Ingersoll-Rand Number 90 Diesel Locomotive, 1926

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Ingersoll-Rand Number 90 Diesel Locomotive, 1926

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Artifact

Diesel-electric locomotive

Date Made

1926

Summary

This is one of the earliest diesel-electric locomotives used on American railroads. Diesel-electrics offered many advantages over steam locomotives. They required less maintenance, were more fuel-efficient, and could be operated by smaller crews. This locomotive's body houses an Ingersoll-Rand diesel engine that drives a General Electric generator, which in turn powers electric motors on the axles.

Object ID

70.96.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ingersoll-Rand Company.

Henry Ford Museum
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Ingersoll-Rand Number 90 Diesel Locomotive, 1926

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