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Bombardier Reveals Last Mile Diesel-Based Locomotive

Posted on May 10, 2011

Bombardier has introduced the TRAXX AC locomotive with a supplementary diesel motor. Known as Last Mile Diesel, it removes the need to change locomotives in shunting areas of a rail network.

The new technology offers increased flexibility, such as at stations where a system change takes place, at terminals, at ports or on construction sites, Bombardier said.

The first five locomotives of this type were already ordered by the leasing firm Railpool at the end of last year. Three of the next five locomotives will be leased by the Swiss private rail firm BLS Cargo.

Bombardier’s next step is to develop the TRAXX DC locomotive with a Last Mile Diesel engine, the company said.

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