A locomotive's birth certificate

October 2012
Trains;Oct2012, p14
The article presents information related to the significance of builder's GE plate is arguably the most important non-moving part of a locomotive. It is stated that the locomotives builder, the plant of its birth, the construction date and a serial number is identified by the plate of steam locomotives. It is noted that the name of the customer the unit was built for, as well as the unit's railroad road number is used by National Railway Equipment Co. on its plate.


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