Saturday, January 10, 2009
Newest Engine at the Train Depot is an oldie but goodie.
Inland Lakes Railways has recently purchased a 1947 NW2 Diesel Engine to pull the passenger cars for the rail enthusiasts visiting Mount Dora to ride the train. It will soon receive a new paint job and be ready for action.
For train aficionados the NW2 "Road Switcher" was built by General Motors EMD Division. Only 143 of these were built between 1939 and 1949 and despite the suspended production during the war years the NW2 was their best seller. Boasting 1,000 HP the NW2 was a workhorse and there are dozens of these still in operation in yards all across America.
Come on out and ride the rails in Mount Dora. Visit Inland Lakes Railways to get your tickets.