The Union Pacific's Gas Turbine Locomotive Fleet, GTELs

A Cool Locomotive

Union Pacific GE 8500 - Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1965. In 1955, Union Pacific ordered a new turbine-electric, the world's most powerful locomotive. Each would be two units plus a fuel tender, rated at 8,500 horsepower (6,300 kW). The A unit contained the control cab and an auxiliary diesel engine generator. The B unit carried the turbine and main generators to provide electricity to the traction motors on both the A and B units. The turbine was a new design GE Frame 5 simple cycle gas turbine with…

Union Pacific GE 8500 - Cheyenne, Wyoming, In Union Pacific ordered a new turbine-electric, the world's most powerful locomotive. Each would be two units plus a fuel tender, rated at horsepower kW). The A unit contained the contro

Union Pacific GE U50C Diesel Locomotive.

Union Pacific Railway, GE Transportation Systems, GE Diesel/Electric Locomotive ( (Sn Built was Powered by 2 x hp Turbocharged Diesel Engines which Supplied Power to 2 x Trucks with 6 Traction Motors per Truck – was Retired February

RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 52 Union Pacific Gas Turbine Electric at Cheyenne, Wyoming by Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Net Photo: UP 52 Union Pacific Gas Turbine Electric at Cheyenne, Wyoming by Collection of Chris Zygmunt

RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 22 Union Pacific Gas Turbine Electric at Unknown, Nebraska by Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Net Photo: UP 22 Union Pacific Gas Turbine Electric at Unknown, Nebraska by Collection of Chris Zygmunt

UP GE U50C

GE U50C

GE, General Electric is a large twin-engine (consisting of two engines) six-axle diesel locomotive built from 1969 to 1971

U.P E-9's trains & bridges  U.P passenger train operation lifesaver cross the Fox river in Elgin ILL on the old CNW line

P trains & bridges U.P passenger train operation lifesaver cross the Fox river in Elgin ILL on the old CNW line

The ALCO Century 855 was ALCO's most powerful diesel-electric locomotive and, at the time, the most powerful diesel locomotive ever built. Powered by a pair of 16 cylinder ALCO 251C diesel engines, and rated at 5,500 hp , it was ALCO's answer to the EMD DD35 and the GE U50. The C855 rode on four two-axle trucks, grouped in pairs linked by span bolsters, giving a wheel arrangement of B+B-B+B. The trucks and bolsters were similar to those under UP's earlier turbine locomotives. Only two A…

The ALCO Century 855 was ALCO's most powerful diesel-electric locomotive and, at the time, the most powerful diesel locomotive ever built.

RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 6746 Union Pacific GE AC4400CW at Kansas City, Kansas by Zach Pumphery

UP # 6746 as DPU for an ethanol train while a loaded coal train, a crude oil and a manifest wait in the yard at Kansas City, MO

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