Wabtec to deliver three ES44AC units from former GE Transportation product line
FORT WORTH, Texas – The first of three new Iowa Interstate Wabtec Corp. ES44AC (T4C) locomotives was spotted outside of Wabtec’s Ft. Worth plant recently. No. 517 was released with its carbody in primer and a black painted underframe. The locomotive is moving to Southwest Research’s facility in San Antonio, Texas, for emission testing first before being routed to Mid America Car in Kansas City, Mo., for paint. The order will carry Nos. 517-519 and will being painted in Iowa Interstate’s standard black, yellow, and red scheme.
The “(T4C)” after the locomotive model above indicates it’s a Tier 4 credit locomotive built with emission credits. The three locomotives will be identical visually and mechanically to Iowa Interstate’s existing fleet of GE ES44AC locomotives.