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Rail supplier news from RR Mergers, Alstom, Retlif, HNTB, and Herzog (March 11)


RR Mergers & Acquisitions has announced the sale of Transco Railway Products' rail-car repair facility in Bucyrus, Ohio, to Bucyrus Railcar Repair LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of T & C Rail Holdings Inc. Located on the Norfolk Southern Railway mainline with switching from Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad, the facility spans 33 acres with 165,000 square feet under roof, 28 repair spots and blast/paint capabilities. The Bucyrus facility is T & C Holdings' first rail-car repair acquisition in North America.

Alstom has obtained a $128 million contract from Transdev GmbH to supply 28 diesel Coradia LINT trains for operation on the Augsburg diesel network 1 in Germany. The vehicles are scheduled to enter commercial service in December 2018. To be built at Alstom's site in Salzgitter, Germany, the regional trains can transport 225 to 485 passengers and travel at a maximum speed of 86 mph.

Nemko and Retlif Testing Laboratories announced a partnership aimed at providing a "complete, globally accepted testing solution." The partnership is expected to benefit their customers through worldwide acceptance of test data and reports, the companies said in a press release. Retlif offers EMC/EMI, lightning and environmental testing services, as well as engineering and compliance program management locations on the U.S. East Coast. Nemko offers testing, inspection and certification services with more than 20 locations in 12 countries.

HNTB Corp. has promoted Jeff Konrad to vice president of rail in the firm's Pennsylvania District. He manages rail projects for the company's passenger-rail clients, including Amtrak and New Jersey Transit. Konrad has 27 years of experience in rail and highway project management and design. HNTB also added Christopher Harding as senior technical adviser to its rail practice. In the role, he's conducting quality reviews and provide mentoring for fellow engineers, company officials said in a press release. Harding previously was director of track design and layout for Amtrak in Philadelphia.

Carlo Patrick has announced his retirement from the Federal Railroad Administration, effective March 19. He's accepted a position as vice president with Herzog Services Inc. and will take up the new role March 21.

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