New traction for grain, ethanol and metal haulage
The US-based class II Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) is to acquire three new Evolution series locomotives from GE Transportation. The locomotives will be produced in early 2020 and used to transport grain, ethanol, metal and more across Iowa interstate’s network between Chicago IL and Omaha NE.
The regional railroad's agreement also includes equipping the new locomotives with GE Transportation’s digital solutions to optimise power distribution, train handling, brake control and fuel utilization. Moreover, these digital offerings will be installed on IAIS’s existing Evolution series fleet of 17 locomotives. (ben)