GE Transportation completes first of 200 CN locomotives

Photo: GE Transportation.
Photo: GE Transportation.

GE Transportation has announced the first of 200 locomotives being built in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Canadian National Railway (CN) has been completed.

Penned in December 2017, time the deal was described as being the largest locomotive contract from a Class 1 Railroad to any manufacturer since 2014.

The agreement also includes a locomotive maintenance training package, as well as guarantees for reliability, fuel consumption and out-of-service intervals related to GE prescribed field modifications.

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CN CEO and interim president Jean-Jacques Ruest said: “The delivery of this first locomotive is a testament to our commitment to investing for the long haul. More locomotives, combined with more conductors, help us serve our clients better, faster, and with fewer emissions than other modes of long haul transportation.”

GE Transportation chief commercial officer Jim Hilderhoff added: “The Evolution Series locomotives will provide the digital capabilities, efficiency, reliability and tractive effort CN requires to successfully meet the growing market demands and support future growth.”

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