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St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt) 8044

GE B40-8 diesel-electric locomotive

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St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt) 8044 GE B40-8 diesel-electric locomotive leading a freight train into the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

(SSW 8044, SSW, GE B40-8, SP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 28 September 1998 at Proviso Yard).     Image size is available.

SSW 8044 was built in August 1988, GE B40-8, builder number 45692. Union Pacific plans to renumber SSW 8044 to UP 5653. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

SSW 8044: freight locomotive, GE B40-8, 4,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of SSW 8044: AAR car type D117 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 66' 4", width 10' 3", height 15' 4"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, December 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 8 December 2019 at 11:10. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.