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GE Transportation and Egyptian National Railways Complete Commissioning Process

Posted on July 14, 2009

GE Transportation and the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) have announced that the 80th and final Evolution Series locomotive has been commissioned and was officially released to ENR at the end of June. The commissioning process prepares locomotives to be released for revenue service.

The locomotives have been successfully hauling freight and transporting passengers over the past several months and have logged tens of thousands of kilometers and transported hundreds of thousands of passengers. This is the ENR’s first order of GE’s Evolution Series, the most technologically advanced diesel electric, heavy-haul locomotive in the world.

“The Evolution Series locomotives sold by GE Transportation to the Egyptian National Railways provide a platform for rail growth, grounded in high tractive effort, fuel savings and future emissions reductions,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, President and CEO of GE Transportation. “This is one more milestone in a long and fruitful relationship with the Egyptian National Railways.” “This is our first order of GE Evolution Series locomotives and I am pleased to mark this milestone,” said ENR Chairman, Eng. Mahmoud Sami. “The Evolution Series locomotives will provide us with a platform to grow our rail sector.”

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