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Locomotive 2016

Locomotive 2016 is back with more stories on North America’s newest and most powerful locomotives. Our annual Motive Power Review gives you information you can’t find anywhere else: an exclusive listing of every new locomotive built in North America. In addition to the Motive Power Review, you’ll find feature stories including:
  • Metra Muscle
  • Canyon Country
  • A Century of South Shore Freight
  • And many more!

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LATEST NEWS

Trains News Wire Round-Up for March 24, 2017

TTC conference recap, a news Chessie-painted locomotive, Atlanta yard closure

D&I continues motive power upgrades

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Short line D&I Railroad, which operates in South Dakota and Iowa, is continuing a process begun in the early 2000s to update its motive power fleet with six-axle, higher-horsepower locomotives. SD40-2s are the backbone of the railroad’s fleet, and two more are joining five already in service. The first, No. 3027 (ex-Burlington Northern/HLCX 8140) is currently en route to the railroad via Union Pacific. The other, SD40-2, No. 3028 (ex-BN/HLCX 8174) is nearly c...

Motive Power Resources completes first locomotive rebuild

MINOOKA, Ill. — Motive Power Resources, Inc., has completed its first locomotive overhaul at its shop complex in Minooka. The rebuilt EMD SD38 locomotive features new on-board preventative maintenance technologies, rebuilt mechanics and other upgrades. It is the first comprehensive overhaul by the Illinois-based company. The supplier’s new locomotive shop complex includes approximately 30,000 square feet of heavy locomotive overhaul and repair space, a large warehouse for accommodat...

PHOTO GALLERY

Streamliners at Spencer
Streamliners line up around the turntable.

VIDEO

Trains News Wire Round-Up for March 24, 2017

TTC conference recap, a news Chessie-painted locomotive, Atlanta yard closure

Trains News Wire video for Sept. 16

Passenger train collisions in Spain and Pakistan, US rail safety grants, Washington Metro, Tier 4 locomotives

Locomotive 2016: Issue Preview Video

Locomotive 2016 is back with more stories on North America’s newest and most powerful locomotives. Our annual Motive Power Review gives you information you can’t find anywhere else: an exclusive listing of every new locomotive built in North America. In addition to the Motive Power Review, you’ll find feature stories including: Metra Muscle: see the motive power that moves 300,000 Chicagoland commuters each weekday. Canyon Country: Drew Halverson explores the spectacul...

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