The latest railroad industry news related to North American diesels current and classic, brought to you by the editors of Diesel Era Magazine.
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.
The Monticello Railway Museum has acquired a unique Illinois Central SW14 locomotive, rebuilt from an SW7 in 1977.
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.
BNSF Railway will donate a restored and repainted Santa Fe Bicentennial unit to the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris.
Chesapeake & Indiana Railroad has donated former Elgin, Joliet & Eastern SD-M 818 to the Hoosier Valley Railroad in North Judson, Indiana.
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 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.
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.
Progress Rail is auctioning off the contents of the 1 million sq. ft. former EMD manufacturing facility in La Grange, Ill., including many specialized production machine tools.
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.