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The GE; General Electric Company, is a North American company formed in 1892.

The company itself produces many different products and vehicles. Such as locomotives. The locomotive portion (GE Transportation Systems) of GE was formed in the late 1890's (sometime in 1898) in Erie, Pennsylvania; which still serves as their main manufacturing facility as of today (with the exception of a newer facility which opened in Fort Worth, Texas in late-2012).
GE Logo

The official GE logo.

One of the first locomotives they produced, was the 60-ton Boxcab built in 1925 (specifically CNJ #1000; although co-produced by ALCO which was one of the very first types of commercially-successful, standard diesel locomotives ever produced (to not be a diesel railcar or trainset). The company mainly built electric locomotives, but now primarily builds diesel locomotives.

They are currently the leading locomotive building company as of the mid-1980's; when they first out-matched their long-term arch-rival, EMD.

LocomotivesEdit

GE has had a long line of successful locomotives, and has often competed with their long-term rival: EMD. GE mainly manufactures domestic locomotives for North America, but also exports foreign models upon request. They currently produce the Evolution Series of diesel-electric locomotives (as of 2005); which is their main domestic locomotive line for North American rail carriers (with the exception of foreign models and counter-parts).

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List of models by year, date, and build:Edit

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Electric Locomotives (1900's to 1920's; various axle arrangements; most were owned by the NYC, PRR and MILW):Edit

T-1 (NYC; New York Central Railroad)

T-2 (NYC)

S-3 (NYC)

ES-1 (MILW; Milwaukee Road)

ES-2 (MILW)

EP-1 (MILW)

GG1 (PRR; Pennsylvania Railroad)

Ton Boxcab Series (Various axle arrangements; 1930's to 1940's):Edit

20-ton

23-ton

35-ton

43-ton

Tonner Series (four-axle diesel locomotives; 1940's to 1950's):Edit

44-Tonner

55-Tonner

80-Tonner

Gas Electric Turbine Series (1940's to 1950's; ordered by Union Pacific):Edit

4500 HP GTEL

8500 HP GTEL

Universal Series (1950's to 1980's; Nicknamed "U-Boats" by railfans; various axles):Edit

U18B

U23B

U25B

U28B

U30B

U33B

U36B

U23C

U25C

U30C

U33C

U36C

U50C

Dash 7 Series (Six-axle and four-axle diesel locomotives 1970's to 1980's):Edit

B23-7 (Several versions, including the BQ23-7)

B30-7 (Few variants)

B36-7

C30-7 (Several versions)

C36-7

Dash 8 Series (1980's to 1990's; once known as the "Super 7 series"):Edit

B32-8

B39-8

B40-8 (Several versions)

C32-8

C39-8

C40-8 (Several versions)

C41-8W

C44-8W (CSX's version of a C44-9W)

Dash 9 Series (Six-axle diesel locomotives, though considered to be an individual type with numerous versions; 1990's to early 2000's):Edit

C40-9C

C40-9W

C44-9W GE C44-9W (Dash 9)

AC Series (1990's to early 2000's; mainly AC versions of Dash 9's; as well as high-powered):Edit

AC4400CW

AC6000CW

  • Numerous foreign types similar to both types listed were also built, such as the Australian version of the AC6000CW.

Evolution Series (Six-axle diesel locomotives; 2005 to present):Edit

ES40DC

ES44DC

ES44AC

ES44C4

Specialized Units (Passenger locomotives; high-powered diesel locomotives; etc.; 1970's to present):Edit

U28CG

U30CG

U34CH

P30CH

B32-8BWH

Genesis Series (Four-axle passenger diesel locomotives; 1990's to present):Edit

P40DC

P42DC

P32AC-DM

Other (Rebuilt or modified units):Edit

Genset Series (series of various rebuilt, energy-efficient hybrid diesel locomotives built for US EPA "Tier" compliant specifications).

Super 7 Series (Dash 8 basis; later rebuild line for Latin American markets).

XR Series (upgrade/improved "U-Boat" models; basis for Dash 7 line).

BB23-7 (Narrow-gauge, combined four-axle diesel locomotive built for railways in Latin America; rebuilt from B23-7 and C30-7 units).

BB40-9W (Narrow-gauge, combined four-axle diesel locomotive built for railways in Latin America; built from a C44-9W carbody).

BB40-8 (Narrow-gauge, combined four-axle diesel locomotive built for railways in Latin America; rebuilt from C40-8).

See Also:Edit

http://www.finnmoller.dk/rail-usa/loco-guide/index.htm (Diesel locomotive examples)

http://www.oil-electric.com/2009/01/do-you-remember-4-s.html (Early electric locomotive examples)

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