Topic: Rolling stock

Sanctions cause locomotive shortage in Russia

Russian Railways (RZD) is facing a shortage of locomotives. The shortage is reportedly caused by a lack of importable spare parts due to Western sanctions. The situation has become particularly problematic in the fourth quarter...Read more
|Comment|author: Dennis van der Laan

LDZ Cargo auctions 47 redundant freight wagons

Latvian Railways’ subsidiary LDZ Cargo will auction 47 freight wagons that have been excluded from the company’s inventory. The auction is scheduled for 12 December, with a starting price per rolling stock piece set at...Read more
|1 comment|author: Nikos Papatolios
iWagon visualisation - a long modern blue liveried hopper wagon

Digital freight wagon sets out on UK trial

Leasing company VTG Rail UK and Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems have introduced Britain to what they call a digital freight wagon. The partners have unveiled an example of rolling stock that’s connected to more than just...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Wabtec brings new locomotive to Brazilian market

Equipment manufacturer Wabtec has launched a new diesel-electric locomotive for the Brazilian rail freight market. The ES44ACi model features new engine technology and rail operators Suzano, MRS and Rumo are set to receive first deliveries...Read more
|Comment|author: Malcolm Ramsay

Meet the AMPS all-battery electric locomotive

NEW LOCOMOTIVERail operator OmniTRAX has acquired its first all-battery electric locomotive, expanding capacity on its northern Ohio rail lines. The firm purchased the new GP9-based battery-electric switching locomotive from engine developer Alternative Motive Power Systems (AMPS)...Read more
|Comment|author: Malcolm Ramsay

Wagons roll for Freightliner UK

UK operator Freightliner has taken delivery of the first batch of new FFA-G wagons for UK operations. The forty wagons have arrived in the UK from Poland, adding to the intermodal fleet of the operator....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton