Rail News

The latest railroad industry news related to North American diesels current and classic, brought to you by the editors of Diesel Era Magazine.

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.

Santa Fe Bicentennial Unit 5704 Restoration Completed

Santa Fe Bicentennial Unit 5704 Restoration Completed

The restoration of former BNSF 6484 as Santa Fe Bicentennial unit 5704 has been completed by volunteers and contractors at Mid-America Railcar in Kansas City.

Illinois Central SW14 Preserved by Monticello Railway Museum

Illinois Central SW14 Preserved by Monticello Railway Museum

The Monticello Railway Museum has acquired a unique Illinois Central SW14 locomotive, rebuilt from an SW7 in 1977.

Last Santa Fe SF30C Saved by Arizona State Railroad Museum

Last Santa Fe SF30C Saved by Arizona State Railroad Museum

The nation’s last example of Santa Fe’s SF30C rebuild model has been acquired by the Arizona State Railroad Museum, scheduled to open to the public in 2024.

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.

Tennesee Valley Railroad Museum receives rare Fairbanks-Morse Diesel

Tennesee Valley Railroad Museum receives rare Fairbanks-Morse Diesel

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum announced the donation of Fairbanks-Morse “Baby Trainmaster” H-16-66 no. F3060 from the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Kentucky Steam Heritage Adds L&N C30-7 to Collection

Kentucky Steam Heritage Adds L&N C30-7 to Collection

Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation accepted a donation of a former Louisville & Nashville diesel locomotive, former CSX 7067, a C30-7 type engine built by General Electric in 1980.

Pair of Unique EMD BL-2s Headed to the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

Pair of Unique EMD BL-2s Headed to the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

Former Saratoga & North Creek EMD BL-2s 52 and 56 have been acquired by Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum through a lease arrangement with a private owner.