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Southern Railway 6914

Introducing Southern Railway 6914

In 1953, the Southern Railway welcomed the 6914, an E8A diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Corporation’s Electro-Motive Division. With an impressive output of 2,250 horsepower, its sleek, streamlined design symbolized speed and modernity, making it a favorite among passengers.

The Southern Crescent, one of the Southern Railway’s most iconic trains, was hauled by the 6914 between New Orleans and Washington, D.C. After transitioning operation to Amtrak in 1979, the 6914 was subsequently sold to New Jersey Transit that same year.

While under New Jersey Transit’s purview, the locomotive’s number changed to 4330. Following retirement, it was obtained by TVRM and is now in the hands of an all-volunteer crew restoring it to operational status. The 6914 is on the brink of resuming its historical role, once again transporting passengers, as it proudly did in the past.


Locomotive: Southern 6914

Locomotive Type: Diesel-Electric

Operators: Southern Railway, New Jersey Transit

Model: E8A

Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division

Date Built: 1953

Date Restored: None

Locomotive Weight: 315,000 lb

Prime Mover: 2 EMD 567C

Fuel: Diesel

Horsepower: 2,250 hp

Status: Under Restoration