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CN orders 200 new locomotives from GE Transportation

The American manufacturer will build the Tier 3 and Tier 4 locomotives at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas over the next three years


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The railway said the locomotives will allow it to keep growing while improving efficiencies across its network. PHOTO: CN

MONTREAL—Canadian National Railway Co. and GE Transportation have inked a new contract for 200 of the U.S. industrial conglomerate’s Evolution series locomotives.

CN disclosed the purchase Dec. 22, but did not release the value of the contract. It said the order includes both Tier 3 and Tier 4 diesel locomotives and extends over the next three years.

The company said the locomotives will allow it to keep growing while improving efficiencies across its network.

“We are bullish on the North American economy and on our ability to compete and win new business with our superior service model,” Luc Jobin, CN’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “In the years ahead, these GE Transportation locomotives and their digital technology will support and enhance our operational efficiency.”

GE plans to build the locomotives at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas.

Work is expected to get underway next year and deliveries will take place between 2018 and 2020.


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