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Cutting freight carbon emissions with biofuels

Wabtec and BNSF are collaborating on a biofuels project with the aim of reducing carbon intensity for Wabtec locomotives. The project is aimed at quantifying the impact of alternative fuels on emissions, durability, and performance.

https://www.railway-technology.com/analysis/cutting-freight-carbon-emissions-with-biofuels/
Smart HPT: A Brilliant Way to Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions

Learn how Wabtec's Smart HPT optimizes train performance for a given horsepower per ton target to effectively improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

https://railway-international.com/news/54400-smart-hpt
Sustainability On Track

Wabtec flexing its muscles – and horsepower – for the future of emission reduction with battery locomotives.

https://northamericanmining.com/index.php/2022/04/13/sustainability-on-track/
First Look: Wabtec ES44ACi Diesel-Electric for Brazil

Following eight years of work with operators in Brazil’s rail market, Wabtec Corp. is debuting its new ES44ACi diesel-electric locomotive, with deliveries to Suzano, MRS and Rumo this month and next.

https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/locomotives/first-look-wabtec-es44aci-diesel-electric-for-brazil/
Wabtec unveils new locomotive for Brazilian market

Wabtec is introducing a new heavy-haul locomotive model to Brazil’s freight rail market. The ES44ACi diesel-electric locomotive will first be delivered to Suzano, MRS and Rumo in the coming weeks.

https://www.dieselgasturbine.com/news/Wabtec-unveils-new-locomotive-for-Brazilian-market/8019454.article
Wabtec donates AC6000 locomotive to Lake Shore museum

Wabtec donated GECX No. 6002, which becomes the first modern A.C.-traction locomotive to be preserved in a museum. The locomotive was built in 1998 for Union Pacific as its No. 7511, and returned to GE to serve as part of its Engineering Test Fleet.

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/wabtec-donates-ac6000-locomotive-to-lake-shore-museum/
Wabtec Lands NS Power-Upgrade Order

Wabtec has been selected to modernize 330 GE Dash 9-44CW units for Norfolk Southern (NS). The new order will bring Wabtec’s total number of power upgrades for the Class I railroad to more than 950 upon completion of work in 2025.

https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/locomotives/wabtec-lands-ns-power-upgrade-order/
Union Pacific to test higher biodiesel blends on Wabtec locomotives

Starting in the second quarter, UP will be testing B20 biodiesel and R55 renewable diesel on Wabtec FDL engines operating in California, with plans to up the percentage of biofuels used as testing continues.

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/union-pacific-to-test-higher-biodiesel-blends-on-wabtec-locomotives
Wabtec Investing in Aluminum Technology for Heat Transfer Solutions

Wabtec is expanding its engine cooling product line to include aluminum. This move aligns the company with market trends and helps customers to maintain a competitive edge. New furnaces are being installed at the Jackson, TN and Northampton, UK facilities to support this strategy.

https://www.dieselgasturbine.com/news/Wabtec-investing-in-aluminum-technology-for-heat-transfer-solutions/8019021.article
The New Frontier In Electric Vehicles: Trains With Batteries Big Enough To Power Small Towns

Locomotive builders and railroads, following the lead of carmakers and truck manufacturers, are turning to batteries big enough to power small towns as a way to curb carbon and diesel emissions, while maintaining a fuel efficiency edge.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2022/03/01/the-new-frontier-in-electric-vehicles-trains-with-batteries-big-enough-to-power-small-towns/?sh=31f1d72b1440
Port of Los Angeles Rolls Out New Components to Port Optimizer™ Digital Platform

The Port of Los Angeles has unveiled new features to its Port Optimizer™, the nation’s first and only port community system that allows shippers, cargo owners, terminal operators and others to better predict and plan cargo at the busiest trade gateway in the U.S.

https://www.portoflosangeles.org/references/2022-news-releases/news_022822_port_optimizer
Wabtec: ‘Momentum’ Building for 2022

For fourth-quarter 2021, Wabtec GAAP earnings per diluted share of $1.02 rose 121.7% from the prior-year period’s $0.46; adjusted, they were $1.18, up 20.4% from $0.98. Sales came in at $2.07 billion, a 2.4% increase over the 2020 quarter’s $2.02 billion. The company attributed this to “higher Freight segment sales, partially offset by Transit segment sales. During the quarter, we estimate that sales results were adversely impacted by 3%-4% due to supply chain disruptions.”

https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/wabtec-momentum-building-for-2022/?RAchannel=news
Wabtec gifts $15,000 for scholarships to Northern

Wabtec Corp. announced Monday a donation of $15,000 to Montana State University-Northern for scholarships for students enrolled in electrical, diesel technology, automotive technology or advance fuels programs.

https://www.havredailynews.com/story/2022/02/15/local/wabtec-gifts-15000-for-scholarships-to-northern/537322.html
Battery-Powered Trains Are Picking Up Speed

Battery electric power is commonplace in cars and trucks and is being tested in planes, helicopters, and container ships. Now, battery power is coming to trains, in place of the diesel-fueled generators that have powered locomotives for more than a century.

https://www.wired.com/story/battery-powered-trains-gather-speed/