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Elgin, Joliet & Eastern No. 818

Builder EMD
Build Date 1959
Model/Type SD-M
Status Under Restoration

Equipment History

This locomotive was originally built as Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway no. 172 in 1959 (S/N 25272) by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors as an SD-9. The locomotive was subsequently rebuilt by the Missabe as an SD-M in 1990, becoming no. 318. In 1998, the locomotive was transferred to the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, becoming their 818.

The locomotive was sold to Indiana Boxcar and later transferred to the Chesapeake & Indiana Railroad. The locomotive was donated to the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in 2021. The locomotive is awaiting restoration.