NS Donates SD40-2 to Kentucky Group

Norfolk Southern has donated an SD40-2 locomotive to the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation.

The unit, No. 6212, saw service in the Appalachian coalfields during its 42-year service life.

Chris Campbell, president of the nonprofit, said the diesel will be placed in the organization’s collection and used to “tell the story of how railroads built our region and the nation as a whole.”

No. 6162 was built in May 1978 by Electro-Motive Division for the Norfolk & Western.

It is expected to remain in operational condition and will be displayed in Irvine, Kentucky.

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