Extra Board

Welcome to Extra Board! This section is updated periodically with short features contributed by our readers, as well as some recent favorites straight from the pages of Diesel Era Magazine. Check back as we continue to add new articles!

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.

Norfolk & Western 1970s F-Unit Survivors

Norfolk & Western 1970s F-Unit Survivors

Norfolk & Western did not purchase F-units, but they inherited more than 100 cab units when they acquired the Wabash Railroad in 1964, working throughout the expanded system into the late 1970s.

Kansas City Southern GE ET44AC Tier 4s

Kansas City Southern GE ET44AC Tier 4s

Kansas City Southern’s group of 25 General Electric ET44AC Tier 4 began arriving in 2018, and quickly became the new face of modern American railroading.

White River Productions Acquires Diesel Era Magazine

White River Productions Acquires Diesel Era Magazine

White River Productions has acquired Diesel Era from Withers Publishing effective April 1, 2021, naming Tony Cook as the new editor of the quarterly publication.