Posts Tagged ‘GE B32-8 locomotives’

WMSR Paints GE Unit in ‘Fireball Livery’

September 16, 2022

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad has painted a GE locomotive into the black-and-yellow fireball livery of its namesake railroad.

Trains magazine reported that the treatment was given NIWX No. 558, a 33-year-old B32-8 four-axle Dash 8 unit.

The reporting marks are for the Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Railway Corporation. It arrived at the WMSR earlier this year in a Norfolk Southern livery.

The unit is being leased to WMSR by NIWX, a locomotive leasing, finance, and equipment management firm.

The original Western Maryland Railway had only two GE locomotives on its roster, a pair of 44-ton switchers built in the 1940s.

WMSR repainted the 558 in its shop in Ridgeley, West Virginia.

The tourist railroad plans to use the 558 on excursion trains to Frostburg, Maryland, and other events in the upcoming weeks.

Three-Way Meet in North East

January 2, 2022

It’s a three-way meet with history at the Lake Shore Railway Museum in North East, Pennsylvania, on Sept., 29, 2012. The CSX westbound is on Track 1 of the Erie West Subdivision. Looking on are Norfolk Southern B32-8 No. 3562 and South Shore 2-D+D-2 No. 802. The 3562 is the first Dash 8 to be preserved at the museum, which specializes in locomotives built by GE at its Erie locomotive assembly plant in Lawrence Park. The South Shore “Little Joe” is one of just two such locomotives of that carrier that have been preserved with the other located at the Illinois Railway Museum.

Photograph by Craig Sanders