News Wire: KCS orders 50 new locomotives for delivery in 2019

2162 views
7 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
Moderator
  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: Wisconsin
  • 919 posts
Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:09 PM

NEW YORK — Kansas City Southern has ordered 50 new locomotives for delivery next year in anticipation of continued traffic growth, CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer told an investor conference on Wednesday. “We actually just placed an order for so...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/05/23-kansas-city-southern-orders-50-new-locomotives-for-delivery-next-year

Brian Schmidt, Associate Editor Trains Magazine

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • 1,170 posts
Posted by kgbw49 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:28 PM

It will be interesting to see how many are Gabtec and how many are EMD.

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Guelph, Ontario
  • 3,568 posts
Posted by Ulrich on Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:57 PM

50 new locomotives by early next year seems like it would be a tight time line for just one builder.. likely the 50 are split between both GE and EMD.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • 3,029 posts
Posted by NorthWest on Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:46 PM

There's a lot of unused locomotive building capacity right now.

I'm interested to see how many credit units they are getting.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • 1,170 posts
Posted by kgbw49 on Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:12 PM

Could we see the second user of EMD SD70ACE-T4?

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • 12 posts
Posted by HR616 on Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:27 AM

kgbw49

Could we see the second user of EMD SD70ACE-T4?

 

I wish KCS would get some, but as far as I've heard the order will be GE only (with a mixture of Tier 4 Credit and Tier 4 Compliant Gevos). KCS did borrow a couple of EMDX demos a while back, but I'm not sure if they were impressed.

As a side note, I believe BNSF is the second customer for the ACe-T4 with 10 on order. 

  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • 1,476 posts
Posted by YoHo1975 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:41 PM
Was going to say, BNSF has purchased the SD70AH-T4. KCS has purchased both ES44ACs and SD70ACes recently so until there's some confirmation there's no reason to believe 1 vs. the other.
  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • 12 posts
Posted by HR616 on Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:01 PM

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

Search the Community

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy