B&O Railroad Museum Unveils the Central New Jersey No. 1000: The First Commercial Diesel-Electric Locomotive in the World

On August 12, 2021 the B&O Railroad Museum unveils the complete cosmetic restoration of the Central New Jersey (CNJ) No. 1000: the first commercial diesel-electric locomotive in the world. The existing paint scheme from the 1950s was maintained, which was an olive green and the iconic Statue of Liberty emblem in gold.  This restoration was completed in memory of Robert D. Timpany, Trustee of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, and made possible with the generous support of individual donors and the Baltimore National Heritage Area.

On Thursday, August 12 at 12 noon,  the B&O Railroad Museum is offering a special preview of the CNJ No. 1000 with a turntable demonstration. Event is subject to change should weather prevent moving the locomotive. The locomotive debuts officially for Diesel Days, which showcases iconic diesel locomotives from the Museum’s fleet, on August 14-15, and remains on display in the Museum’s Roundhouse through August 31, 2021.

Please be advised face masks are required for all visitors, staff, and volunteers. The Museum’s full safety measures can be found at www.BORail.events/Visit.

-via Press Release


This article was posted on: August 11, 2021