EMD Diesel Locomotive

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Below is an interactive graphic of the EMD F7 diesel locomotive (EMD_F7 - Wikipedia).

About the EMD FL-9

The Danbury Rail Museum has a simliar locomotive: the EMD FL-9 (EMD_FL9 - Wikipedia). The EMD FL9 was a dual-power electro-diesel locomotive, capable of both diesel-electric operation and as an electric locomotive powered from a third rail. Sixty units were built between October 1956 and November 1960 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

Having a service life of almost 50 years, many were replaced only in the early years of the 21st century. Metro-North and Connecticut DOT along with the Housatonic Railroad operated a "Farewell to the FL9's" fan trip from Stamford, CT to Canaan, CT and return on October 23, 2005. The last FL9 to see passenger service was in late 2009. Metro-North officially retired all remaining FL9s in 2009. Six owned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation are currently retired and are being stored in New Haven Yard awaiting sale. The FL9s are resticted to branch lines since they no longer have the ability to operate on third rail power. A number have been donated to museums in the area.
- Source: Wikipedia

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