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Locomotive 2019

Locomotive 2019 is back with the latest trends, statistics, and inside stories from the exciting world of locomotives. 

This year’s edition pays tribute to the longtime locomotive builder ALCO, 50 years after the company ceased production. 

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Wabtec plant manager urges unionized workers to accept two-tier wage contracts

ERIE, Pa. — Wabtec Freight's plant manager in Lawrence Park, Pa., says unionized workers hold the key to stabilizing work by agreeing to tiered wage structure. The locomotive plant manager, Wabtec's Rich Krolczyk, sent out a letter to all the unionized workers on April 16, and seen by Trains. This letter indicted that wages are still a key issue but urges the workers to consider future ramifications of trying to keep the wages and wage structure in place as they are. “If we are g...

New locomotives being tested for Moldova near Erie

ERIE, Pa. — First TE33A for Moldova: Wabtec began testing the first of 12 TE33A locomotives for Moldova at it's former GE Transportation shops near Erie. The locomotives will be operated by Calea Ferată in Moldova — a state railroad that up until now has relied on rebuilt Soviet-era motive power to operate its diverse network of standard and narrow gauge lines. All are expected to be delivered by 2020. Moldova is a nearly land-locked country sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania in...

VIDEO: Southern Pacific No. 18 blows a cylinder while on D&SNG excursion

Southern Pacific 4-6-0 No. 18, which is being leased to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad from the Carson & Colorado Railway, blew its right cylinder and shattered the piston during a run from Durango, Colo., to Cascade Canyon, Colo., on April 9, 2019. The “Slim Princess,” as it’s affectionately called, is a Baldwin steam locomotive built in 1911 for the Nevada California Oregon Railway. The train was carrying approximately 100 passengers during an excursion...

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VIDEO: Southern Pacific No. 18 blows a cylinder while on D&SNG excursion

Southern Pacific 4-6-0 No. 18, which is being leased to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad from the Carson & Colorado Railway, blew its right cylinder and shattered the piston during a run from Durango, Colo., to Cascade Canyon, Colo., on April 9, 2019. The “Slim Princess,” as it’s affectionately called, is a Baldwin steam locomotive built in 1911 for the Nevada California Oregon Railway. The train was carrying approximately 100 passengers during an excursion...

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....

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