CN donates locomotive to Green Bay museum

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Canadian National has donated this SW1500 to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. The railroad gave the locomotive a full overhaul prior to the donation; the museum then repainted it into its current scheme.
National Railroad Museum

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Canadian National has donated an SW1500 locomotive to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay in ceremonies today.

The switch engine, built in 1968, was used by the Wisconsin Central and CN in Fond du Lac, Wis., until it was retired earlier this year. It arrived at the museum in September CN performed a complete mechanical overhaul to ensure the museum may use it reliably for daily train rides and special events such as the upcoming Polar Express trains. Once at the museum, staff and volunteers completed minor body work and repainted the locomotive.

“We are extremely grateful to the CN for the donation of this diesel locomotive,” Jacqueline Frank, CEO of the National Railroad Museum, said in a press release announcing the donation. “.... CN’s donation allows us to continue to give the next generation a way to experience the past in a way that could never be learned from a book.”

Said Derek Taylor, vice-president of CN’s Southern Region, “On behalf of our 1400 employees, CN is pleased to contribute to the National Railroad Museum’s mission of inspiring lifelong learning. NRM’s work is essential to developing the next generation of railroaders that contributes directly to our ability to support the state’s economy for the long-term future.”

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