TRANSPORT BRIEFS

TRANSPORT BRIEFS

NORFOLK SOUTHERN TRAINS

COLLIDE, INJURING TWO

PEMBROKE, Va. - Two crewmen were injured Sunday morning when a train hauling grain rear-ended another train carrying coal, Norfolk Southern Corp. reported.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, said Don Piedmont, an NS spokesman.

Steve Davis, administrative officer for the Giles County Regional Response Team, said the NS trains were traveling east on the same track when the accident occurred. Two engines derailed and another partially left the tracks, he said.

The engineer of the grain train was hospitalized with a broken collarbone. The conductor on the same train was treated and released, NS officials reported.

Some coal spilled from two cars. No grain was spilled.

A small amount of diesel fuel leaked from the derailed coal train engines but was contained by the Giles County Hazardous Materials Team, Mr. Davis said.

UP ORDERS LOCOMOTIVES,

NATURAL GAS UNITS

OMAHA - Union Pacific Railroad placed an order worth more than $70 million for 50 new locomotives with the electromotive division of General Motors Corp.

As part of the deal, UP said it also would receive two locomotives next year that can be fueled by liquefied natural gas or diesel fuel.

UP plans to operate the locomotives powered with liquefied natural gas throughout its 19-state system to evaluate them in contrasting climatic and operating conditions.

UPS FREIGHTER PROTOTYPE

GETS ROLLS-ROYCE ENGINES

SAN ANTONIO - Three Rolls-Royce Tay engines were installed on the first United Parcel Service prototype Boeing 727-Quiet Freighter at Dee Howard Co. here, marking a key milestone toward Federal Aviation Administration certification.

The Tay engines offer significant noise reduction, well below Stage 3 requirements and improved fuel efficiency over existing JT8D engines, said Tony McBride, UPS' aircraft engineering manager. UPS is spending $400 million to re-engine forty 727s.

FEBRUARY CARGO VOLUME

INCREASED AT AMERICAN

FORT WORTH - American Airlines said its cargo volume in February was 42.1 percent higher than in the same month last year.

The airline said it flew 112.0 million cargo ton-miles in February, up from 78.8 million the year before. A cargo ton-mile represents the shipment of one ton a distance of one mile.

Mail ton-miles jumped 53.0 percent to 28.0 million from 18.3 million. General freight ton-miles rose 38.8 percent to 84.0 million from 60.5 million.