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The cow-calf was a specific switcher locomotive design released only by Electro-Motive during the 1940s and 1950s for transfer and yard service.
GE's ET44AC was its final production model before the company's transportation division was sold to Wabtec. It remains in production today.
Early EMC switchers of the late 1930s established a locomotive that became wildly successful in years later under General Motors management.
The Georgian helped inaugurate L&N's entrance into the streamliner era in 1946 running between Chicago and Atlanta.
The Dakota 400 was a late addition to the C&NW's fleet of 400s, inaugurated in 1950. Serving South Dakota, it was discontinued in 1963 as rail patronage declined.
The Birmingham Special was often regarded as one of the Southern's top-tier trains connecting Washington with Birmingham, Alabama. It survied as a named train until 1970.
The Sunset Limited was SP's legendary train serving New Orleans and Los Angeles. It survives today as a prominent train under Amtrak.
The Everglades was another secondary Atlantic Coast Line service running the East Coast between Washington and Jacksonville. It survived until Amtrak.
The Transcontinental Railroad's completion marked the first time in history the United States offered an efficient mode of transportation from coast-to-coast.
The Erie Lackawanna Railway was formed through the Erie and Lackawanna railroads in 1960.
The Ohio State Limited was New York Central's top train between New York and Cincinnati established in the 1920s. It was discontinued in 1967.
New York Central's Mercury was NYC's entry into the streamliner market. Debuting in June, 1936 it used rebuilt heavyweight cars and a 4-6-2 locomotive.
The Afternoon Hiawatha was Milwaukee Road's original Hiawatha, renamed in the late 1930s when an additional train was launched.
The Evolution Series was General Electric's latest diesel line which met EPA Tier 2 emission requirements. It is now produced by Wabtec Freight.
GE's "ES44AC" was the company's successor to its successful AC4400CW line. It met EPA Tier II standards and sold more than 3,000 examples.
The RS-2 continued the success from the RS1 and led to the bestselling road-switcher of all, the RS3.
The AC6000CW was the pinnacle of high-horsepower locomotives in the mid-1990s.
GE's "ES40DC" was a 4,000 horsepower variant of its successful ES44AC line and built exclusively for Norfolk Southern.
The ES44C4 was an A1A-A1A road-switcher built exclusively for BNSF Railway as part of GE's Evolution Series. More than 1,000 were built between 2009-2015.
The M-10000 was officially the first streamliner ever when it was introduced in February, 1934 developed by Pullman and powered by the Winton Engine Company.
Only two New Mexico train rides are open to the public although one is the incredibly successful and picturesque Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.
The ES44DC was the DC traction version of GE's successful AC traction line (ES44AC). It was the final such model offered, selling 1,149 examples.
A complete history of the Baltimore & Ohio's diesel locomotive roster. The B&O rostered examples from every major builder.
Featured here are detailed histories of more than 100 classic railroads, or "fallen flags," from the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad to the small Monon.
Norfolk Southern's Heritage Program was launched in 2012 promoting 20 authentic paint schemes on its locomotives of by-gone railroads.
Chesapeake & Ohio #1309 is a 2-6-6-2 compound Mallet built by Baldwin in 1949 for coal service. It is slated for restoration and operation.
The Arrow was a secondary Milwaukee Road train serving Chicago and Omaha/Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Launched in the 192s it survived until 1967.
The RSD-1, the original six-axle road-switcher that came about due to a need by the U.S. Army.
The North Woods Hiawatha was a secondary Milwaukee Road train serving northern Wisconsin. Launched in 1937 it lost its name in 1956.
The Olympian Hiawatha was Milwaukee Road's home-built streamliner that connected Chicago and Seattle debuting in 1947. It was canceled in 1961