GE Transportation

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GE Transportation
Industry Transportation
Headquarters Heller International Building, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Area served
Key people
Jamie Miller
(President and CEO)[1]
Products Evolution Series Locomotive
L250 Marine Engine
360 AC Drive Systems
752 DC Drilling Motor
Wind Turbine Drive Systems
V228 Series engine
Durathon UPS
Revenue US$5.88 Billion (2013)
Parent GE Technology Infrastructure
Divisions Rail
Stationary Power
Energy Storage

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.[2] In May 2011, the company announced plans to build a second locomotive factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rail products[edit]

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.[3] 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; for a complete listing, see the list of GE locomotives. 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 commercialise a hybrid design by 2014-15.[4]

In addition to the railroad industry, GE Transportation also serves the following industries: Marine, Mining, Stationary Power, Drilling, and Drivetrain Technologies (wind gear boxes).

Once commonly seen leased rolling stock General Electric Rail Services Corp. covered hopper car 'NAHX 44703' and GE Capital Rail Services car 'NCHX 38781' in the Duryea yard, Duryea/West Pittston Pennsylvania in July 2013. GE Transportation has consolidated or sold off both subsidiary functions. (View looking toward Sayre and Waverly, NY.)

Propulsion products[edit]

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 marinized versions of their locomotive engines.

Battery products[edit]

GE’s battery business serves the rail, marine, telecommunications and energy sectors, including new smart grid technology.[5][6]
GE's Durathon battery production takes place at their state of the art facility in Schenectady, New York.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Dineen Named President and CEO of GE Healthcare; Lorenzo Simonelli to Lead GE Transportation : Press Releases : News : GE
  2. ^ "'High probability' for layoffs in Grove City, GE official says". Sharon Herald. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Middleton, William; Smerk, George; Diehl, Roberta, eds. (2007). Encyclopedia of North American Railroads. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-34916-3. 
  4. ^ "GE hybrid locomotive ready for the market in 2014-15 - International Railway Journal". 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  5. ^ Allen, Pam (2009-07-27). "GE plans $100M battery plant for Schenectady". 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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