Lithograph, Maine Central 2000 H.P. Diesel Passenger Locomotive, circa 1950

Summary

From 1941 to 2005, General Motors produced diesel-electric locomotives through its Electro-Motive Division (EMD) subsidiary, headquartered in La Grange, Illinois. This lithograph features a 2000 horsepower EMD E7A locomotive leading a Maine Central Railroad passenger train. Diesel locomotives required less maintenance and fewer crew members than their steam counterparts, which led to their widespread adoption after World War II.

From 1941 to 2005, General Motors produced diesel-electric locomotives through its Electro-Motive Division (EMD) subsidiary, headquartered in La Grange, Illinois. This lithograph features a 2000 horsepower EMD E7A locomotive leading a Maine Central Railroad passenger train. Diesel locomotives required less maintenance and fewer crew members than their steam counterparts, which led to their widespread adoption after World War II.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

circa 1950

Subject Date

circa 1950

Creators

Dedek, Ben 

Creator Notes

Artwork by Ben Dedek.

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

85.15.1.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 26 in

Width: 17 in

Inscriptions

Print reads under image: 2000 H.P. Diesel Passenger Locomotive. Designed and built by Electro-Motive Division, General Motors, La Grange, Illinois. Artist name in lower right corner: Ben Dedek Printed top center: General Motors Locomotive Printed on locomotive: Maine Central

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