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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum has acquired former Seaboard Coast Line SD45 No. 2024. Built in September 1971 by EMD, it is operational and includes its original 20-cylinder 645 engine rated at 3,600 horsepower. No. 2024 was renumbered 8924 by SCL successor Seaboard System and passed through a series of short line and regional railroad operators, including Montana Rail Link, before being acquired by the museum.
The museum and its partners credited the Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society and several of their members for technical support to make the preservation effort a reality.
The locomotive is currently in Missouri and will make a final trek to Tennessee where museum workers will restore it to its original appearance.
For more information, visit the museum’s website. Watch Trains News Wire for a feature on this locomotive.