Merger between Siemens and Alstom

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Merger between Siemens and Alstom

Postby McK&H.Aust » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:26 am

Not sure of the implications outside of Europe, but it seems that Siemens and Alstom are going to merge http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/busi ... ility.html

Could be some interesting times ahead if they combine their crossing equipment together.
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Re: Merger between Siemens and Alstom

Postby freebrickproductions » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:41 am

Well, I don't think Siemens/Safetran makes LED gate lights, so the Alstom LED gate lights may become what Siemens sells. Alstom also makes their own crossing lights, and they're seen here:
http://www.rxrsignals.com/Alabama/Irondale/20/
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Re: Merger between Siemens and Alstom

Postby ToledoRailfan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:03 pm

Probably a certain division is merging with Alstom.
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Re: Merger between Siemens and Alstom

Postby McK&H.Aust » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:26 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:Well, I don't think Siemens/Safetran makes LED gate lights, so the Alstom LED gate lights may become what Siemens sells. Alstom also makes their own crossing lights, and they're seen here:
http://www.rxrsignals.com/Alabama/Irondale/20/


Don't mind the look of those Alstom lights, very nice crossing! Sounds like the merger is partly about seeing off competition from China, Japan and Korea. Will be interesting to see if the new "Siemens Alstom" name is used on any crossing equipment.
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Re: Merger between Siemens and Alstom

Postby IanMP » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:22 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:Well, I don't think Siemens/Safetran makes LED gate lights, so the Alstom LED gate lights may become what Siemens sells. Alstom also makes their own crossing lights, and they're seen here:
http://www.rxrsignals.com/Alabama/Irondale/20/



Looks like cheap plastic, how did you find that Alstom made them?
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Re: Merger between Siemens and Alstom

Postby freebrickproductions » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:09 am

IanMP wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:Well, I don't think Siemens/Safetran makes LED gate lights, so the Alstom LED gate lights may become what Siemens sells. Alstom also makes their own crossing lights, and they're seen here:
http://www.rxrsignals.com/Alabama/Irondale/20/



Looks like cheap plastic, how did you find that Alstom made them?

I believe I found it in their catalog on their website.
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