Wabtec Receives Record Order for Pre-Owned Locomotives from Genesee & Wyoming Subsidiaries

Rail manufacturing company Wabtec has secured a significant order for pre-owned locomotives from Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) subsidiaries. Discover the details of this record-breaking order, its environmental benefits, and the value of Wabtec’s certified pre-owned program.

Wabtec Receives Record Order for Pre-Owned Locomotives from Genesee & Wyoming Subsidiaries
June 29, 2023 6:44 pm

Wabtec, a leading rail manufacturing company, has received a record order for pre-owned locomotives from various subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W). This order includes a total of 69 locomotives, consisting of 35 Dash 9 and 34 Dash 8 trains, which will be delivered to six different G&W subsidiaries by the end of the year. Learn more about the significance of this order and its impact on G&W’s fleet.

Enhancing Efficiency and Sustainability

Highlight the statement by Michael Miller, president of G&W’s North American operations, emphasizing how these locomotives will enhance fleet efficiency and meet customer demands for safe and reliable freight-rail transportation. Emphasize the environmental benefits, as rail transportation is the most sustainable way to move goods over land, with these locomotives generating lower emissions and supporting both G&W and its customers in achieving their ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) goals.

Expanded Fleet and Orders through Wabtec’s Program

Mention that the locomotives will be distributed among various G&W subsidiaries, including Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, New England Central Railroad, Connecticut Southern Railroad, Chicago & Ft Wayne Railroad, Indiana & Ohio Railroad, and Providence and Worcester Railroad. Highlight the significance of this order, as it represents a significant expansion for G&W, bringing their fleet of Wabtec locomotives to over 100. Also, emphasize that this purchase contributes to the growing number of orders through Wabtec’s certified pre-owned program, which has now exceeded 210.

The Value of Wabtec’s Certified Pre-Owned Program

Explain the benefits of Wabtec’s certified pre-owned program, which allows companies to purchase locomotives that have undergone a comprehensive 275-point inspection to ensure they are in excellent working condition. Mention that these locomotives come equipped with original design specifications, maintenance records, and operational histories. Quote Alicia Hammersmith, Wabtec’s Global Freight Services president, highlighting how the order demonstrates the value of the pre-owned program in providing G&W with an affordable way to upgrade their fleet, improving performance, reliability, fuel efficiency, and reducing carbon emissions.


Wabtec’s record order for pre-owned locomotives from Genesee & Wyoming subsidiaries represents a significant milestone for both companies. With a focus on efficiency, sustainability, and the value of the certified pre-owned program, this order highlights the industry’s commitment to upgrading fleets and reducing environmental impact.

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