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UP Heritage Steam During World War II Union Pacific operated some of the most modern and powerful steam locomotives ever built. Among them were the famous "Big Boys," the largest steam locomotives in the world, which were unique to Union Pacific. Working with them were the slightly smaller "Challenger" freight engines and the "800-class" high-speed passenger locomotives, as well as hundreds of older class steam engines. Although Union Pacific was among the first of the U.S. railroads to introduce diesel-powered streamlined passenger trains in the 1930s, the capabilities of these powerful steam locomotives made them the mainstay of UP freight operations throughout the war. The efficiency of diesels eventually overwhelmed steam. Opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court What's New The Chief Justice’s 2013 Year-End Report. A new exhibition, Capturing Justice: Judicial Portraits by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, has been installed on the ground floor. The Court has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court to take effect July 1, 2013. Members of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the U. S. should inform the Court immediately of any address, name or other status changes by forwarding a letter that includes counsel’s name and date-of-birth to:
Journal of the U.S. Supreme Court What's New The Chief Justice’s 2013 Year-End Report. A new exhibition, Capturing Justice: Judicial Portraits by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, has been installed on the ground floor. The Court has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court to take effect July 1, 2013.
Southern Pacific Transportation Company The Southern Pacific Transportation Company (reporting mark SP), earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's initials) Espee, was an American Class I railroad. It was absorbed in 1988 by the company that controlled the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and eight years later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad was founded as a land holding company in 1865, later acquiring the Central Pacific Railroad by lease. By 1900 the Southern Pacific Company was a major railroad system incorporating many smaller companies, such as the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad. It extended from New Orleans through Texas to El Paso, across New Mexico and through Tucson, to Los Angeles, through most of California, including San Francisco and Sacramento.
Int'l Railway Journal - Locomotive Channel PESA, Poland, has awarded a contract to MTU for 10 series 4000 R84 engines to power Gama 111Db locomotives being built for Polish long-distance passenger operator PKP Intercity. The engines feature exhaust gas recycling, common... WESTPORT Innovations, Canada, has delivered the first of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ordered by Canadian National (CN) to Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), United States, which is developing a pilot low-pressure LNG:diesel dual-fuel locomotive for... KYRGYZ Railways (KTZ) signed a contract with JSC Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty (LKZ), Kazakhstan, on March 31 for a second batch of TE33A Evolution Series locomotives. LKZ has already suppled an initial batch of five of the... AT the request of manufacturer Bombardier, Netherlands Railways (NS) withdrew its entire fleet of Traxx F140 MS (class 186) multi-system locomotives from service on April 8 due to excessive pantograph wear.
FBI Nat. Press room At a hearing before a House Appropriations Subcommittee this morning, FBI Director James B. Comey laid out the Bureau’s budget request for fiscal year 2015 and summarized the various efforts this funding supports. Also this morning, FBI Criminal Investigative Division Acting Assistant Director Michael T. Harpster briefed a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Bureau’s efforts to combat child sex trafficking. ATSF 2-10-4 5021 The 5011-class 2-10-4's were the last steam locomotives purchased new by the Santa Fe. They were war babies, built in 1944 at a time when freight dieselization on the Santa Fe was well underway. Due to wartime materials shortages, the War Production Board imposed strict controls on new locomotive purchases, particularly diesels. Santa Fe was awarded the lion's share of road freight diesel production in the form of EMD's FT, but it still wasn't enough to meet the railroad's needs. The 2900-class 4-8-4's and 5011-class 2-10-4's were constructed to try to make up the deficit. Had it not been for the war, these final examples of Santa Fe big steam would almost certainly never have been built.