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GE Transportation Receives Order For 10 Locomotives

Posted on December 18, 2009

GE Transportation has signed an agreement with America Latina Logistica (ALL) to deliver 10 new AC44i locomotives for freight transport. ALL operates a large independent general cargo railway in South America with a fleet of more than 1000 locomotives and 21000 km of railways connecting Brazil and Argentina.

The Model AC44i locomotives are powered by diesel engines supplied by GE Transportation's manufacturing plant in Grove City, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. The locomotives feature GE's AC individual-axle traction-control technology that enables the Model AC44i to haul heavier loads by reducing slippage on start-ups, inclines and suboptimal track conditions.

The Model AC44i locomotives will be built by GE Transporation South America, the GE Transportation's affiliate facility located in Contagem, Brazil. GE Transporation South America has built diesel electric locomotives including AC44, Dash 9 and the C Series in Brazil since 1967, and has produced more than 1000 locomotives operating in more than 15 countries around the world, said the company.

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