Here's a nifty little commercial that GE put together. You'd never think that they were selling locomotives. Suddenly, I have a craving for freshly juiced diesels.
Hello, Caterpillar? Nice paint job, but that's not enough. GE's PR puts EMD's image on ice.
Anyone else notice the nod the ad gives to railfans?
If you're a fan of the 80s show Knight Rider, you're in for a big treat as well. The 80's dreamed of a talking car. 30 years later, GE touts a talking train.
Again, EMD, where are you? Where's your ACe in the whole?◊
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Denver & Rio Grande Western's famed mikado, Mudhen 463, is under steam and testing! That is not a misprint. According to Nathan Holmes, webmaster at DRGW.net,
...not only does it steam, but it actually runs. They did a shakedown run with her today (4/9) from Antonito out to Lava and back.He linked to the Friends of the C&TS discussion board post by Rich Murray with two pictures by Craig McMullen.
Tim Tennant posted details today on the delayed, canceled, on-again, off-again-now-on-again charter that finally seems to be coming true. The release also has a picture of the engineunder steam at Lava. The engine is sans number, but I can tell it's the real deal with a lot of shiny new parts. Make plans to visit the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad this summer to catch the oldest and smallest of the surviving steam engines of the Rio Grande!
Thanks to valued reader Rich Guggenheim for the tip.◊