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Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, RailComm, Jacobs, RailPros and Ray's Transportation (March 27)
GE Transportation today announced it obtained a contract to provide 100 GE C30ACi locomotives to the Instituto Nacional Dos Caminhos de Ferro Angola in Angola over the next three years. GE also will provide services, tools and training. The investment could cut the costs of general freight and mining transportation by 80 percent, GE Transportation officials said in a press release.
RailComm has been chosen to install a yard control system at a Class I switching yard. The company will provide control though a Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) workstation, which is designed to enable users to remotely route trains or control switches. RailComm also will provide a wireless communication network to the yard.
Jacobs Engineering Group signed a design contract with Network Rail to support its proposed new rail link from the west of England to London Heathrow Airport. Jacobs will be responsible for topographical surveys, geotechnical investigations, tunneling design for the proposed 3.1-mile route and railway systems design for track and overhead line equipment.
RailPros Field Services hired Shawn Marshall as freight-rail project manager. Marshall has more than 10 years of engineering experience, including construction management, track design, facility design and utilities design. He's worked on yard expansions, intermodal facilities and other projects for BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad.
East Coast Railroad Services' affiliate Ray's Transportation Inc. has been awarded a U.S. patent for a portable preplating machine. The units are self-powered, and they incorporate two hydraulic coolers for nonstop production.
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