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The Missouri Pacific was a large Midwestern that carried a long history of financial difficulty until later years.
The C44-9W essentially left EMD behind in the diesel locomotive market. Once again General Electric had a winner as the model sold thousands.
The New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad, better known as the "Nickel Plate Road," was a profitable Midwestern acquired by Norfolk & Western in 1964.
The AC4400CW ushered in the era of high horsepower, alternating current diesel locomotives. It was highly successful with more than 2,500 built.
The C40-8, C40-8W and variants were released around 1990 and continued the company's success from the Dash 7 line with nearly 2,000 units sold.
The Monon Railroad (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway) was an Indiana institution whose moniker, "The Hoosier Line," suited it well.
The C40-9 and C40-9W continued the builder's dominance during the 1990s, which only continued with the C44-9W.
The Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern began as an interurban and transitioned into a successful belt line.
The B32-8, released during the 1980's, was an early Dash 8 model that sold very poorly. However, later models further cemented GE as the industry leader.
The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway, known as the "Peoria Gateway," served the Twin Cities and upper Midwest. It was purchased by the C&NW in 1960.
The Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad dates back to 1892 and has always served northern Michigan and primarily focused on the movement of ore.
The C39-8 was an early Dash 8 line that had trouble finding sales although its immediate successor was far more successful.
The information presented here details Ohio's historic railroad stations which still survive along with pertinent research information.
The Kansas City Southern is the smallest Class I in terms of size and net earnings, carrying a history dating back to 1890.
The Indiana Harbor Belt is a historic terminal line with a heritage dating back to 1896. Today, IHB continues to operate after more than a century of service.
The Illinois Central whose slogan was the "Main Line of Mid-America" ran from Chicago to New Orleans on an odd north-south main line.
The B40-8/W came in standard and wide-cab versions. Offering 4,000 horsepower and cataloged in the late 1980s the model saw few sales.
The B39-8 was of the final and very powerful four-axle road-switchers the company produced during the mid-1980s.
The Grand Trunk Western was a corporation created by parent Canadian National in 1928 to operate its U.S. properties. The GTW remains a CN subsidiary today.
The Green Bay & Western was a classic regional that served its home state of Wisconsin. It operated from 1866-1992.
The Gateway Western Railway is a former Class II, regional line which connected Kansas City and St. Louis. It was purchased by the KCS in 1997.
The Super-7 series was a rebuild of predecessor General Electric models like the Universal line during the early 1990s.
The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern was the largest terminal carrier to serve Chicago, connecting with all major railroads. Today, its part of Canadian National.
The Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway was a northern Minnesota railroad that today is a part of the Canadian National system.
The C36-7 followed the C30-7 in the late 1970s. While not as popular as EMD's SD40-2 or even its earlier counterpart it still saw some success.
The B30-7 was a second-generation version of the U30B that featured improved technologies like early microprocessors.
The Detroit & Mackinac Railway, better known as "The Turtle Line," served northern Michigan for over a century.
The Belt Railway Of Chicago has been in service for nearly 140 years and remains an important switching road in the Windy City.
The venerable Chicago Great Western Railway operated across the upper Midwest serving Chicago, the Twin Cities, and Kansas City.
The South Shore Line, officially known as the Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad, was another famed Windy City interurban, and the most successful.