The Man Who Built A 196 MPH Train In 30 Days Using Jets

Don Wetzel is 83-years-old now, but back when he was 35, he made history with General Electric by setting a speed record for trains using a pair of jet engines salvaged from a bomber. The M-497 is still America's fastest train. » 7/17/14 10:23am 7/17/14 10:23am

Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow – GE Explains How A Jet Engine Works

General Electric aerospace engineer Todd Wetzel and comedian Baratunde Thurston take us through the process of how an aircraft works, boiled down to the easiest-to-understand terms: suck, squeeze, bang blow. » 6/19/14 6:00pm 6/19/14 6:00pm

[Saturday is National Train Day, but GE is celebrating early with a trip to the archives to uncover these photos of the Jet Train. In 1966, a team led by railroad engineer Don Wetzel bolted a pair of GE jet engines to the roof of a train, took it to a straight section of Ohio track and set a North American rail speed… » 5/08/14 4:04pm 5/08/14 4:04pm

The Army Had Their Own AT-AT Years Before George Lucas Invented His

Years before Lucasfilm created the AT-AT and Boston Dynamic's Big Dog terrified the world, the US Army was working with General Electric on the "Walking Truck" project, basically a large walker which was controlled by a lever-pushing operator. » 5/27/11 12:30pm 5/27/11 12:30pm

World's Fastest Street Legal Jet Truck Looks Illicit

The Frictionator Ford F650 has a General Electric J85 Jet Engine in the bed and is the "world's fastest street legal jet truck" though we're sure kicking on the afterburner invalidates that claim. One more check-body-cant-cash jet truck photo below. » 11/17/09 6:10pm 11/17/09 6:10pm

GE Gets Into Hybrid Game With Giant Mining Truck

Even though this news is almost two months old, it's interesting to see GE bringing good things to life, namely giant mining trucks which improve upon the previously standard diesel-electric powertrain — especially in light of Friday's news of Chrysler tying up with Thomas Edison's conglomerate. These Goliaths of the… » 6/18/08 10:40am 6/18/08 10:40am