Iowa Interstate Railroad announced it will acquire three new Evolution Series locomotives from GE Transportation which will be equipped with Train Performance product suite which optimizes power distribution, train handling, brake control and fuel utilization. In addition, these digital offerings will be installed on IAIS’s existing EvolutionSeries installed fleet of 17 locomotives.
The new locomotives will be produced in early 2020 and used to transport grains, ethanol, metals and more across Iowa Interstate’s network between Chicago and Omaha.
“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,” IAIS President, Joe Parsons, said.