|GE no.1 A-B-A|
|Offer Type||Offer Date||Cost||Buy XP||Level||Restrictions|
|Special||8 Jun 2012||Data Missing|
|Vintage||17 Apr 2013||235||111,500||70||Limit 2|
|Award From||Strange Package ||Limit||∞|
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| GE built two steam turbine-electric locomotives for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1938. These locomotives were essentially mobile power plants and were very complex. A boiler provided steam, and an electric generator was fitted in the front of the locomotive to provide head-end power. Boiler control was largely automatic, and the two locomotives could be MUed together, both controlled by one engineer. The GE turbines were used during a motive power shortage on the Great Northern Railway in 1943, and appear to have performed quite well. However, by the end of 1943, the wheels of both locomotives were worn to the point of needing replacement, and one of the locomotive's boilers developed a defect. The locomotives were returned to GE and dismantled.|
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