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Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by Pneudyne
 
I did though find the GE patent for the floating bolster truck, pertinent here because that was what was used under the GTEL8500.

from US2907282 GE Floating Bolster.png

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  by Pneudyne
 
Pneudyne wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:14 pm The history of triple-truck locomotives is quite diverse. Westinghouse patented a single-frame, articulated truck, B+B+B layout in the early 1920s.
But GE had at least one earlier patent for single-frame, triple-truck locomotives, namely US 1160715 of 1915 November 16.
It also had US 1511064 of 1924 October 07.

So the idea goes back to the early history of electric locomotives.

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