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Southern Railway 5044 & 5109

About Southern Railway 5044 & 5109

These GP38-2 units, producing 2,000 horsepower each, were built in 1973 & 1974 respectively by General Motors Electro-Motive Division for the Southern Railway. Unlike most other railroads, the Southern Railway purchased all 257 of their GP38-2 locomotives with high short hoods, rather than the factory default low short hoods. These two locomotives were both purchased at auction by TVRM in 2016 and 2017 respectively.


Locomotives: Southern Railway 5044 & 5109

Locomotive Type: Diesel-Electric

Operators: Southern Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Model: GP38-2

Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division

Date Built: 1973 & 1974

Locomotive Weight: 250,000 lb

Prime Mover: EMD 16-645E

Fuel: Diesel

Horsepower: 2,000 hp

Status: 5044 – Operational/5109 – Operational