GP38 Final touches


Going on at the shop today!! GP38-3m CM 849 is now complete. Will get better shots when it is out in service next week.

CMR 1838 Receives its Orders

CMR 1838 is soon to be headed to its next assignment. CMR traded this locomotive on their new #3001.

Western is offering it ready to lease or sale. It was their front line locomotive and is 92-day tested and ready to head back out on immediate lease or sale.

Call the office and ask Ty or Pat for more details 509-624-7207

Mt Hood Railroad Receiving New Engine

Headed to its new home to help out a long time good customer Mt Hood Railroad. Will be painted later in the year & get fresh new wheels in the next month. Old letters will be painted out upon arrival.

Goings on at the shop today

The Cummins GP38cc (GP38 Cummins Clean) is coming right along and should be testing in May. This locomotive is available for Lease / Sale / Financing around June or July and is fully Tier 3 emissions compliant.

At 2100 HP. This is not a Gen-Set, but rather a re-power utilizing all the EMD components we are able too for ease of maintenance of parts availability.

Please call our office and talk to Pat, Ty or Todd for more details and options for purchase / lease

Another shot of the standard air compressor drive-line utilizing a Reich flex coupling for testing purposes. We should be able to go back to the standard off the shelf EMD flex coupling for the next re-power once the torsional numbers are recorded

WRIX to the rescue


Lots Goings On at Western Rail Airway Heights yard on Friday. Our crew assisting one of the local railroads to swap a grounded traction motor out. Thanks to our CMO Braeden for stepping in and getting the job complete. Unit is back to railroading next week.

New Project


New project for the Airway Heights yard. GP16 #316 will be converted to a GP38-1.5m. Unit already has a partial dash 2 cabinet in it so it will remain that way unless customer wants a Dash 3 computer.

Side Note: this was one the first locomotives ever sold by Western Rail in 1989, so we are excited to get it back and keep its life continuing.

GP38-3m Central Montana #3001

Final Inspection and delivered today. GP38-3m Central Montana #3001. There will still be large numbers applied to the long hood as with there other locomotives. The numbers have not arrived at the shop yet from Montana. Temporarily in service on the POVA next few weeks to work out any bugs. For all that are asking. This is a half and half unit. Former HBR 2508 frame and trucks. Pretty much everything else came from WAMX 3006

Western Rail, Inc. provides locomotives and locomotive parts to the railroad industry world wide from our sites all over America. We are based in Airway Heights and have yards in Illinois , Arkansas and Idaho.