GE Transportation is committed to setting the rail industry's potential in motion as we celebrate National Train Day.
Lower Cost, Higher Efficiency Locomotives
We’re using advanced manufacturing and the industrial internet to gather real-time data that lets us constantly improve the quality of every piece of machinery we make. As a result, we’re increasing the range between refueling, enhancing performance and streamlining operations—all while lowering costs for our clients and their 20,000 GE operated locomotives around the world.
Florida East Coast Railway, LLC announced today that it will acquire 24 new ES44C4 locomotives from GE Transportation.
Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced the appointment of Dan Heintzelman as vice chairman of GE to focus on services and operations. Lorenzo Simonelli, who currently leads GE Transportation, will succeed Heintzelman as president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas. Russell Stokes will succeed Simonelli as president and CEO of GE Transportation. The appointments are effective October 1, 2013.
GE Transportation committed to the application of liquid natural gas into our locomotives to ensure that we provide an option to capture the vast benefits of natural gas. That work has led to the development of the NextFuel™ Natural Gas Retrofit Kit, our first dual-fuel locomotive retrofit kit that is expected to reduce loco- motive fuel costs by up to 50%.
GE Transportation (NYSE: GE) and Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC), sponsors of the Railroad Sustainability Symposium, concluded a two-day session aimed at bringing together thought leaders, customers, suppliers and partners from different parts of the rail industry to discuss how best to increase sustainable practices throughout the railroad industry. In addition, the participants discussed game changing methods and technology that will further improve the railroad industry’s overall sustainability.
GE Transportation’s Rail Technology Leadership
For more than a century, GE Transportation has been a leader in the rail industry, providing freight and passenger locomotives, signaling and communications systems as well as rail services to help solve the world’s toughest rail challenges.
As a principal manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives, GE Transportation has produced a succession of world-class models and developed advanced rail technology that reduces operating costs, decreases fuel use, minimizes downtime and complies with stringent emissions standards. Today, more than 17,000 of GE Transportation’s locomotives operate in 50 countries.
GE’s environmental investment
As a global company, GE Transportation has a localized focus with products and services that adapt to regional needs around the globe. Manufacturing is local, too, as GE Transportation and its partner facilities design and build rail products in locations worldwide.
GE Transportation’s technology leadership in the rail industry goes well beyond locomotives to help move people and goods around the globe safely and efficiently with signaling and communications products, and traffic control and dispatch services. Additionally, GE Transportation keeps locomotives in revenue service with service sites and distribution centers throughout the world.
Solutions & Services
The design and operation of today’s Evolution® Series and AC4400 locomotives reflect GE’s expertise gained through the development of earlier product lines. That includes recent special models for passenger and international applications, the AC4400 locomotive for heavy-haul freight applications, and the DASH Series of locomotives.
The Evolution locomotive is the most technologically advanced, diesel-electric, heavy-haul locomotive in the world today.
GE Transportation’s Lightweight offerings consist of the C30ACi Locomotive, the first AC diesel-electric locomotive to be introduced to sub-Saharan Africa. The addition of these new models, which will be used to haul freight and coal, will decrease life-cycle costs, improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
GE Transportation just introduced its first dual-fuel locomotive retrofit kit that is expected to reduce locomotive fuel costs by up to 50%.
For more than a century, GE Transportation has been a global technology leader, helping solve the world’s toughest rail challenges with a succession of freight and passenger locomotives, signaling and communications systems, information technology systems and traffic control and dispatch services.
The PowerHaul is a powerful locomotive that can operate on existing railways and comply with stringent emissions standards while saving fuel.
Helping customers succeed doesn’t end with providing high-quality products. We recognize that being available to you—when and where you need us—is essential to maximizing the productivity of your assets and operations.
It’s why we offer comprehensive parts and service programs, including a wide range of new, re-manufactured and unit exchange parts; diagnostic and monitoring technologies; maintenance, repair and product upgrade services; on-site technical support; product support and training.
With the global locomotive services of GE - Transportation, customers get the right support right when they need it—with a goal of increasing product reliability, improving asset utilization and reducing operating expenses. Our comprehensive offerings include tailored service programs, high-quality parts for GE, EMD* and other locomotive platforms; overhaul, repair and upgrade services, and wreck repair. Our remote monitoring and diagnostics technologies are also playing a growing part in providing timely service to increase locomotive uptime.
From technical support to comprehensive service agreements, GE - Transportation has service programs and options that deliver sustainable locomotive performance.
We have the world's largest offering of locomotive parts and a network of distribution centers geared to improving locomotive availability and lowering life cycle costs.
Overhaul & Repair Services
For overhaul, re manufacturing or repair of locomotives, we offer a one-stop solution.
Product & Service Upgrades
GE - Transportation has a range of product and service solutions that can be installed on existing locomotives to introduce greater productivity and improved operating efficiencies.
Wreck Repair Services
GE’s wreck repair team offers full service or technical support options to get your locomotive back on track.