As intermodal traffic grew, SP added high-horsepower four-axle General Electric Locomotives to its predominantly EMD-built fleet. Introducing Dash 8 features that improved reliability and reduced maintenance costs, GE set the stage for the builder to overtake "the guys from La Grange."
Penn Central GE U25Bs - Part 1 NYC
By combining the Number 1, New York Central, and Number 3, Pennsylvania Railroad, buyers of General Electric's U25B model, and then add in New Haven's fleet, PC operated nearly one-third of the 478 U25Bs built. In this issue, we take a look at the former NYC units.
Lehigh Valley Alco Freight Cab Units
This Northeastern carrier dieselized its mainline freight operations with equal numbers of Alco and EMD cab units. The Cornell red FA and FBs plied the rails between the East Coast and Buffalo, helping to transform the one-time coal hauler into a bridge line for manufactured goods heading west.
The David J. Joseph Company
The David J. Joseph Company is a household name in the scrap-metal industry. Lesser known is its involvement in the railcar and locomotive leasing business. This article covers the locomotive leasing business at the turn of the 21st century.