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Detailed Information

Name: B&O No.6607
Other Numbers: B&O No. 3414
Railroad of Record: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Type of Locomotive: GM-EMD model GP-9, 1750 hp passenger road locomotive
Builder No.:  22256
Manufacturer: General Motors, Electro-Motive Division
Date Built: October 1956
Status: Operational


Locomotive Weight: 126 tons
Prime Mover: EMD V-16,model 567-C (two cycle), 1750 hp
Starting Tractive Effort: 63,275 lbs.

In January 1954, General Motors began producing the GP-9 as the successor to the GP-7. The new GP-9s were powered by EMD 567C engines, which generated 1750 horsepower. The new type was offered with or without a cab. Production of the GP-9 ended in December 1959.

In October of 1956, the B&O purchased the GP-9 No. 3414. In 1958, the No. 3414 was reassigned and regeared for freight service, although it retained its steam generator for emergency passenger service. At this time, it was renumbered as the No. 6607.  The No. 6607 was originally used in passenger service between Cincinnati and Detroit. After nearly three decades in freight service, it was retired on July 16, 1986. After its retirement, the No. 6607 was purchased by Golden Spike Railroad Services. In 1994, the No. 6607 was acquired by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, where it received nine months of restoration. The original style of body skirting was reapplied and the B&O passenger color scheme of blue, grey, black, and gold was applied.
 

 

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