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SOUTHERN RAILWAY 6914

About Southern Railway 6914

General Motors Corporation’s Electro-Motive Division built the 6914 for the Southern Railway in 1953. It is known as an E8A diesel-electric locomotive, producing 2,250 horsepower. Passengers loved the streamlined design of this and similar locomotives which convey a sense of speed and modernity.

The 6914 hauled one of the Southern Railway’s signature trains, the Southern Crescent, between New Orleans and Washington, D.C. After operation of the Southern Crescent was turned over from the Southern Railway to Amtrak in 1979, the 6914 would be sold to New Jersey Transit the same year.

While under ownership of New Jersey Transit, the locomotive was renumbered to 4330. After it was retired from New Jersey Transit, the 6914 was acquired by TVRM. The locomotive is currently undergoing restoration back to operating condition by an all-volunteer crew. Soon, the 6914 will once again haul passenger trains as it did many decades ago.

Specifications:

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