MMA becoming a player in the international rebuild game

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MMA becoming a player in the international rebuild game

Postby MEC407 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:18 pm

Mr. John A. Joyce found this article in the Bangor Daily News; take a look:

In what’s a growing part of the railway’s business, secondhand Amtrak locomotives rebuilt in Maine are now cruising the rails of Panama and Estonia, as well as Poland. The company is angling to rebuild locomotives for Dallas Area Rapid Transit in Texas and has a contract to repair railcars for Dragon Cement of Portland. This kind of skilled rebuilding and repair work is the opposite of outsourcing — and rail officials hope that by shipping out more and more refurbished engines and other parts, they can prepare for the future.


Read the full article at: http://www.bangornews.com/detail/93787.html

Thanks to Mr. Joyce for the link, and kudos to the folks at MMA for proving that Mainers really can do quality work at competitive rates.
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Re: MMA becoming a player in the international rebuild game

Postby CN9634 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:41 pm

I noticed they are going to rebuild locomotives for Dallas Area Rapid Transit in Texas. After researching DART I found out that they run a few different railroads. First off they run light rail in the Dallas area but they also contract out on the "Green Line" and run F59PHi's with Trinity Rail Express.

Maybe we'll see some up North?


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Re: MMA becoming a player in the international rebuild game

Postby atsf sp » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:36 pm

The reason for the exported ones was that Ed Burkhart owns both the MMA and those foreign lines.
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