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ELECTRO-MOTIVE ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBUTOR FOR SHORTLINE AND INDUSTRIAL RAIL

 LAGRANGE, Ill., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Electro-Motive (EMD), a division of General Motors (NYSE: GM), announced the formation of a new distributor to service the Shortline and Industrial railroads. Effective Oct. 1, 1993, Rail Systems, Inc. (RSI), a subsidiary of Kirby Corp. (AMEX: KEX), becomes Electro-Motive's sanctioned rail distributor to provide replacement parts, service and support to these important and growing markets.
 "Electro-Motive has recognized the need to improve our customer responsiveness, increase our technical service support and provide a dedicated distribution framework to the operators of these railroads," said F. David Perillo, manager of North American aftermarket sales at Electro-Motive. "We're excited to be working with Rail Systems and are confident this partnership will provide significant improvement and benefit to Shortline and Industrial railroad operations."
 The kick-off announcement will be made at this year's American Shortline Railroad Association's convention in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday. Rail Systems, Inc., is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., and has 27 years of experience with EMD products.
 Electro-Motive has been the world's largest producer of diesel- electric locomotives for more than 70 years. Electro-Motive is located in the Chicago area with major manufacturing facilities in LaGrange, and London, Ontario.
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 /CONTACT: Lynne B. Passett for Electro-Motive, 708-387-6106
 (GM KEX)


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