Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
Amtrak GE E60MA locomotive No. 604 at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.
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GE Transportation, formerly known as GE Rail, is a division of General Electric. The organization manufactures equipment for the railroad, marine, mining, drilling and energy generation industries. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois while their main manufacturing facility is located in Erie, Pennsylvania. Locomotives are assembled at the Erie plant, while engine manufacturing takes place in Grove City, Pennsylvania. In May 2011, the company announced plans to build a second locomotive factory in Fort Worth, Texas.
GE Transportation is the largest producer of diesel-electric locomotives for both freight and passenger applications in North America, believed to hold up to a 70% market share. It also produces related products, such as railroad signaling equipment, and parts for locomotives and railroad cars, as well as providing repair services for GE and other locomotives.
Current locomotives in major production include the GE Evolution Series. In the spring of 2007, GE Transportation Systems rolled out a prototype hybrid diesel-electric locomotive to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. In September 2010, GE Transportation announced plans to commercialize a hybrid design by 2014-15.
In addition to the railroad industry, GE Transportation also serves the following industries: Marine, Mining, Stationary Power, Drilling, and Drivetrain Technologies (wind gear boxes).
In addition to railroad locomotives and equipment, GE Transportation Systems also produces large electric motors and propulsion systems for the mining, oil drilling, and wind turbine industries. GE also provides medium-sized, medium-speed diesel engines for several smaller vessels, mostly tugboats and other similarly-sized vessels. These marine engines are marine versions of their locomotive engines.
GE Transportation Overview
Industry: Transportation, Energy, Mining
Headquarters: Heller International Building, Chicago, Illinois
Area served: Worldwide
Key pesonel: Jamie Miller (President and CEO)
Products: Evolution Series Locomotives, L250 Marine Engines, 360 AC Drive Systems, 752 DC Drilling Motors, Wind Turbine Drive Systems, V228 Series engines, Durathon UPS
Revenue: US$ 5.88 Billion (2013)
Parent: GE Technology Infrastructure
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