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Progress Rail tests remanufactured Tier 4 shunting loco

Progress Rail has completed initial testing of a EMD24B locomotive produced from remanufactured components, and has begun the process of obtaining Tier 4 emissions certification. The 2000 hp locomotive will also undergo 3 000 h of in-service testing with Anacostia Rail Holdings' Pacific Harbor Line, which operates at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
International Rail News

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Helsinki – Tallinn tunnel feasibility studies underway

International Rail News
EUROPE: Two consortia have been appointed to study the feasibility of the FinEst Link proposal to build a 92 km under-sea railway tunnel linking Finland and Estonia.

Heavy freight locomotives on test

International Rail News
RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Bryansk Engineering Plant has rolled out its first 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive, a three-section design developed from the twin-section 2TE25K Peresvet.

Cane train derailment unfounded: Wilmar Sugar

A PROSERPINE man has vowed to blockade the road leading to the Wilmar mill in Proserpine if the plans go ahead to cancel a rail contract between Aurizon and the town's sugar mill.

Call to clarify business case for rail route

Tram and Light Rail News
Keep Rail On the Corridor (KROC) is an alliance of community groups who support the continuation of rail services on the existing rail corridor to Newcastle Station.

Rail routes stay closed

Western Australian Rail News
CBH is scrambling to cart grain by road after two key rail transport routes were badly damaged during recent rainfall.

HS2 Phase 1 bill receives Royal Assent

International Rail News
The parliamentary bill for the first phase of the High Speed 2 project received Royal Assent on February 23, marking the final legislative step before full civil works can begin.

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