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Locomotive profile: EMC FT diesel-electric locomotive

By | March 6, 2020

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EMC FT diesel-electric locomotive No. 103 is on display at the Museum of Transport in St. Louis, Missouri.
EMC FT diesel-electric locomotive No. 103 is on display at the Museum of Transport in St. Louis, Missouri.
EMC FT diesel-electric locomotive No. 103 is on display at the Museum of Transport in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jim Wrinn
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•YEARS BUILT: 1939-1945

•MANUFACTURER: Electro-Motive Corp.

•OPERATED ON: Santa Fe, Atlantic Coast Line, Baltimore & Ohio, Boston & Maine, Chicago & North Western, Burlington Route, Rock Island, Rio Grande, Erie, Great Northern, Lehigh Valley, Milwaukee Road, Missouri Pacific, Northern Pacific, Southern, Cotton Belt, Seaboard Air Line, Western Pacific, among others

•NAME: The diesel that did it

•QUANTITY: 555 FTA and 541 FTB

•HORSEPOWER: 1,350

•KNOWN FOR: First commercially successful road diesel locomotive

•STATUS: Original demonstrator locomotive No. 103 at Museum of Transport in St. Louis

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