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Wabtec's MotivePower Unit and GE Transportation To Deliver Next-Generation Locomotives To MBTA

  Wabtec's MotivePower Unit and GE Transportation To Deliver Next-Generation
                             Locomotives To MBTA

PR Newswire

WILMERDING, Pa., June 26, 2013

WILMERDING, Pa., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec
Corporation (NYSE: WAB), signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority (MBTA) to supply 13 additional, next-generation HSP46
passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2014. The locomotives, which will be
compliant with EPA Tier 3 and FTA Buy America, are manufactured in Boise,
Idaho with major components supplied by GE Transportation of Erie, Pa.

The new contract follows previous orders for 27 locomotives and is valued at
over $70 million including training, manuals and spare parts. GE has worked
closely with MotivePower on design, integration and testing. Major components
supplied by GE from its Erie and Grove City, Pa. facilities include diesel
engines, head-end power systems, computer control systems and its unique
individual-axle AC traction systems.

The new HSP46 design provides dramatically improved fuel efficiency, reduced
emissions and lower life-cycle costs compared to the existing MBTA
locomotives. The new locomotives include the following components and systems
manufactured by Wabtec units: FastBrake® electronic air brakes, air
compressors, event recorders, tread brake units, brake shoes, aftercoolers and
radiators.

Albert J. Neupaver, Wabtec's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said:
"Commuter rail agencies across North America demand safe, reliable,
cost-effective and environmentally responsible service, and locomotive power
is a key ingredient. These next-generation locomotives, which include AC
traction propulsion and remotely monitored on-board diagnostics technologies,
should serve MBTA customers well for many years to come and provide the
foundation for higher-speed rail corridors of the future."

Lorenzo Simonelli, CEO of GE Transportation, said: "GE is proud to partner
with MotivePower to deliver to the MBTA the next generation of advanced
passenger locomotives to meet the needs of the greater Boston region's vibrant
transportation system. These high-performance locomotives will provide the
reliability that commuters demand, while being more fuel-efficient and
environmentally friendly."

Wabtec Corporation is a global provider of value-added, technology-based
products and services for rail and other industrial markets. Through its
subsidiaries, the company manufactures a range of products for locomotives,
freight cars and passenger transit vehicles. The company also builds new
switcher and commuter locomotives, and provides aftermarket services. The
company has facilities located throughout the world. MotivePower
(www.motivepower-wabtec.com) is an industry leader in the design, manufacture
and re-manufacture of diesel-electric locomotives.

Established more than 100 years ago, GE Transportation
(www.getransportation.com), a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is
a global technology leader providing solutions for the world's toughest
transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds fuel-efficient and
lower-emissions freight and passenger locomotives, signaling and software
solutions, high-quality OEM replacement parts and value added services to help
customers grow.

SOURCE Wabtec Corporation

Website: http://www.wabtec.com
Contact: Tim Wesley, Wabtec Corporation, 412.825.1543, twesley@wabtec.com
 
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