RailPictures.Net Photo: SSW 7657 St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) EMD GP40-2 at City of Industry, California by Craig Walker
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St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) (more..)
EMD GP40-2 (more..)
City of Industry, California, USA (more..)
April 01, 1983
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SSW 7657 (more..)
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Craig Walker (more..)
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12,000 horsepower is at work as a quartet of four-year-old Cotton Belt GP40-2s, led by SSW 7657, kicks up dust as they pull a piggyback train through City of Industry, California, on April 1st, 1983. This eastbound is passing one of SP's iconic hotbox detectors which, in the event of a hotbox (an overheating truck journal) would display the axle number in lights after the train passed, so that the crew in the caboose would know which axle to check.
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