Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

By Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, June 13, 2019 Americans like things big. Big like Texas, big like the rolling Mississippi,…

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How driving a train became one of Canada’s Best Jobs

By Mariyam Khaja, Canadian Business; June 11, 2019 While working in the office of an insurance company back in 2007,…

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Wabtec Delivers 1000th Evolution Locomotive

From Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide; April 25, 2019 Wabtec marked the delivery of the 1000th Evolution Series Tier 4…

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Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives Now in Service on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; April 22, 2019 LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time…

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Fourth Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Railway Association of Canada and the Federal Government for Reducing Locomotive Emissions

A press release from the Railway Association of Canada; April 9, 2019: OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ – The Railway of…

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World’s Largest Steam Locomotive Returns to the Rails as Union Pacific Commemorates Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th Anniversary

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; March 14, 2019: OMAHA, Neb., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Union Pacific announced…

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Chicago Metra buying refurbished locomotives to save money

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; February 20, 2019 Metra leaders agreed Wednesday to spend $71 million on 15 refurbished…

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California: Rail Propulsion Systems supplies BATS to North Carolina DOT, appoints Paul Dyson Marketing & Sales director

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 7, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded…

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Analysis – Batteries possibly included: the train engine innovations taking on diesel

By Ross Davies, Railway Technology; January 31, 2019 Are diesel trains really set to become a thing of the past?…

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Amtrak to Improve National Network with New Locomotives

A press release from Amtrak; December 21, 2018: Siemens Mobility awarded $850 million contract for 75 new Tier 4 locomotives…

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New Union Pacific California Locomotives Designed to Reduce Emissions

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; November 16, 2018: Union Pacific has been aggressively working to achieve lower emissions…

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BNSF, GE partner to innovate locomotives

By Evan Hoopfer, Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal, Memphis Business Journal; October 24, 2018 Two giants of the rail industry…

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, Caltrans Introduce New, Cleaner Locomotives at Los Angeles Union Station

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; October 1, 2018: More reliable, greener Siemens Charger locomotives will power passenger trains…

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Canadian National orders 60 more GE locomotives

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 5, 2018 CN will purchase another 60 GE Transportation locomotives, expanding the Class I’s 200-unit…

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North Carolina man’s effort spurs shift in locomotive power

Iredell man’s effort spurs shift in rail power By Kate Stevens, Statesville Record & Landmark; September 4, 2018 A Mooresville…

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GE gets yet another big order for railroad locomotives at its Fort Worth, Texas plant

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; June 21, 2018 FORT WORTH – General Electric’s railroad locomotive plant in Fort Worth…

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Amtrak to Improve National Network Locomotive Fleet

A press release from Amtrak; June 1, 2018: New or rebuilt locomotives will provide more reliable service, a smoother ride…

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Wabtec and GE Transportation to Merge, Creating Global Leader for Rail Equipment, Services and Software

A press release from GE Transportation; May 21, 2018: Strategic Combination Will Drive Shareholder Value Creation by Accelerating Innovation in…

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GE Transportation acquired by Wabtec?

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 23, 2018 Reports by Bloomberg of a potential sale of GE…

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Putting the ‘Big Boy’ Back Together

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; March 22, 2018: Since disassembling UP No. 4014, the ‘Big Boy,’ the Union…

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Fort Worth, Texas to benefit from GE scoring 225 orders for work on locomotives

By Evan Hoopfer, Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal; March 20, 2018 A large chunk of work is coming to the…

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Ontario moves ahead with pursuit of trains powered by hydrogen fuel cells for GO Transit

By Ben Spurr, Transportation Reporter; Toronto Star; February 22, 2018 The provincial government is pushing ahead with plans to explore…

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EPA certifies emission-reduction system for North Carolina DOT locomotive

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 21, 2018 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified an emissions-reduction system for one…

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Chicago Metra moves to buy newer engines

A press release from Metra; February 21, 2018: The Metra Board of Directors today approved the purchase up to 21…

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Powerful LED-based train headlight optimized for energy savings

A press release from The Optical Society; February 13, 2018 WASHINGTON — Researchers have designed a new LED-based train headlight…

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