Indiana Museum to Receive 6-Axle Locomotive

A former SD9 locomotive is being donated to the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum by the Chesapeake & Indiana.

The locomotive is a rebuilt former Elgin, Joliet & Eastern unit that was built in 1959 for the Duluth, Missable & Iron Range as No. 192.

The SD9 was rebuilt by the DM&IR in 1990, with its original 567 prime mover replaced by a 645 engine.

It was given model designation SD-M and roster number. 318. The EJ&E acquired the unit in 1998 and gave it roster number 818.

The C&I plans to continue using the locomotive until it is ready to be delivered to the museum.

C&I this summer deemed the 818 to be surplus. It will be the North Judson, Indiana, museum’s first EJ&E diesel and its first six-axle unit.

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