

Teleste Corp. announced it will deliver information displays for Kolner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG’s light-rail network in Cologne, Germany. Teleste’s services company Cableway will install 462 RGB LED displays at the transit authority’s stations and platforms this year, Teleste officials said in a press release.

Alstom signed a $839.9 million, seven-year deal with Avanti West Coast to overhaul all 56 electric Pendolino trains deployed on the West Coast Mainline in the United Kingdom. The overhaul will focus on improving seating, bathrooms, lighting, interior and Wi-Fi. Train performance will be improved through new maintenance programs, Alstom officials said in a press release. Alstom will maintain the trains until 2026.

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