THIRD QUARTER 2021: Welcome to Diesel Era, now published quarterly by White River Productions! In this issue, General Electric’s Landmark U25B series launches with Union Pacific’s diverse collection, Three Rivers Threesome by Gordon Lloyd, Jr., looks at Chessie-painted Alco S-series switchers, the second installment of Amtrak F40PH Phase II diesels, and Union Pacific’s new “We are ONE” 1979 appears in a photo essay by James Belmont. All this and more in the Third 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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