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2 historic 1952 diesel locomotives headed back home to Ely, Nevada – Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-11 19:03:59 –

Reno, Nevada — Two historic locomotives, which were part of a pioneering shift from steam-powered trains to diesel-electric trains in the mid-1900s, have returned to their depot in northeastern Nevada.

Manufactured in 1951, Locomotive 201 is the last survivor of the 38 experimental models manufactured by the American Locomotive Company.

It will be loaded onto a truck bound for Erie on November 2 at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, Washington.

Details of the return of locomotive 401 from Delta, Utah are pending.

It was the first special compulsory model General Motors built in 1952.

Mark Bassett, president of the Northern Nevada Railroad, said both were “unique locomotives.”

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