Atlantic Coast Line 501
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|Atlantic Coast Line #501|
501 is the purple and silver engine in the foreground.
|AAR wheel arr.||A1A-A1A|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Prime mover||Two 12-cylinder 567|
|Engine type||Two-stroke diesel|
|Power output||2,000 hp (1,491 kW)|
|Railroad(s)||Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Wisconsin Western Railroad|
|Current owner||North Carolina Department of Transportation|
|Disposition||Operates at North Carolina Transportation Museum|
The locomotive spent its career pulling the Champion. In the 1980s, the engine operated on the Wisconsin Western Railroad, a short-lived heritage railway. It is currently operating at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.