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  • First GE Transportation locomotive enters service with Ukrainian Railways


    MELITOPOL, Ukraine, December 13, 2018 — GE Transportation (NYSE:GE) and Ukrainian Railways today celebrated a major accomplishment as the first Evolution Series locomotive entered service in Ukraine, part of an ongoing cooperative effort to comprehensively upgrade the country’s diesel-electric rail fleet. The project goal is to modernize Ukraine’s transportation infrastructure and help accelerate long-term economic growth.

    The handover is an important milestone in fulfilling an order for 30 locomotives placed in the first quarter of 2018 as part of a long-term framework agreement between GE Transportation and Ukrainian Railways. In the agreement, the companies…

  • GE Transportation’s “Mission Control” for Locomotives Marks 20-Year Anniversary


    ERIE, PA – DECEMBER 6, 2018 — GE Transportation (NYSE: GE) marked the 20-year anniversary of its best kept secret, the Global Performance Optimization Center. Since opening two decades ago, this “mission control” capability transformed how the rail industry worldwide maintains and manages its locomotive fleet and maintenance resources.

    “Locomotive monitoring has come a long way since we started the first Global Performance Optimization Center in the late 1990s,” said Glenn Shaffer, Technology Executive at GE Transportation. “Previously to monitor a locomotive, we relied on manual downloads or analog cellular modems that don’t exist anymore. Today, we have grown…