|K&T Diesel 101-104|
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Locomotive 102 is a 1000 hp 1944 ALCO model S2 locomotive. It is one of the three original ALCO diesel-electric locomotives that were purchased in 1963 from the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. These three engines, 101, 102, and 103 retired K & T steam locomotives 10, 11 and 12 ending the era of steam on the Kentucky and Tennessee Railway until ALCO steam locomotive 14 was purchased and moved to the railroad in the 1990's. After the closing of the last coal mine on the railway, the Justus Mine, in 1987, locomotives 101, 103 and 104 (which was purchased later) would soon find a new home with a short line railroad in Arkansas leaving 102 as the sole remaining K & T locomotive in Stearns. It still performs freight service and also serves as a backup locomotive to 105 in scenic railway service.
Kentucky & Tennessee Railway #104