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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Internal Combustion Locomotives

EMD 1955 Union Pacific 967B
EMD 1955
Union Pacific 967B
Description:Diesel-Electric E-9B

Equipment Information

Union Pacific 967B is a passenger diesel locomotive known as a “booster.” It was designed to supplement, or boost, the power of a manned locomotive or “cab unit.” It was sold to Amtrak in 1972 and rebuilt in 1975 as a steam generator car, fitted with boilers to provide steam for heating older passenger cars. In 2008 it was restored by the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad as a “booster” locomotive.

Builder: Electro Motive Division GM
Year Built: 1955
Model: E-9B
Horsepower: 2400
Length: 70ft
Width: 10ft 7in
Height: 14ft 7in
Weight: 340000 lbs
Brakes: 26C
Engine: Two 12-645CE
Motors: 4 EMD D57
Trucks: Blomberg A1A
Description: Diesel-Electric / Ex Michigan Northern 671 Steam Generator Car / WSOR 102 / Currently SLRG 102
Arrived: 1990
Condition: Complete / restored (as SLRG 102) / operational

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Ownership History
1955-1972 – Union Pacific #967B
1972-1975 – Amtrak #467
1975-1977 – Amtrak #1921
1977-1983 – Amtrak #671
1983-1990 – Michigan Northern #671
1990-2008 – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL
2008-2015 – Wisconsin & Southern #102 (leased from IRM)
2015-2016 – San Luis & Rio Grande #102 (leased from IRM)
2016-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL