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Date: 11/27/21 20:02
Strasburg Rail Road SW8 8618
Author: ssloansjca

Strasburg Rail Road (SRC) SW8 8618 is at Strasburg, PA on Sunday, July 7, 2019.
According to good sources SRC 8618 was built in 1953 by EMD as a model SW8, NYC 9618 builder's number 16193. It was renumbered to NYC 8618, becoming PC 8618 and CR 8618 before being sold.
Roadnames and numbers for this locomotive include: LBC 1500, LTEX 8618, NYC/PC/CR 8618, SRC 8618.

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Steve Sloan
San José, CA

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Date: 11/27/21 20:29
Re: Strasburg Rail Road SW8 8618
Author: wcamp1472

Complete with manuallly capped exhaust stack....
A critical necessity to avoid a bad circumstance of rain water
accumulating in one or more cylinders...

There are other ways that RRs used to avoid that circumstance
that were also used.



Date: 11/28/21 06:53
Re: Strasburg Rail Road SW8 8618
Author: raytc1944

I like that the SRR used correct NYC style lettering font.

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