RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 3170 Southern Railway EMD SD40 at Chattanooga, Tennessee by Kerry Douglas
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» Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum  
» Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA (more..)
» July 24, 2021
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3170 at 50 The very first SD40 for the Southern Railway Nº 3170 is living out it's glorious days in retirement in Chattanooga, TN at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum for the public can see. Nº 3170 is an example of advance locomotive technology in the railroad industry that would eventually take center stage by replacing the older 3,600 horsepower SD45 locomotives. Many of the SD40 series locomotives like the 3170 would make a 30+ year career in the rail industry til their retirement from the Class I railroads. 3170 was retire from the Norfolk Southern active roster in 2007, making a triumphant return in 2014 as one of the ambassador for NS public relations. The locomotive was donated to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in 2016 temporary being used in revenue service til mechanical issues took a hold in 2017. It's the night of July 2021 and, at the age of 50 the very first SD40 on the Southern Rwy get a opportunity to shine even for a brief moment. A special Thanks to the employees of the Tennessee Valley Railroad for making this setup possible.
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