Half of the demonstrator set that started it all. Here the EMD 103 shines under the lights at the Streamliners event in Spencer.
The EMD FT #103
Built in 1939, this FT was not only the first of the original 555 "FTA" units but also the first in a series of thousands of newer generation "F" units built up until ... (more)
What an event! Streamliners at Spencer.
The EMD FT #103
Built in 1939, this FT was not only the first of the original 555 "FTA" units but also the first in a series of thousands of newer generation "F" units built up until 19... (more)
Four WP FT units pull eastbound tonnage out of a sandstorm at Osino, Nevada on April 22, 1964. Note the back-up headlights on the B units, as FT units were generally built with an A and a B being... (more)
Streamliners at Spencer
An eclectic mix of both preserved and active rail equipment congregates at the Museum of Transportation after being displayed for the "Go by Train" event held the previous day. From left... (more)
The famed FT, with CNTP reporting marks for travel purposes....
EMD FT-A 103 and FT-B 103B on the turntable at the Streamliners event in Spencer, NC
With 2014 being the 75th anniversary of the FT 103 demonstration tour, its last-minute appearance at Spencer was all the more special.
The oldest units at the Streamliners event was EMD FT-A 103 and FT-B 103B sit on the turntable
EMD 103 used CNTP reporting marks to travel from Saint Louis to Spencer.
The F units at Spencer gather round their grandfather, the FT demonstrator, which takes center stage on the turn table for the last night shoot.
The EMD FT demonstration F-units pose under the lights during a night photo session in Spencer, NC on May 30, 2014. Paying homage to O. Winston Link, this was shot on 4x5 black-and-white sheet fil... (more)
The EMD FT demonstrator and matching B unit pose in the yard as the Alco FPA-4 runs around on the adjacent track.