BSRM 8619
BSRM 8619 is a model SW-8, diesel-electric switcher built by the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors in LaGrange, IL. It was built in February 1953, and is equipped with a model 8-567-B, eight-cylinder diesel engine, which generates 800 hp. Built for the New York Central Railroad as number 9619, it was designated class DES-18C. It became Penn Central 8619 in 1968, and was passed on to Conrail in 1976.

BSRM purchased 8619 from Conrail in 1985. Museum volunteers restored the unit and painted it in a scheme reminiscent of the New Haven’s own fleet of diesel switchers. Visit our website for more information.
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