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Locomotive 2019

Locomotive 2019 is back with the latest trends, statistics, and inside stories from the exciting world of locomotives. 

This year’s edition pays tribute to the longtime locomotive builder ALCO, 50 years after the company ceased production. 

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Diesel Days to feature Alco and GE locomotives in western Pennsylvania

TITUSVILLE, Pa. — Western Pennsylvania diesel heads are celebrating diesel engines and the region's crude oil heritage with a Diesel Days festival June 22 and 23. The event, spear-headed by the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad will offer two days of diesel locomotive-hauled passenger trains, exhibition diesel trucks, and antique diesel engine displays Locomotives featured for the event are expected to include Oil Creek & Titusville's Alco S2 Nos. 75 and 85; Montreal Locomotive...
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Bridge strike, locomotive fire disrupt Metra BNSF commute

CHICAGO — Two unrelated incidents made for a bumpy evening commute Thursday for riders on Metra’s BNSF line. First, trains were stopped briefly after a truck struck a bridge near Western Avenue about 3:30 p.m. Trains were moving again by 4 p.m. with residual delays of 20 to 25 minute, WMAQ-TV reported. Later, a locomotive caught fire at Union Station on BNSF train No. 1285, a 6:31 p.m. departure for Aurora, WBBM-TV reported. About 100 people were evacuated from the train; the Chicag...

Amtrak releases pictures of the new Acelas under construction in New York

NEW YORK – Amtrak’s new, state-of-the-art, high-speed Acela trainsets, which will redefine the customer experience on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor when they enter service on the Northeast Corridor in 2021, are making significant progress in their construction at Alstom’s facility in Hornell, N.Y. The first trainset prototype will be ready for testing later this year and will enter revenue service in 2021, with all trainsets in service in 2022. The new trains will provide...


Streamliners at Spencer
Streamliners line up around the turntable.


VIDEO: Southern Pacific No. 18 blows a cylinder while on D&SNG excursion

Southern Pacific 4-6-0 No. 18, which is being leased to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad from the Carson & Colorado Railway, blew its right cylinder and shattered the piston during a run from Durango, Colo., to Cascade Canyon, Colo., on April 9, 2019. The “Slim Princess,” as it’s affectionately called, is a Baldwin steam locomotive built in 1911 for the Nevada California Oregon Railway. The train was carrying approximately 100 passengers during an excursion...

President George H.W. Bush funeral train video

Watch the Union Pacific funeral train for George H.W. Bush as it crosses Texas. You'll see SD70ACe No. 4141, painted and lettered for our 41st president, do the honors while thousands of people line the tracks to pay their respects....

Trains News Wire video for Oct. 19

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