GM TO REMANUFACTURE 300 DIESEL ENGINES FOR CN
Canadian National announced a contract with General Motor’s Electro-Motive Division to remanufacture 300 diesel locomotive engines.
The six-year contract covers CN’s locomotives built between 1989 and 1999. The GM program covers about 30 percent of CN’s main line fleet of about 1,100 locomotives.
“This project will increase locomotive efficiency and reliability — a key component of CN in delivering timely service to customers and meeting our aggressive asset utilization plan,” said Jack T. McBain, CN’s senior vice president of operations.
CN started to upgrade its locomotive fleet back in 1995. The railroad has acquired 384 new locomotives, making its average fleet age 13 years.