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|Delaware & Hudson 16|
|Type and origin|
|Builder||American Locomotive Company|
|Model||PA-1; rebuilt as "PA-4"|
|AAR wheel arr.||A1A-A1A|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Prime mover||ALCO 251|
|Engine type||Four-stroke diesel engine|
|Maximum speed||120 mph (193 km/h)|
|Power output||2,400 hp (1,790 kW)|
|Operator(s)||Delaware and Hudson Railway, MBTA Commuter Rail, Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico|
|Official name||Marvin A. Davis|
|Current owner||Smithsonian Institution|
|Disposition||Stored out of service|
Delaware & Hudson #16 is a PA-4 locomotive rebuilt by Morrison-Knudsen in 1974 from an ALCO PA-1. It is one of only 6 surviving PAs.
The rebuilt locomotives pulled the Adirondack for two years, until March 1977 when Amtrak stopped using Delaware and Hudson Railway equipment and introduced the Turboliners. Attempts to use the locomotive in freight service were disappointing and it was leased to MBTA Commuter Rail. Its last revenue run in the United States took place on October 13, 1978. The locomotive was sold to the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico, where it was run until mechanical failure.
D&H 16 was bought by Doyle L. McCormack and donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Plans are to cosmetically restore the locomotive as the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway PA-1 that it was rebuilt from and to display it in the National Museum of American History. As of 2011, however, it is stored out of sight in Portland, Oregon.
The locomotive is named Marvin A. Davis after the Delaware and Hudson's Senior Rail Foreman.References
|D&H 16 and 18 lead the Adirondack southbound on February 14, 1976.|
|Several photos of D&H 16 in service from 1969 through 1978 and in preservation in the late 2000s.|