SP 1518 leads the caboose train east past Johnson siding.
The very first SD type locomotive, built in May 1951 as General Motors Electro-Motive Division's prototype Demonstrator #990. The 1518 is viewed here in yard 2 at IRM.
SP 1518 leads the caboose train east of Union.
SP 1518 rests at IRM.
Thank goodness for railway museums and their ability to keep and show locomotives that would otherwise be lost to the scrappers torch. SP 1518, the first SD7 built, pulls a short freight at Diesel... (more)
Most of the diesel days power sits awaiting the event to start
The 1518 was the first "SD" unit produced by EMD. Built in 1951 and after many years of service on the Southern Pacific the 1518 now resides at the Illinois Railway Museum and operates ... (more)
SP 1518 on the coach train at the Illinois Railway Museum.
SP 1518, the first SD-Series locomotive, sits at the Illinois Railway Museum
The first "SD" built, May 1951. Late evening sun highlights another of the historic units at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Southern Pacific 1518, the first SD7 ever built, is powering the Illinois Railway Museum's demonstration trains on Memorial Day weekend. This unit has not been restored but is a great locomotive, ... (more)
SP 1518 (The first SD-7 built) rolls an 8 car ballast train through Johnson Siding westbound. The train was unloaded along the mainline in preparation of surfacing work to the track.
IRM Passenger Train loading on station Track 1 for Kishwaukee Grove
SP 1518, the first SD7 ever, sits at IRM along with MILW 760 and Illinois Terminal 1605.
A group of engines idle around Barn 2, from Left to Right: SP SD7 #1518, UP DD40AX #6930, Nekoosa Paper Alco S-3 #14, Dardanelle & Russellville SC #14, and ComEd SW1 #15