SW1500 358

SW1500 358 (date and location unknown)
SW1500 358

SW1500 358 (date and location unknown). Note the Texas plates on the car.

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3 Responses to SW1500 358

  1. Paul Bender says:

    The yellow locomotive appears to be a GE SL144. There is photographic evidence this locomotive was in ?Kansas City, KS in 1978.


    According to the info on rrpicturearchives.net, this was a demo unit built in December 1976.

  2. Paul Bender says:

    Incidentally, there is another photo of a very similar looking locomotive end in the archive:


    With SLsF 359 at Tulsa.

  3. Terry Jankowski says:

    We did try these GE units on the hump in Tulsa, and they were a complete flop. They wouldn’t pull anything to speak of up the hump from the bowl. The experiment did not last very long. When I ran them they were lone units, and I can’t imagine why the powers that be thought that these small units would work. I was told that the reason was to placate GE because of all the product that GE shipped on the Frisco. I don’t know if that was true or not, but thankfully, they went away quickly.

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