EMD8 Crescent


The EMD E8 was a 2,250-horsepower (1,678kW),  passenger train locomotive manufactured by General Motors’ (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois. The cab version, or E8A, was manufactured from August 1949 to December 1953, and 449 were produced, 7 for the Southern Railway. 
On the A&BR Kato E8s supply motive power for both of the Southern’s crack passenger trains - the Blue Ridge Crescent and the Mountain Queen.  Both wear the green and gold signature colors of the Southern’s principal passenger lines.