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Built by General Electric for Burlington Northern in the early 1970s, these U30Cs have a half-century of service on their resumes as they run off their final miles on Lake Superior & Ishpeming.
Burlington Northern began buying General Electric’s six-axle U30C diesel locomotives in 1972, adding 180 units to the fleet.
Before Burlington Northern’s arrival in 1970, Burlington subsidiary Colorado & Southern purchased four General Electric U30Cs (890–893) in 1968.
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.
This survey focuses on two of Penn Central’s six-axle diesel locomotive acquisitions that were ordered before the merger and almost served Pennsylvania Railroad.
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.