Freight from Italy will travel along this line before it passes through Central Asia on route to China.
Continuing the trend, GE Transportation has now secured its first locomotive deal in Chile.
It is the latest milestone in the multinational mining corporation's A$940 million AutoHaul project to establish the world's first heavy haul, long-distance autonomous rail operation.
The locomotives will be produced at the GE Transportation facility in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning in 2018.
Mercitalia Rail, the freight subsidiary of the Italian state-owned railway, is to support Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and SBB Cargo to develop 'intelligent freight trains'. The programme is looking at how the digitisation of rail freight in Europe can improve the...
Canadian National Railways' CEO said it was able to make the "substantial investment" following the passing of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernisation Act, through Canada's parliament.
These locomotives will be operated on Gazprom's 525km-long Obskaya-Bovanenkovo railway in northern Russia. 
Bombardier Transportation has presented its new TRAXX DC3 electric locomotive at its site in Vado Ligure, Italy.
The announcement comes six months after General Electric (GE) confirmed it was looking to sell the "non-core" transport division to become "simpler, stronger and to drive more growth.
The mining corporation said that the AutoHaul project, which is focused on automating trains transporting iron ore to its port facilities in Pilbara, continues to progress and is on schedule to be completed at the end of 2018.