ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- GE Transportation has a deal to sell 150 locomotives to Kazakhstan's state-run railroad, most of which will be kits that are assembled in that country.
GE announced the deal Sunday which calls for five prototypes of its shunter locomotives to be built at its plant in Erie. The remaining locomotives will be shipped to Kazakhstan as kits to be assembled there.
The locomotives are scheduled to be delivered in 2012.
The deal is between GE Transportation and two of Kazakhstan's Joint Stock Companies, Locomotiv and Kurastyru Zauty.
Terms of the deal were not released. GE Transportation announced a 15-year, $500 million service contract with Kazakhstan's state-owned railroad last May.