Locomotive profile: Gas-electric turbine locomotives

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Gaselectricturbine
A Union Pacific gas-electric turbine locomotive at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois.
Jim Wrinn
Gas-electric turbines

•YEARS BUILT: 1938-1962

•MANUFACTURERS: Partnerships between General Electric & Alco; GE, Baldwin & Lima; Westinghouse & Baldwin

•OPERATED ON: Chesapeake & Ohio, Norfolk & Western, Pennsylvania, Union Pacific

•NAMES: Jawn Henry on N&W; Blue Goose for Westinghouse, Big Blow & Verandas on UP

•QUANTITY: 66

•HORSEPOWER: 2,500-8,500

•KNOWN FOR: Heavy fuel consumption

•STATUS: All retired except for UP No. 18 at Illinois Railway Museum and Nos. 26 and 26B at Utah State Railroad Museum
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