Electro Motive Division FT diesels - #103 A & B units




Built by General Motors (GM) / Electro Motive Division (EMD) in 1939, this is the diesel that showed the way to the future, signaling the start of the diesel era. However, as one day must start, another must end. This two A & two B locomotive set got the ball rolling towards the end of steam as mainline workhorses by pulling a modern two steam engines backwards - while said engines were at full forward throttle.

Anyway, this particular engine was originally owned by Electro-Motive as a demonstrator. It was sold to Southern Railway and eventually the cab unit was placed in the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. It was repainted in it's original Electro Motive colors for it's journey to Railfair '91 held in Sacramento, California. It is currently on display once more in the St. Louis Museum of Transportation.

The B unit was given to the Virginia Museum of Transportation, and was also present at the 1991 rail fair. It is on loan to the St. Louis Museum for connection with the original A unit for five years. (in return for the loan of 2-8-8-2 steam Norfolk & Western #2156 to Roanoke)

Please note, all the printed tiles are missing from the engine. The numbers "103" should go near thew windscreen, while "ELECTRO MOTIVE" should go on the sides of the cab unit. The initials "GM" should go on the nose of the engine, on top of those tow yellow 1x2 jumpers.
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Name Electro Motive Division FT diesels - #103 A & B units
Designer Murdoch17
Designed 2014
Inventory 808 parts
Theme Train
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