GE has announced that South Africa has placed a large order for locomotives with GE:
Transnet said today that it would buy 233 advanced Evolution Series locomotives developed by GE Transportation. This new purchase comes on top of 143 locomotives that Transnet ordered from GE since 2010.
It’s part of a 1000 locomotive order.
GE is going to build the parts for the Evolution Series locomotives in the USA which will be assembled in South Africa. GoErie.com reports the order will not affect employment at the Erie plant. The engines will be built in Grove City, PA.