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GE EL-C Description
- Manufacturer: General Electric
- Production era: 1955 – 1957
- Maximum speed: 65 mph
- 12 were produced, all for the Virginian Railway
- Electricity source: overhead lines.The Virginian Railway electrified its tracks between Roanoke, VA and Mullins, WV (a distance of 133.6 miles) in April 1925.
- Although they proved to be a very successful design, no more EL-Cs were produced due to the small number of railroads with electric lines.
- All 12 EL-Cs were sold to the New Haven Railroad for operation between New Haven, CT and New York City.
- Manufactured in 1956
- Pulled coal trains from 1956 to 1962.
- Acquired by the N&W in the 1959 merger with the Virginian Railway.
- Removed from service in 1962 when the N&W dismantled the electrified lines in favor of an all diesel fleet.
- Length: 69 ft 6 in
- Height: 15 ft 10 in
- Weight: 348,000 lbs
- Horsepower: 3,300
- Tractive effort: 98,000 lbs