Knoxville Locomotive Works Inc. has purchased eight acres
adjacent to its facility in Knoxville, Tenn., and plans to
spend more than $6 million to build a new fabrication and
assembly plant to remanufacture locomotives.
Works will work with metal fabricators around the country to
rebuild many different parts and power components to reinstall
into locomotive frames, and then resell the refurbished
locomotives to railroads, a source at the company told
"We will source parts
from steel benders" and other metal processors, he said, adding
that company representatives recently visited steel fabricators
facility will specialize in refurbishing locomotives to meet
the latest train engine emission rules set by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
Owned and operated by Gulf & Ohio Railways Inc.
president and chief executive officer Peter Claussen, Knoxville
Locomotive Works overhauls and rebuilds Electro-Motive Diesel
locomotives and manufactures its own line of low-emission,