[In the beginning...] [1600-1699] [1700-1799] [1800-1899] [1900-1999]

1913: The first commercially successful internal combustion engine locomotive in the U.S. was built by General Electric for the Dan Patch Line in Minnesota.

1917: The first Diesel-electric locomotive in the U.S. was a prototype built by G.E.

1918: The first Diesel-electric locomotive to be built and sold commercially was Jay Street Connecting Railroad #4.

1941: Big Boy became the largest locomotive produced in the United States for the Union Pacific Railroad.

[In the beginning...] [1600-1699] [1700-1799] [1800-1899] [1900-1999]

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