PROJECT SPONSORS

Project Managers: Chris Lantz and WD Miller

NICKEL PLATE ROAD DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE NO. 358

With its 16 cylinders, six axles and imposing black and gold pinstriping, diesel locomotive no. 358 was one of 20 constructed to replace the Nickel Plate Road's steam fleet in 1957. Designated "Special Duty," the more efficient SD9-type locomotive helped end the era steam power on the railroad and went on to serve the Norfolk & Western and Norfolk Southern for decades before it was retired and donated in 2010.

"Project 358" will restore the locomotive to its original cosmetic appearance and return it to operational condition, helping the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society tell the story of the end of steam and the beginning of the modern railroad era.

When restored, the 358 will operate with the 765 where additional motive power is needed, during special Engineer for an Hour sessions and for the general public throughout the year.

PROJECT UPDATES

Project 358

Over $6,000 raised as Project 358 makes strides in new year

Society grants $2,500 toward restoration effort, offers special donor plates for donations over $100.00 As…
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Project 358 Update – November, 2017

Submitted by W.D. Miller.  We've met an aggressive schedule of general maintenance and prep work.…

358 PARTS LIST

Inspections have revealed the 358 to be in good mechanical condition, worthy of a restoration to operation. Project 358 is seeking various parts for donation.

AIR COMPRESSOR

EMD Air compressor, lower cylinder clean-out plugs

ENGINE and GOVERNOR

Water pump drain cocks

MAIN GENERATOR and AUXILLARY GENERATOR:

D12B main generator brushes (60), Auxiliary generator brushes (8), Auxiliary driveshaft coupling, Alt field brushes (4)

WIRES and CONNECTORS

100 feet 550/24, 400 feet 1325/24, 100 feet 14ga control wire-exane 600 v, 50 feet, 12ga control wire-exane 2000 v, 550/24 crimp lug, single hole (20), 1325/24 crimp lug, blank (45), 1325/24 crimp splice (17), 1325/24 clasp half type connector (4), Large heat shrink with adhesive for 1235/24, Medium heat shrink with adhesive for 550/24

COOLING SYSTEM

A.C. fan contactors (4), Fuse clips for radiator fans (8)

AIR COMPRESSOR

Lower cylinder cleanout plugs

Miscellaneous

Spin on fuel filters (2), Oil filter elements (4), Air intake filter bags (2), Engine protector test valve, Cab shade (2), Engine room light fixture, EMD door latches (16), Mars Light, Cab heaters (2), Locomotive batteries (full set)
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STATS

Serial Number: 23172
Builder: Electro-Motive
Type: SD9
Height: 15ft
Weight: 360,000 lbs
Length: 60’- 8.5”
Tractive Effort (starting): 90,800lbs
Tractive Effort (continuous): 75,000lbs
Maximum Speed: 65MPH
Fuel: Diesel

TIMELINE

Built: 1957
Renumbered N&W 2358: 9/66
Renumbered NS 2958: 1983
Renumbered NS 57: 6/91
Retired: 2007
Donated: 2010
Rebuild: 2016 – Present

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