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To celebrate the release of GE’s Evolution Series Tier 4 Locomotive, we invited Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Vincent LaForet along to the testing facility. Here’s a bird’s-eye view of the Tier 4 as it rides along the Transit Test Track at the Transportation Technology Center. The aerial photos were shot as LaForet harnessed himself to a helicopter 7,200 feet in the air. Read more about GE’s groundbreaking locomotive technology at GE Reports.

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Look out for the tumbleweed! Photographer Vincent LaForet chases GE’s Tier 4 locomotive as it races down the Transit Test Track at the Transportation Technology Center. Powered by GE’s 12-cylinder engine, this machine is making history as the first mainline locomotive to meet the EPA’s Tier 4 emission standards, which call for the single-largest emission reduction in rail history. Read more about GE’s groundbreaking locomotive technology at GE Reports.