Locomotive Builder & Railroad Advertising


An interesting assortment of locomotive / railroad advertising is presented here in either a PDF or JPEG format. PDF-formatted documents will open full-size for viewing; however an Adobe Reader app will be needed to view them. To view JPEG-formatted documents, it will be necessary to utilize your browser zoom-in/out feature to achieve a preferred viewing size.

More vintage advertisements will be added to this section at the end of each month, so please check back.

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Alco FA Advertisement

One-page color advertisement from Life Magazine (April 1946) introducing Alco's new "1500" series streamlined locomotive.

(R. Craig collection)

Alco FA Advertisement

One-page color advertisement from Life Magazine (May 1946) touting Alco's new "Super" freight locomotive.

(R. Craig collection)

Alco FAs on the NH

Railway Age color center-spread (October 1948) advertisement showcasing Alco freight cabs on New Haven

(R. Craig collection)

Alco Locomotive Paintings

Famous railroad artist Howard Fogg was retained by Alco from 1950 to 1956. His work was distributed widely and used by industrial, financial and trade press. The paintings were also used as corporate gifts and produced as lithographic prints.

(R. Craig collection)

Baldwin 2000: Answer to Heavy Hauling Problems

2-color Railway Age advertisement (October 1948) announcing Baldwin's six-axle, 2000-hp transfer locomotive

(R. Craig collection)

EMD FT-s Took Slack Out of Hoosac

One--page, b&w Modern Railways ad (April 1948) outlining how EMD locos helped eliminate electrification on Hoosac Tunnel line

(Ted Grumbine)

EMD's Great New Line

One--page, b&w Railway Age ad (August 1956) introducing EMD's E9 passenger locomotive

(R. Craig)

GP30s on the Rio Grande

Two--page, b&W magazine spread describing how Rio Grande is employing new GP30s

(Ted Grumbine)

EMD SD35s on L&N

2--page, full-color magazine spread outlining how L&N employs EMD's SD35 in coal service

(Ted Grumbine)

EMD 38982

One--page, full-color magazine ad highlighting EMD's long-term locomotive success

(Ted Grumbine)

EMD's SD40-2 Provide Better Productivity for BN

Four-page color advertisement highlighting how BN utilizes EMD power

(Ted Grumbine collection)

EMD's Space-Age Technology Lowers MoPac's Costs

Four-page color advertisement, delineating the benefits of EMD's Transportation Control System on the Missouri Pacific

(Ted Grumbine collection)

EMD SD35s Help N&W Make Money

Four-page color ddvertisement depicting how EMD locomotive are helping NW increase revenue

(Ted Grumbine collection)

EMD's Alternative to Rebuilding-in-Kind

2--page, full-color magazine spread outlining the advantages of a new GP15-1

(Ted Grumbine collection)

EMD GP15-1s at Work on MoPac

2--page, full-color magazine spread citing why MoPac bought new GP15-1s

(Ted Grumbine)

EMD's New GP15-1

2--page, full-color magazine spread spread highlighting the advantages of C&NW's new GP15-1

(Ted Grumbine)

GM's Manufacturing Quality Process

2--page, full-color magazine touting GM's final assembly inspection process

(Ted Grumbine)

GM of Canada

Full-color Railway Age cover advertisement (July 1952) identifying railroads with new Canadian-built locos

(R. Craig collection)

EMD GP15-1s at Work on MoPac

2--page, color center-spread from Modern Railroads magazine (August 1986)outlining EMD's economically soundapproach to engine rebuilding

(Ted Grumbine)

Fairbanks-Morse: More Power

B&W Railway Age advertisement (October 1948) featuring new cab units from FM

(R. Craig collection)

FM of Canada: New Page in Canadian Railroad History

B&W Railway Age ad (October 1948) announcing new Canadian-built cab units from FM

(R. Craig collection)

General Electric: Cool New Look

One-page, Multi-color Railway Age ad (September 1966) announcing new U36B freight locomotive

(R. Craig collection)

Montreal Locomotive Works Diesels

Modern Railoads color center-spread (November 1952) showcasing Howard Fogg FA painting

(R. Craig collection)

Montreal Locomotive Works: New Features Diesels

Two-color magazine ad outlining new features on the M630

(R. Craig collection)

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