Progress Rail

Albertville, AL 35950


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1600 Progress Dr.
Albertville, AL 35950

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Supplier of products and services to the rail industry in North America focusing on two main areas, engineering & track services locomotive & railcar services.

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Rail Vehicle Builders, Components & Accessories

EMD Passenger Locomotives

June 6, 2023
By replacing older engines and control systems with new, state-of-the-art, clean technology, the next generation of EMD® Passenger Locomotives are ready to provide reliable service...
Metra's remanufactured EMD SD70MACH is the first of 15 locomotives scheduled to arrive at the Chicago area passenger railroad.

Metra unveils first of its remanufactured locomotives

Oct. 13, 2022
The locomotive is the first of 15 remanufactured locomotives that will enter Metra service.
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Repower Locomotives

May 31, 2022
Progress Rail can extend a locomotive’s life by 10 years or more.
Fueling & Propulsion

Progress Rail develops battery switcher in conjunction with Vale

July 29, 2020
The new switcher includes battery capacity being delivered to Vale of 1.9 megawatt hours and could reach up to 2.4 megawatt hours with additional options available.

Progress Rail to acquire Cleveland Track Material, Inc.

Oct. 31, 2019
The acquisition will complement Progress Rail’s current trackwork products and aligns with the company’s goal of profitable growth.

Progress Rail showcases lifecycle customer solutions at Railway Interchange

Sept. 24, 2019
The experience providers customers a view of the company’s rolling stock and infrastructure solutions.

Progress Rail and Bangladesh Railways Sign Contract for 40 State-of-the-Art EMD GT Series Locomotives

Feb. 7, 2019
Progress Rail has signed a contract with Bangladesh Railways to supply 40 EMD GT42ACL broad gauge locomotives, equipped with the latest locomotive technology.

Progress Rail Showcases Digital Transformation through Virtual Experiences and Increased Focus on Data Driven Rail Solutions at InnoTrans 2018

Sept. 17, 2018
Progress Rail will highlight its extensive line of rolling stock, infrastructure and engine solutions available for freight and transit customers through a new lens this year....

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Canadian Pacific for 30 Modernized Locomotives

July 3, 2018
Progress Rail has announced it has been chosen by Canadian Pacific to supply an order of 30 upgraded EMD SD70ACU locomotives — otherwise known as modernized versions of SD90MAC...

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Canadian Pacific for 30 Modernized Locomotives

June 26, 2018
Progress Rail has announced it has been chosen by Canadian Pacific to supply an order of 30 upgraded EMD SD70ACU locomotives — otherwise known as modernized versions of SD90MAC...

Articles & News

A rendering of the possible color scheme for Metra's battery-powered locomotive.

Metra pursuing zero-emission locomotives

Aug. 18, 2022
The plan, approved by the commuter railroad’s board, will convert up to six of Metra’s oldest locomotives to battery power.
Mass Transit/Leah Harnack
The Bombardier TALENT 3 battery-operated train made its maiden voyage at Bombardier's Hennigsdorf site. It is 50 percent quieter than modern diesel trains and sees peak values of 90 percent in the areas of efficiency and recyclability.

InnoTrans 2018: Technology and Innovations for Tomorrow's Mobility

Sept. 17, 2018
A breakdown of some of the products and technologies from InnoTrans 2018 that are making mobility faster, cleaner, safer and more reliable.
A preliminary rendering of the proposed Brookville Liberty LRV for Sound Transit Tacoma Link. Design details and color of the actual vehicles may be subject to change.

February 2018 People & Places

Feb. 8, 2018
People on the MoveMetro BusJim PerezMetro Bus appointed Jim Perez as chief operating officer. Perez has served in various transit operations, management and leadership roles throughout...
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Equipment & Supplies

November Product Feature: Maintenance

Nov. 16, 2017
The latest in maintenance products, view more at
InnoTrans 2016

Experiencing Rail's Latest Developments

Sept. 20, 2016
A breakdown of some of the products and technologies we saw that are making mobility faster, cleaner, safer and more reliable while at InnoTrans 2016.


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Progress Rail’s New Signaling Acquisition, ECM S.p.A., Appoints Managing Director

April 30, 2018
Since joining Progress Rail, ECM has been committed to exploring opportunities for additional market growth.

Progress Rail Acquires ECM S.p.A., Italian Signal Provider

Jan. 4, 2018
Progress Rail has acquired ECM S.p.A., an international provider of signal solutions and technologies devoted to the safety, control and enhancement of railway infrastructure....

Progress Rail to Acquire Downer Freight Rail

Nov. 27, 2017
In a move to further complement its rolling stock services portfolio, Progress Rail has signed an agreement to acquire Downer EDI’s freight rail business.
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Norfolk Southern Places First Order for Advanced End-of-Train Technology with Progress Rail

Sept. 21, 2017
Building upon its longstanding relationship of delivering quality products and services, Progress Rail has reached a preliminary agreement to supply its first new order of advanced...

Progress Rail Builds Upon Global Agreement with Seeing Machines

Sept. 18, 2017
Progress Rail has confirmed it has signed an updated Master Development Agreement with Seeing Machines, an industry leader in computer vision technologies, which enable machines...
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Progress Rail Completes Emissions Testing for EMD24B, Tier 4 Switch Locomotive

Feb. 23, 2017
Progress Rail has announced it has successfully completed initial emissions testing of its new, repower locomotive — the EMD24B — and has begun the process of certifying the locomotive...

Progress Rail Highlights Advanced Technologies and Predictive Analytics Capabilities

Sept. 21, 2016
Progress Rail, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., showcased the latest technology solutions and one of the broadest offerings of rolling stock and infrastructure products...

Progress Rail Unveils First EMD F125 Passenger Locomotive

July 19, 2016
Progress Rail has released its first EMD F125 passenger locomotive, produced at its Muncie, Indiana facility, to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s (SCRRA) commuter...

Progress Rail to Acquire Inspired Systems

May 2, 2016
In an effort to expand its rail signaling offerings, Progress Rail Services Corporation has acquired Inspired Systems Pty Ltd.