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Atlantic Coast Line No. 1804

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EMD GP-7 - Atlantic Coast Line No. 1804

acl1804clThe Electro Motive Division GP-7 ACL #1804 currently serves as the workhorse of the Museum. This locomotive is operational and is regularly used to position Museum rail
equipment and can often be seen giving Cab Rides on the property on weekends.

This Diesel-Electric locomotive was produced for the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, and then served on the Alaska Railroad as #1834 for most of its working life, later renumbered to #1804. After working in Alaska for many years, it was sold to the Santa Clarita Railway where it was used in the filming of Under Siege 2: Dark Territory with Steven Segal as the lead locomotive on the train around which the film was centered.

The locomotive was built by the Electro Motive Division of General Motors, used in both freight and passenger service, and has been painted in the colors of the former Atlantic Coast Line.

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Status: On Display, Restored, Operational.

Acquisition Date: December 2002.

Built: 1951.

Length: 56 feet.

Horsepower: 1600.

Engine: One (1) V-16 cylinder two-stroke diesel, 16 feet long, 7 feet tall, 6 feet wide, weighing 26,000 pounds.

RPM Range: 150 to 820.

Cubic Inch Displacement: 9,072 (567 c.i. per cylinder).

Weight: 245,000 pounds.

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Tom Flanary

Tom Flanary is a Director on the Board of Directors, and maintains the website for GCRM. He has been involved in GCRM as a volunteer since 2011, and has been a director since 2012. If you have comments, concerns, or questions, please contact him directly at Tom.Flanary@gcrm.org

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