Saturday, January 14, 2017

Steam-Electric Locomotive

The Steam-Electric Arrives!

General Electric promotional film from 1938 chronicling the Union Pacific Railroad taking delivery of two unique pieces of motive power, steam turbine-electric locomotives #1 and #2.

Although they were the most advanced locomotives ever built up to then, they were not successful. Only in operation for six months, among the shortest operational careers in recorded railroading.

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  1. Great video, Terry. A forgotten engine between steam and diesel. And thanks for the link, too!

  2. Glad you liked it. I did not know about them and then this video popped up on the YouTube sidebar. Can't beat dumb luck.