GE Evolution series locomotives are powerful enough to pull 170 Boeing 747 jetliners, but are also more fuel efficient than other North American locomotives. But these powerhouses aren’t just cool; we think they look pretty cool, too. We commissioned designer Matthew Hawkins to make a papercraft version. Now with a few cuts and some folds, we can all put this badass machine right on our desks.
This Saturday is National Train Day, but we’re kicking off the celebrations today by taking our paper Evolution Series back out for a spin. If you decide to get crafty this week, use the submission tool to show us your skills.
Powered by two GE Evolution Series Locomotives, the Tropicana Juice Train hauls Florida orange juice up the Eastern seaboard. In this GIF from a time-lapse video of the train’s journey, a northbound Juice Train passes a train returning to Florida.
One Space Shuttle engine operating at sea level produces 375,000 pounds of thrust, while a single GEnx can produce up to 75,000 pounds of thrust. It would take five GEnx engines to replace one Space Shuttle engine, and 15 to propel the entire 4.5-million-pound shuttle at liftoff, which is roughly eight times the weight of the average Boeing Dreamliner.