Locomotives

Getting the next generation on track

What happens when you retire? I’m sure there are few things on everyone’s minds: that extra free time to look forward to, those hobbies you will now have time for, and all the places to visit. For a company, however, losing long-standing employees to retirement can be a difficult moment. Not only do they lose a valued colleague; a firm loses valuable institutional knowledge, experience and wisdom. The gap that is left behind is tangible and can really hurt business stability and growth.

UP 4141 honors President George H.W. Bush

Union Pacific on Dec. 6 will participate in the funeral procession for President George H.W. Bush with a special funeral train powered by SD70ACe 4141, whose paint scheme honors the 41st U.S. President. The train will leave UP’s Westfield Auto Facility at 1:00 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive at College Station, Tex. at Bush’s final resting place at his Presidential Library, across from Kyle Field at 3:25 p.m.

Moldova taps GE for new power

Moldovan Railways (CFM) has ordered 12 GE Transportation Evolution Series TE33AC locomotives, along with parts, training and services. This is the first locomotive order in Moldova for GE Transportation, as the country seeks to upgrade its existing fleet to haul freight trains that primarily carry grain and ore, as well as passenger trains.

Veteran power salutes veterans: KCS

In observation of Veterans Day (Nov. 12) in the United States, Kansas City Southern (KCS) unveiled 4006, a 13-year-old EMD SD70ACE based at the railroad’s Shreveport, La., Locomotive Shop, newly painted in a U.S. flag- and military-inspired scheme. KCS hosted a photo shoot with the locomotive and its Shreveport-based military active-duty and veteran employees.

Calling all Fast Trackers nominations!

Railway Age presents its fourth annual Fast Trackers awards, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.