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Electro-Motive Diesel and MaK Asia to add EMD 710 engine to marine sales portfolio EMD 710 Two Cycle Engine

LAGRANGE,Ill.- Electro-Motive Diesel,Inc. (EMD), part of Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar company, is proud to announce MaK Asia will be adding the EMD 710 two-cycle engine to their marine sales portfolio. This expands MaK Asia’s engine offerings while providing EMD customers in Asia with a local support channel. Marintec 2013 will be the first trade show featuring the new distribution.

December 5, 2013 More Info >


ELECTRO-MOTIVE DIESEL Partners With Indian Railways On WDG5 Locomotive EMD WDG5 Locomotive

LAGRANGE,Ill.- Electro-Motive Diesel,Inc. (EMD) is partnering with the Indian Railways to design and manufacture the WDG5 locomotive, which provides the highest horsepower on existing rail tracks and will lead to enhanced revenues.

October 1, 2013 More Info >


EMD Delivers Three New Demonstrator Locomotives For Arkansas & Missouri Fleet Arkansas - A&M SD70ACe Locomotive

Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) recently delivered three SD70ACe demonstrator locomotives to the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (A&M), representing the first AC traction locomotives for the independent, Class III railroad.

September 19, 2013 More Info >


SETE LAGOAS, Minas Gerais, Brazil Locomotive Assembly Operation  

SETE LAGOAS, Minas Gerais, Brazil - Following a year of extensive facility upgrades and selecting the best team, Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD),a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services, a Caterpillar company, is proud to announce the official opening of its locomotive manufacturing facility in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

December 3, 2012 More Info >


Ferromex Expands SD70ACe Locomotive Fleet

Ferromex - SD70ACe Locomotive

La Grange, Illinois and Mexico City, Mexico,January 13, 2012 : After placing 44 new SD70ACe locomotives into service earlier in 2011, Ferrocarril Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. (Ferromex) took delivery of an additional 38 units from Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) last month.

January 13, 2012 More Info >


Etihad Rail Awards Locomotive Contract

EMD Loco

Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 1, 2011: Etihad Rail the master developer and operator of the UAE?s national railway network has selected Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), one of the world?s largest builders of diesel-electric locomotives, to design and manufacture seven heavy haul freight locomotives for delivery by 2012.

August 01, 2011 More Info >


EMD and Ferromex sign locomotive purchase agreement

EMD Ferromex

La Grange, Illinois and Col. Bosques de Las Lomas, Mexico - Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) and Ferrocarril Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. (Ferromex) announced today the signing of a purchase agreement for 44 new SD70ACe locomotives. This represents the first new order for locomotives Ferromex has placed since 2006.

January 28, 2011 More Info >


EMD Receives Order for New Locomotives from QNS&L


La Grange, Illinois - Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) announced today it has signed an agreement to supply five new SD70ACe locomotives to Quebec North Shore and Labrador (QNS&L), a subsidiary of Iron Ore of Canada. EMD is scheduled to deliver the new locomotives in August 2011. QNS&L previously ordered seven SD70ACe model locomotives that were delivered last year.

January 28, 2011 More Info >


Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. announces a new partnership with its new agency representative Aman Trading and Engineering (AT&E). Electro Motive Diesel and AT&E Partnership

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) headquartered in North America today announced it has decided to enter into an agency agreement with Aman Trading and Engineering (AT&E) headquartered in Egypt. AT&E and EMD will work together in partnership to provide the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) with the variety of products and service support for ENR's large fleet of EMD locomotives.

August 3, 2010 More Info >


Progress Rail Services Finalizes Electro-Motive Diesel Acquisition  

ALBERTVILLE, Ala., Aug. 2  -- Progress Rail Services announced today it has finalized the purchase of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) for $820 million in cash, plus a net working capital adjustment subject to post-closing finalization, which is currently estimated at approximately $108 million, from Berkshire Partners LLC and Greenbriar Equity Group LLC. Effective with the closing of the acquisition, EMD is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Progress Rail. Progress Rail is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT). 

"The acquisition of EMD is a natural fit as it supports our enterprise strategy to aggressively grow our Energy Power Systems business, of which the rail industry is an important component," said Caterpillar Vice Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. "Both EMD and Progress Rail will continue to produce innovative solutions to establish leadership positions in the United States and abroad," continued Oberhelman.

August 2, 2010 More Info >


Progress Rail Services Announces Intention to Acquire
Electro-Motive Diesel

Today Greenbriar Equity Group LLC and Berkshire Partners LLC announced they have signed a definitive agreement to sell Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. to Progress Rail Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT).  This transaction, which is subject to clearing certain regulatory requirements, will create a global locomotive manufacturing and rail services company.  EMD will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Progress Rail.

Progress Rail Services is one of the largest providers of rail and transit products and services in North America, including: locomotive upgrade and repair; railcar remanufacturing; trackwork; rail welding; rail repair and replacement; signal design and installation; maintenance of way equipment; parts reclamation and recycling.
June 1, 2010 More Info >


EMD Launches New Traction Motor MRO Facility Electro-Motive Traction Motor MRO

San Luis Potosi, Mexico - Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. today held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new traction motor maintenance, rebuild, and overhaul (MRO) facility in San Luis Potosi Mexico. The operation has begun delivering the world-class, high-performance products expected by its railroad customers, becoming an important element in the Company's continued global growth and investment in its future business.

April 14, 2010 More Info >


EMD and NS Launch Extensive Biodiesel Fuel Test Program EMD Biodiesel Fuel

La Grange, IL - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. and Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. announced that they are partnering to conduct testing on the use of biodiesel fuel for locomotive applications.

Biodiesel fuel, a renewable resource, has been shown to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, hydrocarbons and particulate matter, while essentially eliminating exhaust emissions of sulfur oxides and sulfates.

April 13, 2010 More Info >


Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. Celebrates 5 Year Milestone

La Grange, IL - Over 1,400 employees gathered at EMD's headquarters and manufacturing campus in La Grange, Illinois to celebrate the company's fifth year of independence since being spun off from General Motors Corporation in April 2005.

Honored guests included U.S. Congressional Representatives Dan Lipinski and Judy Biggert, along with Mayor Jeffrey Tobolski of McCook and Mayor Robert A. Conrad of the town of Countryside.

April 6, 2010 More Info >


EMD Receives Illinois Environmental Sustainability Award EMD Award

The Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. facility in LaGrange Illinois has received the Governor's Continuous Improvement Award, marking the fourth time it has been honored for its significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. "The sustainability programs and activities that you have undertaken reflect your strong commitment to the well-being of your clients, employees and neighbors," said Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. "Your actions certainly serve as an example for others to follow."

February 8, 2010 More Info >


EMD Backs Announcements of Rail Stimulus Funds  

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. welcomes the recent announcements of stimulus funding for the development of passenger rail transportation systems, beginning with President Obama's plan introduced last Thursday in Tampa, to distribute $8 billion in high-speed rail grants to thirteen major "travel corridors" across the country. This was followed Saturday with a commitment by Illinois' Governor Quinn of over $100 million for construction of passenger routes connecting Chicago with Dubuque and the Quad Cities.

February 1, 2010 More Info >


EMD Announces New Traction Motor Rebuild Facility EMD Mexico

Electro-Motive Diesel has begun construction of a new facility to rebuild traction motors and other electrical equipment. This decision marks the Company's ongoing commitment to supporting its worldwide customer base.

"This new traction motor rebuilding facility will be the best in North America," said John S. Hamilton, President and CEO of Electro-Motive Diesel.  "With nearly 24,000 EMD locomotives in operation throughout North America, the San Luis Potosi operation will be uniquely positioned to enhance the reliability of every one of them."

January 19, 2010 More Info >


EMD Releases EPA Part 1033 Locomotive Emissions Kits 710 Engine

Electro-Motive Diesel has begun production of U.S. EPA certified emissions kits for locomotive applications, meeting Part 1033 requirements with improved fuel economy and lube oil consumption.

January 12, 2010 More Info >


EMD Releases EPA Part 1042 Emissions Kits for Marine Applications EMD 710

Electro-Motive Diesel has begun production of U.S. EPA certified emissions kits for marine applications, meeting Part 1042 requirements with improved fuel economy and reduced lube oil consumption.

January 12, 2010 More Info >


KCS Rolls Out EMD 710ECO Repower Locomotives KCS Repower

- Electro-Motive Diesel has begun delivery of 710ECO Repower units to Kansas City Southern, upgrading older locomotives to emissions levels better than EPA Tier 2, cutting fuel consumption, and improving all-around operational flexibility -

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. announced today that Kansas City Southern (KCS) has taken receipt of the first units of orders for twenty-seven of its 710ECO Repower locomotives. 

June 22, 2009 More Info >


Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc (EMD) Rolls Out The New JT42CWRM for Egyptian National Railways (ENR) EMD JT42CWRM

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) has rolled out the first JT42CWRM 3,300 THP locomotive at the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) facility in Cairo, Egypt.  EMD will be delivering 40 locomotives by the third quarter of 2009.  The first 15 units have been delivered and are being commissioned. 

May 7, 2009 More Info >


Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. Wins New Locomotive Contract for 25 SD70ACS Locomotives from Saudi Railway Company (SAR) EMD SAR

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) today announced it has signed the contract to manufacture a quantity of 25 SD70ACS heavy haul AC diesel electric locomotives for Saudi Railway Company (SAR).  These units are specifically made to deal with the harsh desert environments of Saudi Arabia.  Delivery of the locomotives is scheduled to begin during the 2nd Quarter of 2010.   This will bring the number of EMD locomotives operating in Saudi Arabia to 72 locomotives.

April 7, 2009 More Info >


Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. and Its China Partners Roll New Locomotive Into Service In China EMD JT56ACe

April 2009 will see the formal handover of the first batch of JT56ACe diesel locomotives for commercial operation on Chinese Railways.  Also known in China as the HXN3 Harmony class, the 4400KW is the firs EMD designed locomotive for the Chinese market.

April 1, 2009 More Info >


Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc & Transnet Rail Engineering Unveil the First of 50 New GT26CU-3/Class 39-200 Locomotives Being Assembled in South Africa EMD GT26CU

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) and Transnet Rail Engineering (TRE) has rolled out the first GT26CU-3/Class 39-200 3,000 THP locomotive at the Transnet Rail Engineering facility in Koedoespoort, South Africa.  The balance of the order for 50 units is scheduled for delivery by the end of the third quarter of 2009.  This marks the first new diesel locomotive to be delivered for service to Transnet Freight Rail in 20 years.

March 26, 2009 More Info >


Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) Announces French Homologation Has Been Achieved For the Euro Cargo Rail Class 66 Locomotives  

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) is pleased to announce the latest version of its Class 66 locomotive has achieved homologation in France. It is very noteworthy that the locomotive, thanks to the outstanding driving capabilities of its radial steering bogie, achieved homologation for tracks down to Demoux Group 2. Such permission is usually granted only to much lighter locomotives. This offers railway operators excellent operational capabilities because it allows them to perform one-stop jobs even on secondary lines while also permitting operations on the more main lines.

January 6, 2009 More Info >


Canadian National Railway Orders 40 Energy-Efficient Low-Emissions Locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.  

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) announced today that Canadian National  Railway (CNR) will take delivery in early 2010 of 40 SD70M-2 locomotives.  This follows a recent order for 25 locomotives of the same type delivering early next year.

December 22, 2008 More Info >


Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) Introduces Advanced Developments in the 710 Engine Family in Order to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Emissions  

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) is proud to announce that it has just produced its 7,500th 710 engine. With such a large number engines produced since its introduction, EMD's 710 remains one of the most successful, enduring, and flexible railway engines. As a mark of its continuing innovation, EMD has been granted 37 patents over the last 24 months on new 710 engine technologies centered on reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency.

September 26, 2008 More Info >



Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) certifies its Class 66 (JT42CWRM) locomotive in Romania
January 24, 2007