Historic Southern E8 returns to Southeastern Railway Museum

RELATED TOPICS: SOUTHEAST | LOCOMOTIVES | FALLEN FLAGS
Trains Industry Newsletter
Get a weekly roundup of the industry news you need.
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine. View our privacy policy.
SouthernRailwaySoutheasternMuseumE8
Southern E8 No. 6901 as it appears in Duluth, Ga., after a mechanical restoration.
Todd DeFeo
DULUTH, Ga. — A vintage Southern Railway locomotive has returned to the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Ga., after nearly four years of restoration work.

Southern Railway No. 6901, an E8a diesel passenger locomotive, routinely powered Crescent passenger train between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. It pulled the last Southern-operated Crescent train before Amtrak assumed operations of the route.

The Electro-Motive Division of General Motors built the unit as No. 2924 in 1951. Southern donated the locomotive to the museum in 1979, and it later pulled New Georgia Railroad excursion trains.

Norfolk Southern donated electrical, motor, and wheel work, which its crews performed at Juniata Shop in Altoona, Pa.

The Southeastern Railway Museum plans to return the locomotive to static display.

— A Southeastern Railway Museum news release. Feb. 4, 2019

NEWSWIRETrains News Wire

  • Previous Day
  • February 06, 2019
  • Next Day
Leave a Comment
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of TrainsMag.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
Please keep your feedback on-topic and respectful. Trains staffers reserve the right to edit or delete any comments.
0 COMMENTS
Road to Oblivion

Road to Oblivion

Free download

SEE INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Learn more about the stories and photos in this months issue

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy
Subscribe Up To 54% off the newsstand price!
Subscribe To Trains Mag Today
+