Classic Railroad Quiz (at least 50 years old).

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:16 AM

The railroad is the Virginian.  The squareheads were Alco-Westinghouse products.  The subsequent power (EL-2B's and EL-C's) came from GE.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by rcdrye on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:20 PM

The Squareheads were built by Alco at VGN's request.  Originally supposed to be built at Alco's Richmond plant, the bodies were built at Schenctady.  GE apparently declined to provide the rotary phase converters, so Westinghouse gear was used.

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