SECOND QUARTER 2021: Welcome to Diesel Era, now published quarterly by White River Productions! In this issue, we cover Norfolk & Western’s 1970s F-unit Survivors, Part One of a series on Amtrak’s Phase II production F40PHs, Kansas City Southern’s General Electric Tier 4 ET44AC units, and Burlington Northern’s former Conrail GP38s. All this and more in the Second Quarter 2021 issue of Diesel Era!

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Second Quarter 2021

Vol. 31, No. 2


Norfolk & Western’s 1970s F-unit Survivors

Though it never purchased an F-unit new, N&W gained a fleet of more than 100 F7s with its 1964 acquisition of Wabash.

Burlington Northern GP38Xs

In need of motive power in the mid-1980s, BN bought a collection of former Penn Central GP38s, which the road classified as its GP38X series.

Kansas City Southern’s Tier 4s

Featuring an angled exhaust stack, a group of 25 General Electric Tier 4 GEVOs are among the newest power on the KCS roster.

Amtrak Phase II F40PHs: Part One

The majority of Amtrak’s F40PH diesel locomotives are identified as Phase II body style (not too be confused with the road’s Phase II livery). A multi-part series begins documenting these roster members.


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