• GE wants to build a locomotive manufacturing plant in India

  • 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
 
General Electric wants to build a plant in India in association with the railways to make heavy-haul diesel locomotives.

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The plant would be capable of rolling out 100-120 locomotives a year, Kumar said, adding that the investment could range between $100 million and $200 million.

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Talking about GE’s capabilities in this field, Kumar said it was the world’s leading producer of heavy-haul diesel locomotives with a market share of almost 75 per cent.
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  by es80ac
 
wonder how long it would take for this plant in India to take all the jobs from Erie?

  by Nasadowsk
 
Given the way GE is...About 10 seconds after it opens.

  by RailBus63
 
I don't see it. Shipping rates from the Far East to North America are fairly high due to the volume of consumer goods coming across - the rates to ship heavy freight locomotives would be significantly expensive.

As for GE being quick to outsource - hasn't EMD done much more of that (locomotives built at Super Steel, SD70's built in Mexico)?

  by MEC407
 
Not only that, the plant in India will have a capacity of 100 locomotives a year -- surely that isn't enough capacity to replace Erie?!

  by Luther Brefo
 
It seems this plant is to be built to build locomotives for India and not to replace Erie, PA witht he future possibility of supplying other overseas railroads. The 100-120 locomotives that could be built in the Indian plant would be far less than what Erie can produce in a year.

  by Herr Spreng
 
Probably for the 6000 hp C-C units that IR wants to purchase. Looks like the days of DLW production may be winding down.