Montréal works modernised

first_imgAlstom Transport Canada is delivering 50 remanufactured SD40-2 diesel locos (top right), to First Union Rail Corp, which will lease them to CSX Transportation under a multi-year agreement. The locos are being rebuilt at Alstom’s Montréal plant, a former Canadian National workshop which has been extensively remodelled since Alstom took it over in 1996.Next month should see the completion of a new locomotive stripping facility, with full environmental protection from oils and other parts. The main assembly hall has been remodelled from transverse workstations to two longitudinal five-station assembly lines with semi-autonomous work teams, mirroring modern production techniques. At full capacity the unit can outshop a loco every working day.Alstom now buys second-hand diesel locos speculatively as a source of parts for future orders. Most components are refurbished or replaced by sub-contractors, but Alstom has retained and updated its diesel engine refurbishment line, adding a purpose-build test house and other machine tools.The Montréal plant is also refurbishing second-hand commuter coaches for local operator Agence Metropolitaine de Transport. The Québec government acquired 80 single-deck cars from GO Transit several years ago, and these are stored at the plant to be refurbished and put into service as traffic develops.Alstom has also moved into freight wagon construction, with a new assembly line able to turn out 12 vehicles a day. The plant has a five-year contract to supply 3100 wagons to First Union of up to six designs, and has just completed 200 covered steel coil carriers (lower right). Mirroring its Optionic Design strategy for the passenger market, Alstom has brought in advanced computer-aided design software from the French aerospace industry. This allows it to develop specialised wagon designs for construction in batches of 100, compared to a minimum of 500 from some other wagon builders.last_img read more

No. 3 UWF men’s tennis defeats NCAA DIII No. 5 Kenyon 9-0

first_img   PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 3-ranked University of West Florida men’s tennis team defeated NCAA DIII No. 5 Kenyon College 9-0 on Monday afternoon at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. West Florida (9-0, 4-0 GSC) also defeated Gulf South Conference opponent Shorter 9-0 at home on Sunday afternoon.West Florida has swept three consecutive opponents and has also swept six out of the last seven matches this season.The Argonauts will head south this weekend as they face a bevy of top-ranked DII teams in south Florida. UWF will face No. 8 Saint Leo in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. ET. West Florida will then face No. 4 Lynn on Monday, March 10 before facing No. 1 Barry on Tuesday, March 11. UWF will play Florida Southern on Friday, March 14 and will finish the road trip by facing No. 9 Rollins on Saturday, March 15.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Share Elio Latella won 6-4, 6-2 at number three singles this afternoon. (Photo by Chris Nelson) center_img No. 3 UWF men’s tennis defeats NCAA DIII No. 5 Kenyon 9-0last_img read more

From Mexico: Raúl Jiménez not looking to leave Wolves, but ‘great…

first_imgThat’s why it’s pretty interesting to see what Record brings today, as columnist Jonatan Peña has some inside information about the striker.The journalist writes that Raúl Jiménez’s form at Wolves has attracted interest from clubs such as Arsenal, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham.But that still doesn’t mean the 29-year-old is looking for the exit. It’s claimed that he likes living in Wolverhampton, where he’s just become a father, and plans to achieve more things at the club.Embed from Getty ImagesHowever, he also knows that anything could happen in football. A source close to the player spoke to Record, and talked about this double scenario.“Raúl is happy in Wolverhampton and wouldn’t like to leave. As far as I’ve talked to him, he says he doesn’t come out. But it’s true that there is interest from great teams and for a great offer everything can happen.”Record points out that Wolves paid €40m to sign Raúl Jiménez, and would like €80m to sell him now, as they’re not concerned about the financial crisis. It’s also said the club should receive some offers in the coming weeks.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNBC InternationalThese Millennials Are Building Businesses for a Post-Pandemic World.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo Even though the Mexican media provides big coverage of Raúl Jiménez’s steps at Wolves, they rarely have exclusive reports on his situation at the club.last_img read more

Zverev repeats in Washington with win over de Minaur

first_img(Reuters) – Germany’s Alexander Zverev beat Australian teenager Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-4 to retain his Citi Open title in Washington yesterday. Zverev’s serve played a big role in the victory, his third of the year, as the world number three won all but two of his first-serve points in the final, which lasted 74 minutes.“Happy with how I played today and happy how the whole tournament went from start to finish, from the first match to the last point I felt in control,” Zverev told Tennis Channel.“Every single match I thought I played well.” The German, now with nine career victories, became the tournament’s first repeat champion since Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in 2008-09.With the 21-year-old going up against fellow youngester Minaur, 19, Zverev told the crowd: “This final could be the final of the next 15 years , so I hope you guys all enjoyed it.Asked how much better he is now, Zverev replied: “Definitely stronger physically. In general I’m a better tennis player.” De Minaur added: “He really deserved it and played too good today.”Obviously struggling from fatigue, the Australian dropped the opening four games of the first set but fought back in second.De Minaur drew the crowd’s applause when he hit a winner to hold for 3-4, after saving three break points to avoid a double-break deficit. He saved two match points on his own serve at 3-5 but Zverev clinched the victory when de Minaur hit a backhand into the net in the next game.Although beaten, de Minaur, once ranked 208 in the world, will soar into the top 50 for the first time when the new rankings are released today, rising 27 spots to number 45.Zverev will have little time to relax as he plays in next week’s Rogers Cup in Toronto where he is the defending champion although he has a bye into the second round.last_img read more