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The Diesel That Did It

September 24, 2010

Just over 50 years ago in February of 1960,   TRAINS magazine published an article about the EMC FT locomotive entitled “The Diesel That Did It”.  “Did What?”, you ask.

Introduced in 1939, the FT proved the economic superiority of diesel-electric locomotives vs. steam locomotives, foreshadowing the end of steam locomotives in U.S. railroads.

Santa Fe FT 127, unknown location, in the mid 1950's.

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