Tag - railroad

A dome car is a type of railway passenger car that has a glass dome on the top of the car where passengers can ride and see in all directions around the train. It also can include features of a coach, lounge car, dining car or observation. Dome cars were p...

GE Genesis is a series of passenger locomotives produced by GE Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of General Electric. Between the period of 1992 and 2001, 332 of these locomotives were built for Amtrak, VIA Rail, and Metro-North. The Genesis series of l...

A railway sleeper or railroad tie is a rectangular object used as a base for railroad tracks. Ties are members generally laid transverse to the rails, on which the rails are supported and fixed, to transfer the loads from rails to the ballast and subgrade,...

High-speed rail is a type of passenger rail transport that operates significantly faster than the normal speed of rail traffic. Specific definitions include 200 km/h (125 mph) and faster depending on whether the track is upgraded or new by the European...

The Evolution Series are GE Transportation Systems' new diesel locomotive models that meet the U.S. EPA's Tier 2 locomotive emissions standards that took effect in 2005. The Evolution Series locomotives can be delivered with either AC or DC traction motors...

Big Boy was the name given to the Union Pacific Railroad's twenty-five 4000 class 4-8-8-4 articulated steam locomotives built between 1941 and 1944 by Alco. The Big Boys were the only locomotives to have the 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, combining two sets of...

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