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Sunday, January 29, 2012

NC&StL Diesel engine - Cowan, TN

NC&StL Diesel engine - Cowan, TN

Located at the Cowan Railroad Museum. It is a 1950 Diesel electric locomotive, built by General Electric as a 44 ton. Donated to the museum as a long-term loan in 2007 after years of use in Huntsville, Al.
Historically, in 1962, this was the first locomotive ever to be equipped with radio control so that an engineer was nor needed in the cab.

2 comments:

  1. Is this locomotive still used in Museum or just for display.

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  2. Unfortunately, It's only for display, I believe. While it's a great museum with active CSX tracks running through, to my knowledge they don't offer any runbys or excursion trains.

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