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

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Illinois Railway Museum restores Santa Fe No. 92

UNION, Ill. — One of Santa Fe's last locomotives to haul the Super Chief is now running again at the Illinois Railway Museum. In a Tuesday news release, museum officials say they've restored and successfully tested Santa Fe FP45 No. 92. Officials say National Railway Equipment Co. mechanically restored the locomotive at its Silvis, Ill., shops throughout winter 2018 following a 2017 fund drive. Museum officials say now they are raising money to restore the locomotive's exterior with she...

Amtrak asks for proposals to rebuild or replace as many as 75 locomotives

WASHINGTON — Amtrak officials say they're looking to replace or upgrade as many as 75 locomotives and have deals in place this year. Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson says the passenger railroad issued a request for proposals June 1 with an eye to having the latest safety features and the lowest emissions possible. "Our diesel locomotive fleet is nearing the end of life expectancy and we must act now to modernize Amtrak for the future,” Anderson says in a news release. “We expect...
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Indiana’s Madison Railroad dedicates ‘Memorial Fleet’

MADISON, Ind. – Southern Indiana’s Madison Railroad dedicated its “Memorial Fleet,” three specially decorated locomotives that honor the U.S. Armed Forces and NASA. During a ceremony on Memorial Day in Madison, the three locomotives sat at the stub end of a track once used to bring coal loads into the power plant at the Madison State Hospital. Two former Baldwin Locomotive Works-built units dating to 1943 stole the show. No. 4, built for the Atlantic Coast Line as its N...


Streamliners at Spencer
Streamliners line up around the turntable.


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The full Matt Rose interview from the annual short line conference

Matt Rose, BNSF Railway's executive chairman, answers questions from Linda Bauer Darr, president of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association at the association's annual conference held in Nashville, Tenn., in April 2018. Topics include Rose's opinions on positive train control, battery-powered locomotives, and more. See Jim Wrinn's synopsis of Rose's comments online....


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