GE Transportation is a division of Wabtec. It was known as GE Rail and owned by General Electric until sold to Wabtec on February 25, 2019.
The GE; General Electric Company, is a North American company formed in 1892. The company itself produces many different products and vehicles. Such as locomotives. The locomotive portion (GE Transportation Systems) of GE was formed in the late 1890’s (sometime in 1898) in Erie, Pennsylvania; which still serves as their main manufacturing facility as of today (with the exception of a newer facility which opened in Fort Worth, Texas in late-2012).
One of the first locomotives they produced, was the 60-ton Boxcab built in 1925 (specifically CNJ #1000; although co-produced by ALCO which was one of the very first types of commercially-successful, standard diesel locomotives ever produced (to not be a diesel railcar or trainset). The company mainly built electric locomotives, but now primarily builds diesel locomotives.
They are currently the leading locomotive building company as of the mid-1980’s; when they first out-matched their long-term arch-rival, EMD.
GE has had a long line of successful locomotives, and has often competed with their long-term rival: EMD. GE mainly manufactures domestic locomotives for North America, but also exports foreign models upon request. They currently produce the Evolution Series of diesel-electric locomotives (as of 2005); which is their main domestic locomotive line for North American rail carriers (with the exception of foreign models and counter-parts).