Thursday, 28 March 2019

GMD Recollections - Visitors From South of the Border

GM FT demonstrator set 103 catches the late afternoon sun on the north side of the GMD plant on June 16, 1990.
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.

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