News Wire: Union, rail museum optimistic following Wabtec, GE announcement

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, May 21, 2018 3:10 PM

ERIE, Pa. — Union officials in Erie are optimistic today following the announcement Wabtec Corp. and GE Transportation are merging. United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Local 506 President Scott Slawson tells Trains News Wir...

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Posted by RailEagle on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:21 PM

I think the Union support will be key in making sure that there is a smooth sale and transfer from GE to Wabtec. As for the rail museum I am curious to see if they’re going to t to get any official status with Wabtec if locomotive production stays in Erie.  

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Posted by RailEagle on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:22 PM

Also I will be curious if MPI locomotives will be built under the GE brand name or vice-versa. 

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:18 AM

I think they would be dumb if they would drop the GE brand name. They might offer passenger locomotives under the MPI brand as the already did when they competed for the PRIIA diesel-electric locomotive which Siemens won.
Regards, Volker

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