• GE to modernize Polish locomotives

  • Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.
Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by MEC407
 
CBRail and GE Transportation announced that the two companies has signed a purchase contract with GE Transportation for the modernisation of 20 M62/ST44 diesel electric locomotives in Poland, with an option for a further 10.

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Each locomotive will be fitted with a new GE Power module containing a FDL 12 engine, alternator and auxiliary equipment, and will meet UIC 2 emission requirements. Traction motors will also be upgraded by GE. GE Transportation has already successfully modernised several hundred locomotives of similar design in other countries, most notably Kazakhstan and Mongolia.
You can read the full article at:

http://www.railway-market.pl/?p=wiecej&id=1117

As noted, similar modernizations have already been done in Kazakhstan and elsewhere. Apparently the upgraded Kazakh locomotives were successful enough to prompt the Kazakhs to place a major order for brand new GE locos. (See discussion at http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30370 )