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Locomotive 2017

The Locomotive 2017 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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LATEST NEWS

VIA Rail wraps F40PH in Canada’s 150th birthday scheme

MONTREAL — VIA Rail Canada continues to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada by wrapping its locomotives in a commemorative scheme. Earlier this year, the passenger railroad started wrapping GE P42DC locomotives and other passenger cars, but in recent weeks, a pair of EMD F40PH locomotives were spotted in the vibrant, yellow, red, and grey scheme. VIA has wrapped upwards of a dozen P42DC locomotives, but only a couple F40’s have gotten the same treatment so far. A total of 22 lo...

Brits celebrate new high speed train with historic side-by-side run

YORK, England — Railroad enthusiasts in England got a rare opportunity to see and photograph four generations of motive power over the weekend run side-by-side to mark the arrival of the country’s newest high speed train. On Sunday, Virgin Trains, Network Rail, Welcome to Yorkshire, the National Railway Museum, and Hitachi had four different locomotives, including the world-famous Flying Scotsman, run along each other on the East Coast Main Line near Tollerton, North Yorkshire. Alo...

UP is accepting production SD70ACe-T4s again

CHICAGO — Union Pacific began accepting their SD70ACe-T4 s from Progress Rail for a second time this month. Delivery of the order to Union Pacific began initially in January when UP Nos. 3012 and 3014 were accepted and placed in service at Ft. Worth, Texas. Soon after, issues with the two forced Union Pacific to sideline them and reject a large group of new SD70ACe-T4s enroute to Union Pacific for setup and service. The rejected locomotives were routed to either Progress Rail’s Mun...

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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