|GM FT demonstrator set 103 catches the late afternoon sun on the north side of the GMD plant on June 16, 1990.|
Thursday, 28 March 2019
GMD Recollections - Visitors From South of the Border
By Peter Mumby.
The locomotive that killed steam - GM's 1939-built FT demonstrator units that barnstormed the US and convinced railroad executives that diesels represented the locomotion of the future. Fifty-one years later FT A and B set 103 was still in existence and able to make the trip to London, Ontario to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of General Motors Diesel.