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BN, EMD, SIEMENS WIN AAR TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today presented its 1993 outstanding technological achievement award to three companies -- the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors Corporation, Siemens Transportation Systems Incorporated, and the Burlington Northern Railroad Company -- for their joint achievement in developing the Radical AC locomotive traction system.
    AAR President and CEO Edwin L. Harper, who presented the award at the Railway Supply Association's annual luncheon in Chicago, said "AC (alternating current) traction locomotives represent a giant leap in technology, comparable to the conversion from steam to diesel in the 1950s.  AC motors provide much greater wheel adhesion and higher horsepower, meaning fewer locomotives are needed for most freight operations."
    Accepting the award for Electro-Motive was John W. Jarrell, general manager; for Siemens, Klaus Schreiter, president; and for Burlington Northern, Ed Bauer, system chief mechanical officer.  The AAR award includes a $10,000 scholarship in the winners' names to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
    This is the third year the AAR has presented the award.  Nominations for the 1994 technology achievement award will be accepted through the end of October; for additional information contact Jim Lundgren at 202-639-2243 or, fax, 202-639-2285.
    -0-                      9/21/94
    /CONTACT:  Carol B. Perkins of the Association of American Railroads, 202-639-2552/


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