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Internal Combustion Locomotives

GE 1943 Terra Cotta Industries 501
GE 1943
Terra Cotta Industries 501
Description:Diesel-Electric 44 Ton

Equipment Information

Terra Cotta Industries 501 is a diesel switching locomotive used to move freight cars around the Terra Cotta manufacturing facility in Crystal Lake, Illinois. It has two diesel engines, or “prime movers,” one at each end of the locomotive. It was originally built during World War II for use by the U.S. Army.

Builder: General Electric
Year Built: 1943
Model: 44 Tonner
Horsepower: 360
Weight: 88000 lbs
Engine: Two Caterpiller D17000
Description: Diesel-Electric / ex-USAX 7492
Arrived: 2007
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational