Arizona museum gets electric locomotive delivery by truck

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Black Mesa & Lake Powell E60 electric locomotive No. 6001 negotiates a turn in the road at Tuba City, Ariz.
Arizona State Railroad Museum
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Arizona State Railroad Museum has taken delivery of Black Mesa & Lake Powell E60C electric locomotive No. 6001. The locomotive arrived from the isolated, electrified coal-hauler via a 300-mile trip on a flatbed truck.

Contractors Cargo made the 433,000-pound delivery by removing parts of the engine to keep the shipment within weight limits. The delivery was an 11-day process including loading, transporting, and unloading.

No. 6001 and five sisters arrived at BM&LP in 1975; the railroad’s operator, Salt River Project Power and Water, donated the locomotive. It was rendered surplus when eight ex-National of Mexico E60C-2s arrived on the property.
The Arizona State Railroad Museum’s new helium car.
Arizona State Railroad Museum
The museum also recently took delivery of helium car NLAX 1176 from NASA. The 1961 car was constructed for the Air Force to service Titan missile silos in southern Arizona. Since the end of the Cold War, the car has been supporting NASA’s missile and space programs at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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