Norfolk & Western EMD GP-9 #521

EMD GP-9 Description

  • Manufacturer: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
  • Production era: 1954 – 1963
  • 4,015 produced (US and Canada)
  • Used in passenger service

# 521

  • Manufactured in 1958
  • Known as "Redbirds," these locomotives replaced the N&W Class J steam engines in passenger train service
  • Donated to the Museum by the Norfolk & Western Railway Co.

Class Specifications

  • Weight: 250,520 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1,750
  • Cylinders: 16
  • Tractive effort: 44,800 lbs
Diesel Locomotive EMD GP-9 521