Pacific Fruit Express EMD NW2 Locomotive #1048
New Haven FL-9 #484
Built in 1957 by EMD for the New Haven Railroad as a FL9 and used in passenger service in and out of New York City and Grand Central Terminal. Ownership transferred to Penn Central Railroad after the merger with New Haven in 1968. After the Penn Central bankruptcy the locomotive was sold to Amtrak in 1976. Amtrak retired the unit in 2002 and it was sold into private ownership and eventually used in dinner train service by the current owner. Some of the mechanical details include: Great body & roof, 645-C block, 2,000 HP, 500 KW Cummins Head End Power Generator (approx 5176 hours), 26-L brake valves, last inspection dated April 17th 2019 (been stored since late 2019), event recorder, AAR control stand, updated wiring, rebuilt by Peaker Services 7/24/91, D-22-D.T main generator, ditch lights, block heater, . NOTE: This locomotive is in operating condition, the tarp over the cab was installed to help protect it from winter weather.