Iowa Interstate Railroad orders Evolution Series locomotives from GE

Photo: GE Transportation.
Photo: GE Transportation.

GE Transportation is to supply Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) with three new Evolution Series locomotives.

The locomotives, to be produced in early 2020, will be used to transport grains, ethanol, metals and other goods across the railroad’s network between Chicago and Omaha.

The agreement also includes equipping these new locomotives with GE Transportation’s GoLINC Platform, Trip Optimiser System, and Distributed Power LOCOTROL to maximise train effectiveness and efficiency.

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In addition, these digital offerings will be installed on IAIS’s existing Evolution Series fleet of 17 locomotives.

IAIS president and CEO Joe Parsons said “For over a decade, IAIS has invested heavily in infrastructure to support our customers and increase safety. The purchase of these locomotives will help us remain competitive and poised for the growth we are currently experiencing.”

He added: “We are proud to partner again with GE Transportation.

“These locomotives and their digital technology will allow us to provide safe, quality transportation services in a way that enables our customers and our company to succeed.”

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