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VIA Rail’s fleet of 59 GMD F40PH-2Ds were delivered by General Motors Diesel between November 1986 and April 1989.
Wabtec, Genesee & Wyoming, and Carnegie-Mellon University are working together to develop new fleets of alternative energy locomotives.
Union Pacific’s collection of four-axle U25Bs wasn’t large but included good variety and variations among the roster members.
Responding to a traffic increase in 1985, Burlington Northern acquired 35 former Conrail EMD GP38s originally built for Penn Central.
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’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 has acquired Diesel Era from Withers Publishing effective April 1, 2021, naming Tony Cook as the new editor of the quarterly publication.