Kansas City Southern buying 50 new locomotives from GE Transportation

June 27, 2018 — Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railway Company announced that its U.S. and Mexico rail subsidiaries will acquire a combined total of 50 new locomotives from GE Transportation along with digital solutions to drive improved operational and fuel efficiency.

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With the North American rail market improving and freight volume up roughly 5% in 2017 and expected continued growth in 2018, the advanced locomotives will help KCS deliver on its expected future growth, while driving operational efficiencies across the KCS network.

“KCS is pleased to have GE as our partner,” said KCS executive vice president and chief operating officer Jeffrey M. Songer. “This purchase will help us continue the modernization of our locomotive fleet and position KCS for future expanded volumes.”

The locomotives will be produced at the GE Manufacturing Solutions facility in Fort Worth, Texas beginning in 2018. The first units are expected to be delivered in early 2019.

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