Florida East Coast Railway Acquires 24 Locomotives From GE Transportation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 30, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --(NYSE: GE) – Florida East
Coast Railway,LLC (FEC) announced today that it will acquire 24 new ES44C4
locomotives from GE Transportation. The new locomotives will be used in
thru-freight, heavy haul service on the railway's 351 mile mainline route
between Jacksonville, and Miami, FL.
"These locomotives will provide the fuel efficient power we need to support
the current operations and future growth of the railroad," said Fran Chinnici,
Senior Vice President of Mechanical, Engineering and Purchasing at FEC.
The ES44C4 locomotive, part of GE's Evolution® Series, is designed to meet US
EPA Tier 3 emissions requirements using advanced engine technology that lowers
fuel consumption and operating costs. These locomotives provide the benefits
while controlling NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions.
"We're excited to have our Evolution Series locomotives join FEC's fleet. This
locomotive model is the most fuel-efficient locomotive in the North American
heavy-haul market today," said Dave Tucker, Vice President of Global Sales at
About Florida East Coast Railway
The Florida East Coast Railway is a 351-mile freight rail system located along
the east coast of Florida. It is the exclusive rail provider for Port Miami,
Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach. FEC connects to the national railway
system in Jacksonville, Florida, to move cargo originating or terminating
there. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, FEC provides end-to-end intermodal
and carload solutions to customers who demand cost-effective and premium
quality. For more information visit: www.fecrwy.com.
About GE Transportation
GE Transportation, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), solves the world's toughest
transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the
rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions
freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and
stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems
for mining trucks, underground mining equipment, energy storage systems, and
value-added services help customers grow. GE Transportation has approximately
13,000 employees. For more information visit: www.getransportation.com.
SOURCE Florida East Coast Railway
Contact: Jessica Taylor, GE Transportation, 202-412-3924,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Robert Ledoux, Florida East Coast Railway LLC,
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