CN orders 60 locomotives from GE

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A GE-built Tier 4 emission compliant locomotive for Canadian National rests outside the GE Transportation factory near Fort Worth, Texas, in 2017.
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CHICAGO — GE Transportation announced today that Canadian National has ordered 60 more locomotives, adding to an order of 200 placed in December 2017.

The units will be built at GE Transportation’s Fort Worth, Texas, plant. They will meet Tier 4 emission standards, and feature Locotrol distributed power and Trip Optimizer systems, along with GE’s GoLINC computer platform.

“With strong demand across our business, we continue to invest for the long haul with these locomotives that further expand the reliability and size of our fleet,” JJ Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN, said in a press release. “With expanded infrastructure and new equipment, we are giving our industry-leading transportation team the tools they need to provide higher levels of service with greater operating efficiency.”

The first locomotives in CN’s initial order of 200 ES44AC were scheduled to be delivered this year, with the remainder arriving in 2019 and 2020. No delivery date for the new order was mentioned in today’s release.

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