Internal Combustion Locomotives
Louisville & Nashville 314
Louisville & Nashville 314 is a diesel freight locomotive known as a “cab unit.” It was built for general freight train service on the L&N. It was later sold to the Long Island Railroad in New York, which rebuilt it as a “cab car” for use on double-ended (“push-pull”) commuter trains. It is the museum’s only “cab unit” built by Alco.
COMPARE ME WITH: Chicago & North Western 411, a “cab unit” built for nearly identical freight service. The C&NW engine was built by EMD, a direct competitor of Alco, and while its general layout is similar it differs from L&N 314 in countless details.
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Year Built: 1956
Length: 53ft 6in
Width: 10ft 4in
Height: 14ft 5in
Weight: 230000 lbs
Motors: 4 GE 752
Description: Diesel-Electric / Ex LIRR 604
Condition: Incomplete / undergoing restoration / not operational