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October 2006

Rail News: Supplier Spotlight

Supplier Spotlight



Nordco Inc. acquired J.E.R. Overhaul Inc., which offers railway equipment rebuilding services.

The Greenbrier Cos. acquired most of Rail Car America Inc.’s operating assets, as well as its Hydraulics division and Brandon Corp. subsidiary, for $34 million.

The General Electric Co. purchased Emcore Corp.’s 49 percent interest in the two companies’ joint venture GELcore L.L.C., a LED lighting business, for $100 million.

International news

The Timken Co. is supplying a journal bearing assembly and housing for a PROTOS passenger train being built by Germany’s FTD Fahrzeugtechnik Dessau AG.

Harsco Track Technologies (HTT) obtained contracts totaling more than $75 million from Network Rail to operate and maintain HTT-built Stoneblower machines, and switch and crossing rail grinding machines through November 2008.

Passing grade

In a parallel pull test at the Port of Los Angeles, National Railway Equipment Co.’s (NREC) 1,400-horsepower N-ViroMotive™ Gen-Set locomotive matched the performance of a six-axle SD18 switch engine, NREC said. The environmentally friendly “Generator-Set” N-ViroMotive locomotive has 400 less horsepower, and two fewer axles and traction motors than the SD18, the company said.

Getting technical

RailComm Inc. obtained a contract to provide its DOC:SCADA™ remote-control solution for an interlocked service and inspection control system at New Jersey Transit’s Morrisville Yard.

Wi-Tronix L.L.C. has deployed its wireless remote monitoring solutions on Florida East Coast Railway’s entire locomotive fleet.

Canadian Pacific Railway will use 10East Corp.’s RailDOCS Mobile Business Platform in a pilot program. 10East will help the railroad’s U.S. properties comply with new FRA Configuration Management regulations.

In transit

Siemens Transportation Systems Inc. unveiled its first diesel multiple unit in the United States. The company built the vehicle for the North County Transit District’s SPRINTER line.


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