Atlantic Coast Line 501

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Atlantic Coast Line #501
NCTM Diesel Locomotives.jpg
501 is the purple and silver engine in the foreground.
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Electro-Motive Company
Model E3
AAR wheel arr. A1A-A1A
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover Two 12-cylinder 567
Engine type Two-stroke diesel
Aspiration Roots blower
Power output 2,000 hp (1,491 kW)
Railroad(s) Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Wisconsin Western Railroad
Number 501-A
Current owner North Carolina Department of Transportation
Disposition Operates at North Carolina Transportation Museum

Atlantic Coast Line #501 is a preserved diesel locomotive at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. It is notable for being the only surviving EMC E3.

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.