However, most of these companies were out of business by World War II, and in 2009, neither Electro Motive Diesel or GE Transportation, the two largest North American manufacturers of new railroad locomotives
, manufacture locomotives that are appropriate for industrial operations.
Before the mid-1930s, diesel locomotive technology was too primitive for widespread application in railroad locomotives
. After the late 1930s, EMD had attained an unstoppable first-mover advantage.
Income from technology infrastructure division declined 11 percent as sales fell 6 percent due to weak demand for railroad locomotives
. Equipment orders rose 17 percent, including solid growth in the two lagging segments.
Each chapter focuses one city from around the world that represents a specific global economic trend, such as Erie, Pennsylvania, where a factory uses new methods to build high-efficiency, low-polluting railroad locomotives
; Yakutsk, Russia, the coldest major city in the world, which is benefiting from climate change; Shenzhen, China, which has become the fourth largest port in the world; and Leipzig, Germany, which houses the world's largest solar power facility.
The SEC identified that the company was globally wrong in accounting for commercial paper hedging activities and improperly reported derivatives regarding the sales of railroad locomotives
. The company did not admit or deny any wrongdoing in the settlement.
Union Pacific (UP) recently announced it has begun testing technologies designed to reduce diesel engine emissions in older railroad locomotives
As luck would have it, we had one of the coldest winters on record that year and railroad locomotives
don't use antifreeze in their cooling systems.
By the turn of the 19th century, the label Made in Manchester, NH, USA, appeared around the globe on objects ranging from textiles and shoes to cigars, rifles, sewing machines, and railroad locomotives