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Wabtec: ‘Strong’ 2Q22 Results, Backlog Grows

Wabtec Corp. delivered “strong” second-quarter 2022 financial results, with year-over-year growth in total sales (up 1.8%, carried by the Freight segment) and backlog (up 7.9%), despite “rising costs, continued supply chain challenges and significant unfavorable foreign currency exchange,” the company reported Aug. 5.

Wabtec wins $1bn Union Pacific locomotive upgrade contract

Wabtec has received a contract, valued at over $1bn, from US-based Union Pacific for the modernization of its locomotives. Under the contract, the company will upgrade Union Pacific’s 600 locomotives through the addition of digital solutions and innovations.

Union Pacific to spend $1B to upgrade 600 older locomotives

Union Pacific will spend more than $1 billion to upgrade 600 of its old diesel locomotives over the next three years and make them more efficient, but regulators still want it to do more to cut pollution from its engines.

Wabtec Lands HVAC Order for New MARTA Trainsets

Wabtec will supply heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units for the 56 new Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) trainsets on order from Stadler.

Renewable Fuels Testing Under Way at UP

Four Union Pacific (UP) locomotives in California are now running on 100% biomass-based fuel, the Class I railroad reported July 14. This field test—part of the railroad’s ESG initiative called “Building a Sustainable Future 2030”—is slated to determine the feasibility of using an 80% renewable diesel and 20% biodiesel blend.

Wabtec gives back to NICU families

The March For Babies team at Wabtec has partnered with UPMC Hamot to provide essential baby items for families going through a stressful time.

Wabtec Acquires ARINC Rail Solutions

Wabtec has acquired Collins Aerospace’s ARINC rail solutions business segment. This follows Wabtec’s three recent acquisitions: Trimble’s Beena Vision wayside inspection system business; New Delhi, India-based MASU’s railway friction business; and Greenbriar Equity Group LP’s Nordco unit.

The tickets to low carbon transport

Rail Express caught up with Wabtec Senior Regional Vice President, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Wendy McMillan — fresh from a trip to Wabtec’s head office in Pittsburgh in the US, as well as Fort Worth, Erie and Grove City — to discuss how the company continues to fine-tune its technology-driven solutions to achieve a net-zero emissions future.

Wabtec Presents $170K Check to United Way of Erie County

Wabtec Corporation presented United Way of Erie County with $170,000. The money is part of the company's yearly campaign, which is funded by donations from Wabtec employees.

FMG on track for modernised fleet

Fortescue Metals Group will this month receive its first tranche of locomotives rebuilt by US rail giant Wabtec to provide greater efficiency and help meet the company’s aggressive emissions reduction targets.

How locomotives are being built in India with mixed reality tech

Learn how Wabtec is using mixed reality technology to improve locomotive production processes in its Bengaluru and Bihar, India manufacturing facilities.

UP, Wabtec, REG Launch Renewable Fuels Testing

Union Pacific (UP), in partnership with Wabtec and Renewable Energy Group (REG), earlier this month reported starting a “trial of 100% renewable fuels as part of our comprehensive ESG initiative called Building a Sustainable Future 2030.”

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.

Hauling freight trains with electric locomotives is now starting to happen

Canada's railway giants, CN and CP, are testing battery and hydrogen locomotives in a move toward electric, zero-emissions freight rail. At least one smaller railway, Southern Railway of B.C., is working on hydrogen locomotive technology too. Here's a look at why they're electrifying and the technologies they're testing.