CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD®) has long been a leader in the railroad industry, and is celebrating 100 years in business. Since 1922, EMD® has been delivering top-of-the-line locomotives around the world. Take a ride through history as we share with you EMD's diverse past.

EMD® 100 Year Celebration
EMD® 100 Year Celebration

EMD® 100th ANNIVERSARY

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“History must be only a foundation for the future.” – from EMD's 25th anniversary
It was said that Electro-Motive had the facilities, experience, imagination and inspiration to be leaders in the field. We strive to continue that legacy today.
 

As we enter into 2022, we begin the 100th anniversary celebration for EMD. We look back at not just locomotives, but 100 years of innovation, progress, boldness, ingenuity, and passion. From 1922 until now, we'll be looking back at special occasions, classic locomotives, amazing firsts, and much more. Be on the look out for a more robust site going through more of EMD's diverse history coming soon.

 

 

1924

The first Electro-Motive gas-electric rail car with 150HP

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1934 - The Zephyr

The Burlington Railroad "Pioneer Zephyr" seen on the tracks. The engine was later passed on to the Smithsonian, as shown in the article below.

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1935

Ground is broken for the new La Grange facility just outside of Chicago, IL

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Manufacturing Locomotives

Facility employees hard at work building new locomotives. 

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1942

Two pancake engines were installed in each of the 253 110-foot (33.5 m) submarine chasers built during World War II. 16-184A engines were noted for their reliable operation and good service life.

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1960s

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1991

"Fighting For Freedom" and "Supporting Our Troops" are displayed on the side of this patriotic locomotive

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TODAY

View our current EMD® locomotive models, from heavy-haul freight, to battery-powered, to repowered, to passenger.

CURRENT EMD LOCOMOTIVES
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EMD Locomotives