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When it comes to diesels, the U.S. manufacturers are establishing a global presence.  EMD, which DoDo noted has been sold by General Motors, has produced the universal European heavy freight locomotive in the JT42???, better known as the "Class 66" for the British numbering system.  General Electric used its expertise in building power for Rio Grande and Southern Pacific to design the diesels for the new Chinese line into Tibet.

Both U.S. companies are working on more powerful and faster freight locomotives for export, at the request of freight train operating companies that don't want to pay for two slots for a 60 mph (100 km/h) freight train on a high speed line.

Stephen Karlson ATTITUDE is a nine letter word. BOATSPEED.

by SHKarlson (shkarlson at frontier dot com) on Tue Dec 12th, 2006 at 10:35:51 PM EST
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