General Motors-Electro Motive Division
EMD Instruction Manual: Diesel Freight Locomotives
This is an operator’s manual for the “FT” model diesel freight locomotive built by EMD during World War II. The FT was the first successful diesel locomotive for over-the-road freight service in the United States. EMD presented their customers with these specially made manuals. Each customer’s manual had a special cover to match the paint scheme of their new FT Locomotives. The FT’s would last in service into the 1950s, when they would be replaced by newer locomotives.