Posted by Kurt Wayne on January 8, 2020 
This locomotive, 5313-1, used to be Southern Pacific 7443. If that rings a bell, it's likely because engine 7443 is one of the two helper locomotives that survived the horrific 1989 crash in San Bernardino (CA, USA) of a runaway train off Cajon Pass. In addition to the crew (2 of 5 of whom lost their lives that day) having been given an improper, undercalculated consist weight, said train was also found to only have two engines (out of four lead and two helpers) to have fully functioning dynamic brakes, with 7443 being one of the two. The 7443 was the only one of the two survivors to see further work on the SP after repair, being finally retired in 2000 before its sale to new owners below the equator.
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