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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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LATEST NEWS

Metra releases Illinois-themed commemorative locomotive No. 402

CHICAGO – Metra has released Boise-built MP36PH-3S locomotive No. 402 in a special paint scheme honoring the state of Illinois and the six counties that the agency provides commuter rail service in. Our video shows the locomotive on a shake-down run on train MX03 from Chicago to Joliet following its release from overhaul. The train is departing the New Lenox station, just east of Joliet. "Though our latest honorary locomotive was planned well in advance of the pandemic, it seems onl...

OmniTrax donates locomotive to Reading Railroad Heritage Museum

HAMBURG, Pa. – OmniTRAX Inc. and subsidiary Stockton Terminal & Eastern have donated SW1200 locomotive No. 678 to the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum in Hamburg. It is one of just five such units built for the Reading Co. by EMD in 1963. The museum is affiliated with the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society. OmniTrax, BNSF Railway, and Norfolk Southern are providing a reduced rate for the move. "Railroaders are, by their nature, students of history. It was important...

Steamtown National Historic Site announces 2020 rail excursion schedule

SCRANTON, Pa. — Steamtown National Historic Site welcomes visitors to experience riding the rails in vintage passenger cars pulled by heritage steam and diesel locomotives. Train rides vary from short shuttles that explore the park’s historic railroad yard to all day trips as far as the Delaware Water Gap. The park is working to bring online a new ticketing system that will afford potential riders more convenience in purchasing tickets. Once that system goes live, more details will b...

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Streamliners at Spencer
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Trains News Wire Round-up for the week of November 15

Amtrak's Coca Cola locomotive, Joe Biden's push for a rail revival, and more. 

Trains News Wire Round-up for the week of Sept. 27, 2019

Railway Interchange, Union Pacific's Big Boy, Canadian Pacific's chief engineer, and more!

News Wire Round-up for the week of Sept. 20, 2019

Richard Anderson's rare appearance, Wabtec closing a locomotive shop, intermodal operations, and rail-side real estate. Watch the video for more!

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