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U.S. ARMY 8669

About U.S. Army 8669

The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) built this RSD-1 in 1945 for service in the U.S. Army. Producing 1,000 horsepower, the RSD-1 differed from the RS-1 in that it had six axles, rather than the four axles of the RS-1. The 8669 served later with the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force base. TVRM acquired the locomotive in the late 1978. This diesel-electric locomotive is a long-time veteran of TVRM’s passenger trains hauling the Missionary Ridge Local, as well as longer excursion trains. This locomotive is currently out of service in need of electrical and mechanical work before being returned to service. The 8669 can currently be found on display at Grand Junction.

Specifications:

Locomotive: U.S. Army 8669

Locomotive Type: Diesel-Electric

Operators: U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Model: RSD-1

Builder: American Locomotive Company

Date Built: 1945

Locomotive Weight: 247,00 lb

Prime Mover: ALCO 539T

Fuel: Diesel

Horsepower: 1,000 hp

Status: Display