General Electric Diesel Engines

General Electric (GE) has been a supplier to the railroad industry ever since the late 1800s. They produced the first diesel-electric locomotive in 1918 and have, since that time, continued to manufacture locomotives using a variety of engines supplied by Ingorsoll-Rand, Cooper-Bessemer, Cummins, and Caterpiller. From 1924 to 1954, GE and Alco Products jointly produced both road locomotives and large switchers. GE dropped out of this arrangement with Alco in 1954 and began to design, build, and market their own line of road locomotives. They used the Cooper-Bessemer engine

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