A new tuxedo in Tennessee

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Southern Railway EMD GP38-2 No. 5000 was recently painted at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga. The locomotive was acquired from Norfolk Southern last year and is the third tuxedo-painted Southern Railway diesel on TVRM's roster. 
Kerry Douglas
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is adding to its fleet of Southern Railway diesel locomotives. The Chattanooga museum recently repainted Southern Railway EMD GP38-2 No. 5000 into Southern’s historic black, yellow, and white tuxedo scheme.

No. 5000 is the class unit in an order of GP38-2s that were delivered from Electro-Motive beginning in the early 1970s. The high nose GP38-2 joined Norfolk Southern’s roster years ago and operated in local and yard service until being retired in 2016. It was acquired by the museum not long after its retirement.

The museum operates other Southern Railway-owned diesels as well, including Southern Railway EMD GP30 No. 2594 and Southern Railway SD40 No. 3170, along with Southern Railway steam locomotives Nos. 630 and 4501, among other equipment.

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