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Locomotive 2018

The Locomotive 2018 annual issue takes a comprehensive look at the most powerful locomotives in North America with compelling stories and spectacular photography.

The Motive Power Review includes the latest news, trends, and developments in locomotive technology, as well as an exclusive listing of every new locomotive built and major rebuilds!

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GE delivers first of newly ordered locomotives to Ukraine

MELITOPOL, Ukraine — GE Transportation and Ukrainian Railways today celebrated a major accomplishment as the first Evolution Series locomotive entered service in Ukraine, part of an ongoing cooperative effort to comprehensively upgrade the country’s diesel-electric rail fleet. The project goal is to modernize Ukraine’s transportation infrastructure and help accelerate long-term economic growth. The handover is an important milestone in fulfilling an order for 30 locomotives pl...

GE's locomotive command center celebrates 20 years in operation

ERIE, Pa. — GE Transportation marked the 20-year anniversary of its best kept secret, the Global Performance Optimization Center. Since opening two decades ago, this “mission control” capability transformed how the rail industry worldwide maintains and manages its locomotive fleet and maintenance resources. “Locomotive monitoring has come a long way since we started the first Global Performance Optimization Center in the late 1990s,” said Glenn Shaffer, Technolog...

Steam group to celebrate 75th birthday for Chesapeake & Ohio locomotive

NEW HAVEN, Ky. — The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp. will host a 75th birthday party for former Chesapeake & Ohio 2-8-4 Kanawha No. 2716, which is under restoration by the steam group. The event will be held at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, where the engine is located, this Saturday, Dec. 15. The event is free and is open to the public. It will feature a birthday cake for the engine and prizes. The group will also be doing a live stream going over the progress made in 2018 a...


Streamliners at Spencer
Streamliners line up around the turntable.


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

CSX financials, UP locomotive shop closure, Amtrak's yard sale

Trains News Wire Round-up for the week of Oct. 5

Trains editors talk about Matt Rose, 1309, and BNSF's intermodal partnership with CSX Transportation


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