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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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UPDATE: Metra board approves locomotive purchase; SD70MACH models to come out of EMD

CHICAGO — Metra on Wednesday approved a $71 million contract to purchase 15 remanufactured locomotives from Progress Rail Locomotives with options to buy up to 27 additional locomotives if more funding becomes available. According to a Metra announcement, Progress Rail will take existing EMD SD70MAC freight locomotives and upgrade and configure them for passenger use. All components will either be refurbished, upgraded or new. The newly remanufactured locomotives will be designated as SD7...
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NS plans to cull 500 locomotives

Eastern railroad plans to make locomotive more efficient with motive power, operational changes

Duluth museum to return Northern Pacific SD45 to operation

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Railroad Museum has begun a fundraising campaign to return Northern Pacific SD45 No. 3617 to operation. The locomotive was donated to the museum by Canadian National in 2007 after service on Wisconsin Central and CN. Wisconsin Central had upgraded the unit in 1995 with an EM2000 microprocessor electric control system, but when the engine was donated many of the components were missing. Volunteer Greg LeJeune is spearheading the effort to restore the locom...


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


New Locomotive Construction
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