SAL 2027

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SAL 2027-2028
Seaboard Coast Line Train 98, The Champion, at Naples, FL on March 14, 1971 (25574844545).jpg
Seaboard Coast Line #4900 (ex-SAL #2028) leads the Champion through Naples, Florida in March 1971
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder St. Louis Car Company
Build date 1936
Total produced 2
 • AAR B-2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover Winton 201-A
Engine type 2-stroke diesel
Generator DC generator
Traction motors DC traction motors
Cylinders 8
Cylinder size 8 in × 10 in (203 mm × 254 mm)
Loco brake Straight air
Train brakes Air
Performance figures
Power output 600 hp (450 kW)
Operators Seaboard Air Line Seaboard Coast Line
Locale North America
Disposition All scrapped

Seaboard Air Line 2027 and 2028 were lightweight, streamlined Diesel-electric railcars built by the St. Louis Car Company in 1936. Electromotive Corporation supplied the 600 hp (450 kW), eight-cylinder Winton Diesel 201-A prime mover and electric transmission components. The units had a B-2 wheel arrangement, mounted atop a pair of road trucks. The aft section was divided into two separate compartments: one was used to transport baggage and the other served as a small railway post office, or RPO (the forward door, located just behind the radiator louvers, was equipped with a mail hook).

Two units were manufactured for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL). The last usage of these railcars was in May, 1971. Unit 2027 was destroyed in a collision with a gas tanker truck at Arcadia, Florida in 1956. Unit 2028 was renumbered 4900 after the Seaboard-Atlantic Coast Line merger in 1967 and was scrapped after Amtrak took over national passenger service in 1971.

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