2nd QUARTER 2022: This issue we look at General Electric’s U30C. Burlington Northern invested in this six-axle U-boat for use in the Power River coal boom of the 1970s and survivors of the fleet are rolling off their final years on Lake Superior & Ishpeming. LS&I 3000 is one of these senior six-axles that Ryan Drake captured for his cover story.

LS&I’s Cascade Green Machines

LS&I’s Cascade Green Machines

Built by General Electric in the early 1970s, LS&I’s U30Cs have a half-century of service on their resumes. Ryan Drake and his friends ventured up to see these Burlington Northern veterans running off their final miles.


VIA Rail’s F40PH-2D, Part 1: 6400-6429

VIA Rail’s F40PH-2D, Part 1: 6400-6429

VIA Rail’s fleet of 59 GMD F40PH-2Ds were delivered by General Motors Diesel between November 1986 and April 1989.


SHIP IT ON THE WAMX?

SHIP IT ON THE WAMX?

A Frisco veteran recently was refreshed in WAMX’s black and yellow livery.


CSX cosmetically restores rare C30-7 diesel locomotive for Kentucky Steam Heritage

CSX cosmetically restores rare C30-7 diesel locomotive for Kentucky Steam Heritage

CSX has repainted a retired General Electric C30-7 into the Louisville & Nashville “Family Lines” livery of the late 1970s for donation to Kentucky Steam Heritage.


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.


They Were Big in Wyoming: Burlington Northern’s U30Cs

They Were Big in Wyoming: Burlington Northern’s U30Cs

Diesel Era’s Second Quarter 2022 edition survey’s Burlington Northern’s U30Cs that came to the roster 1972. There’s more than 50 of this six-axle U-Boats and important things to know about them. 


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