RailPictures.Net Photo: MILW 1012 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific EMD GP30 at Rondout, Illinois by Tom Farence
 
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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (more..)
EMD GP30 (more..)
Milwaukee Road C&M Division Rondout (more..)
Rondout, Illinois, USA (more..)
June, 1965
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MILW 1012 (more..)
MILW 244 (more..)
Tom Farence (more..)
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Photog CHIONE.......from my collection.....GP30's 340-355 later re-numbered 1000-1015 were ordered and delivered from EMD in 1963 for the XL Special 261 and the Thunderhawk 262 operating between Chicago and Tacoma.......It wasn't long before these units were found to be a poor choice with their 15 stage transition and excessive wheel slip......new sanders were added and actual scrap metal was welded to the frames to make them heavier to no avail.....these units were placed on the secondary mainlines such as the R&SW and KC mainlines and replaced with new GP35's in 1965 and the GP40's in 1966-68.........
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