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Date: 08/15/09 16:00
3 Switchers - B&O Lima, CB&Q GE and DMU EMD
Author: valmont

here's 3 for Switcher Saturday

#1 B&O Lima 1200HP #9390 Sept. 1966 Karl Henkels original slide

#2 CB&Q GE44T #9103 July 20, 1969

#3 Des Moines Union NW2 #5



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/15/09 16:01 by valmont.








Date: 08/15/09 16:21
Re: 3 Switchers - B&O Lima, CB&Q GE and DMU EMD
Author: ATSF100WEST

EXCELLENT AND RARE IMAGES, Valmont!

I wonder if NW2 5 of the Des Moines Union Railway (image #3) is an ex-Wabash unit - the all black body, with yellow sill and pilot striping, is identical to how they painted their switchers. The B&O Lima and the CB&Q GE 44 Tonner are FANTASTIC!

Thanks for sharing your FINE vintage images with us!

Bob

ATSF100WEST......Out



Date: 08/15/09 17:30
Re: 3 Switchers - B&O Lima, CB&Q GE and DMU EMD
Author: bnsfjth

ATSF100WEST Wrote:
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> I wonder if NW2 5 of the Des Moines Union Railway
> (image #3) is an ex-Wabash unit - the all black
> body, with yellow sill and pilot striping, is
> identical to how they painted their switchers.

DMU was co-owned by the Wabash and the Milwaukee. That is probably the reason for the paint.

-Justin



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