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Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 710

About Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 710

General Motors Electro-Motive Division built the 710 in 1950 for the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis (NC&St.L) Railway. The 710 was built as a GP7, developing 1,500 horsepower.

The NC&St.L 710 later became Louisville and Nashville (L&N) 478. The 478 was sold to Amtrak in 1978, being again renumbered 772, to be used in maintenance of way service. Amtrak had the locomotive converted to a GP9, increasing its horsepower to 1,750.

TVRM would later acquire the locomotive, completing its restoration in 2004. TVRM also returned the locomotive to its original 1950s appearance, including paint scheme and number. Today, the 710 can be found in operation on many of the museum’s trains.


Locomotive: Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis 710

Locomotive Type: Diesel-Electric

Operators: Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Amtrak, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Model: GP9

Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division

Date Built: 1950

Date Restored: 2004

Locomotive Weight: 259,500 lb

Prime Mover: EMD 567C

Fuel: Diesel

Horsepower: 1,750 hp

Status: Operational