FOURTH QUARTER 2021: Diesel Era, now published quarterly by White River Productions, presents a variety of motive power to wrap up 2021. Delivered in the late 1980s, VIA Rail Canada modernized its diesel fleet with F40PH-2Ds. You’ll see the first two orders covered in this edition. All this and more in the Fourth Quarter 2021 issue of Diesel Era!

General Electric’s Landmark U25: Union Pacific

General Electric’s Landmark U25: Union Pacific

Union Pacific’s collection of four-axle U25Bs wasn’t large but included good variety and variations among the roster members.


Burlington Northern GP38X ex-Conrail (Penn Central) GP38s

Burlington Northern GP38X ex-Conrail (Penn Central) GP38s

Responding to a traffic increase in 1985, Burlington Northern acquired 35 former Conrail EMD GP38s originally built for Penn Central.


Santa Fe Bicentennial SD45-2 Donated to Southern California Railway Museum

Santa Fe Bicentennial SD45-2 Donated to Southern California Railway Museum

BNSF Railway will donate a restored and repainted Santa Fe Bicentennial unit to the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris.


Former EJ&E SD-M donated to Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

Former EJ&E SD-M donated to Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

Chesapeake & Indiana Railroad has donated former Elgin, Joliet & Eastern SD-M 818 to the Hoosier Valley Railroad in North Judson, Indiana.


ACF’s 2970 Centerflow

ACF’s 2970 Centerflow

American Car & Foundry’s two-bay 2970 Centerflow was a popular freight car and modern versions of this design continue to serve today.


General Electric’s Landmark U25B: Wabash and N&W

General Electric’s Landmark U25B: Wabash and N&W

Wabash bought 15 General Electric U25B diesel locomotives. A look at these U-boats is coming in Diesel Era.


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