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GO Transit Debuts Sleek New Locomotive



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From a GO Transit News Release:

TORONTO, June 14, 2007 /CNW/ - GO Transit is adding to its fleet with the purchase of 27 new locomotives from MotivePower Industries. Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Donna Cansfield, and GO’s Managing Director & CEO, Gary McNeil, showed a prototype of the new equipment to media this morning at GO’s Willowbrook rail maintenance facility.

“The McGuinty government’s investments in public transit are getting results and we are proud to present these new locomotives,” said Cansfield. “They can carry more railcars, making room for at least 300 additional passengers, and are more powerful, more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.”

The new locomotives, very different in appearance from traditional, boxy train equipment, will start arriving this fall, and will gradually be put into service on GO’s Lakeshore East, Lakeshore West, and Milton lines. Station platforms on these lines are being lengthened to accommodate the longer trains. The contract with MotivePower Industries includes an option for 26 more locomotives, and GO plans to eventually replace its entire fleet.

Please visit the Info for the Media page on GO Transit’s website for more detailed information about the new locomotives: http://www.gotransit.com/PUBLIC/news/mediainfo.htm. High-resolution photos are also available for download.

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Front View.

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Side View.