by Jeff Smith
https://railfan.com/ex-navy-80-tonners- ... nnecticut/
After lengthy military careers, a pair of recent U.S. Navy retirees are the newest members of a unique group of veterans in Connecticut. A common thread connecting these group members is that they are all General Electric 80-tonners. The entity assembling the fastest-growing fleet of this long-discontinued diesel model is the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat on Connecticut’s historic Valley Railroad.