More GE PowerHaul Locomotives Ship to Freightliner Group

December 23, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

ERIE, Pa. — GE Transportation shipped a second batch of its award-winning PowerHaul Locomotives to customer Freightliner Group Ltd. in the United Kingdom. These five locomotives were manufactured at GE’s plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, and will join the first batch of seven that were placed in revenue service shortly after arrival in the U.K. in November 2009. The locomotives are part of a 30-unit order placed in 2007, the largest in Freightliner Group’s history. The PowerHaul Series represents GE Transportation’s first entry to the UK and European market place, GE said. The PowerHaul Locomotive recently made its international debut at

CN Signs VMA With New Lenox, Ill.

December 21, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

CHICAGO — CN said it has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the Village of New Lenox, Ill., located approximately 36 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, regarding its acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E).

CN Completes Griffith, Ind., Rail Connection

December 20, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

CHICAGO — CN has completed construction of the first major rail connection built as part of the continuing integration of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) that, when all connections are constructed, will enhance the fluidity of train movements along CN routes in the greater Chicago area, the railroad said.

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