Federal Railroad Administration, created in 1966, has several responsibilities none more
important than safety of the traveling public, railroad employees and shippers. To that end,
the government agency is constantly evaluating systems, inspecting equipment and testing
new technology to advance rail safety. The Transportation Test Center in Pueblo, Colorado
is the agency's primary field testing site. Follow this link to read more about the
TTC Locomotive Test Fleet.
Back in 2018, Michael Richmond and I assembled photos for a mini-profile on Union Pacific's
Double Diesels, much like other "Remember When?" profiles that had previously appeared here.
Long before we could pull the trigger, the hobby press produced a couple of fine in-depth
articles articulating the strengths and short-comings of the dual-engine locomotives. Thus,
we elected to shelve our project for a period. Well four years have passed, and we hope you'll
still find the photos interesting. -- Union Pacific Doubles Down
Several years ago, General Electric's 45-Ton centercab was the central focus of a locomotive
profile; a photo of U.S. Army #8505 accompanied the short article. Ironically a note arrived
last week from Belgium describing briefly one of USA 8505's
Please remember to stay safe when trackside!