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The Story of the Standard Turbine

Union Pacific Standard Turbine marked the beginning of a new era in high horsepower locomotive design. However, the origins of the Standard Turbine isn’t quite what one would expect. In the late 30s, as the transition from steam power to diesel-electric locomotives continued to progress, Union…

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2024: An SD45 Icon by Gabe Passmore

In 1968, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad placed its first order with EMD for new SD45s, with more to follow in 1971. The second order of locomotives varied slightly from the first order, of which SCL #2024 was a member. Now preserved at the Southern Appalachia…

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