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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/
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/
Wabtec’s 100% Electric Locomotive Trickle Suddenly Becomes International Flood

The locomotive manufacturer Wabtec lit up the Intertubes last November when it debuted the new FLXdrive 100% electric locomotive in Pennsylvania, but that was just the beginning. The company has nailed down two clients in Australia for its carbon-free choo-choo while also locking in a spot on the new Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking, which aims to green up railway systems throughout Europe.

https://cleantechnica.com/2022/01/17/wabtecs-100-electric-locomotive-trickle-suddenly-becomes-international-flood/
3D Printing in the Rail Industry's "Race to Zero Emissions"

Locomotive manufacturer Wabtec is using metal additive manufacturing to produce next-generation locomotive parts. Several examples illustrate this technology’s potential savings in weight and assembly time.

https://www.mmsonline.com/articles/3d-printing-in-the-rail-industrys-race-to-zero-emissions
World’s second largest mining corporation orders four Wabtec battery-electric locomotives

Wabtec Corporation has announced its latest customer is Rio Tinto, one of the largest metal and mining companies on the planet. Rio Tinto’s order for four of Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives will support its effort to achieve a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.

https://electrek.co/2022/01/10/worlds-second-largest-mining-corporation-orders-four-wabtec-battery-electric-locomotives/
Wabtec Acquires India-Based Rail Friction Business

Wabtec Corp. is growing its brakes product portfolio with the addition of New Delhi, India-based MASU’s railway friction business; the deal is valued at approximately $34 million.

https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/wabtec-acquires-india-based-rail-friction-business/?RAchannel=news
Additive Manufacturing for Rail Industry Is Gaining Traction at Neighborhood 91

Locomotive manufacturer Wabtec is the first tenant of Pittsburgh’s N91 additive manufacturing ecosystem, where the company is ramping up production via laser powder bed fusion.

https://www.additivemanufacturing.media/articles/additive-manufacturing-for-rail-industry-is-gaining-traction-at-neighborhood-91
Wabtec’s moonshot: Zero-emissions locomotives

Wabtec is on a mission to help railroads wean themselves off the diesel-electric locomotive to reduce and ultimately eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. “We are absolutely taking a moonshot at zero emissions,” Gina Trombley, Wabtec’s executive vice president of sales and marketing and chief commercial officer, told the RailTrends 2021 conference this month.

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/wabtecs-moonshot-zero-emissions-locomotives/