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The General

Built in 1855, The General provided freight and passenger service between Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, before the Civil War on the Western & Atlantic Railroad. During the American Civil War, volunteers from the Union Army took the train northwards toward Chattanooga, doing as much damage as possible to the vital Western & Atlantic Railroad.

Mason Bogie

The Mason Bogie is a type of articulated steam locomotive suited for sharp curves and uneven track, once commonly used on narrow gauge lines in the United States. The advantage of Mason's design is the swivelling driven truck for a greater ability to negotiate curves, and the large open space between the trucks to fit a large firebox unrestricted by the wheels.

SJ F Steam

The SJ Class F was a Swedish steam locomotive built by Nyquist & Holm (NOHAB) between 1914 and 1916. It is one of the largest steam locomotives ever used in Sweden. The superheated compound engine could produce 1,140 kilowatts (1,529 hp). During the 1930s the locomotives became obsolete due to electrification of the main lines, and were sold to DSB of Denmark, where they served as DSB Class E into the 1960s.

DB Class V 200

The Class V 200 was one of the first diesel-hydraulic express locomotives of the German Deutsche Bundesbahn. Five prototypes of the V 200 had been built by Krauss-Maffei in 1953/1954 and were put through many trials and tests, the aim being to ensure the production locomotives would be as reliable as the technology and maintenance standards of the 1950s allowed. Full production began in 1956, with 61 engines being built.

DB Class 218

The DB Class 218 is a class of 4 axle, diesel hydraulic locomotives acquired by the Deutsche Bundesbahn for use on main and secondary lines for both passenger and freight trains. This class was the most numerous of the V160 family, providing the backbone of the Deutsche Bundesbahn's main-line diesel locomotive traction from the 1970s up to the reunification of Germany. Despite being displaced from many workings by DMUs by electrification, and inherited DR Class 130s, as of 2009 a significant number of the class still remain active throughout Germany.

PL42AC Double

The PL42AC is a diesel-electric 4-axle locomotive built by Alstom. The power rating of the PL42AC locomotives is about 4200 hp total for tractive effort and head-end power. At the time of delivery this locomotive was considered the most advanced passenger diesel locomotive in the United States. It uses very precise traction computers for tractive effort and WABCO's EPIC II braking system, along with an E-7 wheel slide device, made by Wabtec, preventing flats spots on the wheels through software and hardware. It has an Intelligent Display Unit (IDU) based on Bombardier Transportation technology from which an engineer or technician can run tests to determine if a specific system is operating correctly.

NS Hispeed 186

The NS Class 186 is a type of B-B electric locomotive built by Bombardier Transportation between 2006 and 2014. It is a member of the Bombardier TRAXX family of locomotives, the Bombardier TRAXX F140 MS2 variant.

Desiro Alabaster

The Siemens Desiro is a family of diesel or electric multiple unit passenger trains developed by Siemens Mobility, a division of the German Siemens AG conglomerate. Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is currently using about 60 diesel-powered Desiro trains designated as ÖBB 5022. These are based on the Class 642 used by Deutsche Bahn, but have some additional safety equipment.

GWR Super Express

The Class 800 Super Express is a type of electro-diesel train to be used in the United Kingdom, based on the Hitachi A-train design. They are to be built by Hitachi from 2015. The first units will be delivered for the Great Western Main Line (GWML), commencing service in 2017. As part of the UK Government's Intercity Express Programme, the Class 800 units are to be partial replacements for the aging InterCity 125 trains which currently operate services on the Great Western Mainline and the East Coast Mainline. The Class 800 units will be electro-diesel multiple units, able to draw power from electrified overhead lines where available and power themselves via underfloor diesel generators outside of the electrified network.

Momentum

Maglev is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles rather than using mechanical methods. Maglev transport is a means of flying a vehicle or object along a guideway by using magnets to create both lift and thrust, only a few inches above the guideway surface. The non-reliance on friction means that acceleration and deceleration can far surpass that of existing forms of transport. The power needed for levitation is not a particularly large percentage of the overall energy consumption, most of the power used is needed to overcome air resistance, as with any other high-speed form of transport.

Spark

Maglev is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles rather than using mechanical methods. Maglev transport is a means of flying a vehicle or object along a guideway by using magnets to create both lift and thrust, only a few inches above the guideway surface. The non-reliance on friction means that acceleration and deceleration can far surpass that of existing forms of transport. The power needed for levitation is not a particularly large percentage of the overall energy consumption, most of the power used is needed to overcome air resistance, as with any other high-speed form of transport.

Dies

Maglev is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles rather than using mechanical methods. Maglev transport is a means of flying a vehicle or object along a guideway by using magnets to create both lift and thrust, only a few inches above the guideway surface. The non-reliance on friction means that acceleration and deceleration can far surpass that of existing forms of transport. The power needed for levitation is not a particularly large percentage of the overall energy consumption, most of the power used is needed to overcome air resistance, as with any other high-speed form of transport.

Steam Train
Steam Train
Steam Train
Diesel Train
Diesel Train
Diesel Train
Electric Train
Electric Train
Electric Train
Maglev Train
Maglev Train
Maglev Train