Metro North Train

Metro North Train Railroad (Scenic)
Price: $14.95

Stock #: 614918
Type: Large Format Postcard
Publisher: Audio Visual Designs
Size: 6" x 9" (15.25 x 23 cm)

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One of the evening commuter trains to Poughkeepsie, NY, train number 397, speeds through the tunnel at Breakneck Mountain along the Hudson River. A pair of Electro-Motive FL9s power the train as usual but today, August 19, 1986, one of the four units painted in the New Haven colors does the honors up front. The General Motor's Electro-Motive model FL9 was a unique locomotive. Designed to operate as a straight electric locomotive on New York Central's third rail to Grand Central Terminal, the locomotive has a diesel engine to power the traction motors through a generator for normal operation. The New Haven received two groups of thirty locomotives each. The first group delivered from October 1956 to November 1957 had 1750 hp and the second group, delivered June 1960 to November 1960, had 1800 hp. Although, the FL9s are presently numbered in the 2000 series, the numbers do not match the original 2000 series numbers for each locomotive as delivered to the New Haven.