American Electric's shop switcher sits along side Highway 2 making it easy to photograph.
On display outside Alliance, Nebraska's American Electric Power facility is this rare critter. An 1100 horsepower switcher built by GE. It worked several railroads, including CNW and BN.
One of the few Southern System 35s with EMD trucks, this unit has had its high hood chopped. Out of sight is a single "torpedo tube" air tank. I don't think I have ever seen a single before. Th... (more)
Probably a 100-tonner, you just have to look at the plate. It's really amazing how much these GE industrials vary. This entire railroad is gone now. They ran electrics from the mine to the pla... (more)
1978 built 1100 hp GE SL144 assigned to American Electric Power Service’s Alliance Railcar Repair facility. Unit was delivered as CNW 1199, then became BN 1101, then Southwest Electric Power 1101... (more)
Appearing to be an N-scale model on HO trucks is American Electric Power 1101, one of two GE SL144 switchers built. (Withers' "Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide" refers to them as model SL136.)... (more)