About U.S. Army 1824 & 1829
These diesel-electric locomotives, built by EMD in 1951 for the U.S. Army, would have switched freight cars at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee. They are GP7L type locomotives, developing 1,500 horsepower.
The 1824 and 1829 differ from most GP7 models, in that they have AAR type A switcher trucks. TVRM acquired these locomotives from the U.S. Army for only $250 each.
The 1824 is currently stored out of service, and the 1829 can be found in operation pulling many of the museum’s trains. The 1824 and 1829 are great examples of the GP7 series that proved to be one of the more versatile designs of the mid-20th century, hauling both freight and passengers in various settings.
Locomotives: U.S. Army 1824 and U.S. Army 1829
Locomotive Type: Diesel-Electric
Operators: U.S. Army, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division
Date Built: 1951
Locomotive Weight: 246,000 lb
Prime Mover: EMD 567B
Horsepower: 1,500 hp
Status: 1824 – Stored Out of Service/1829 – Operational