ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- General Electric Co. said Friday that Nigeria's state-run railroad received five diesel locomotives, the first in an order of 25, with the rest to be delivered in the second half of this year.
GE has taken a hit along with other international corporations during the economic downturn, seeing sales of its locomotives fall as governments and other businesses cut spending.
Company officials said they had made an important step into the Nigerian market.
The locomotives were built by a GE subsidiary in Brazil.
GE shares fell 67 cents, or 4.2 percent, to $15.37.