EMD switch engines with dynamic brakes

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EMD switch engines with dynamic brakes
Posted by NP Eddie on Friday, May 11, 2012 7:36 PM

I have seen a few photos of EMD switch engines with dynamic brakes.

Can anyone tell which roads had those locomotives?  I assume that the track was too light for a GP unit with DB's.

Thanks,

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, May 12, 2012 10:19 AM

LV and SP had SW8's with dynamic brakes.  UP TR5 sets also had them (can't locate pix).

LV SW8's   http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2633287

SP SW8    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2098022

Simpson Timber SW1200   http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1963502 

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:21 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

LV and SP had SW8's with dynamic brakes.  UP TR5 sets also had them (can't locate pix).

LV SW8's   http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2633287

SP SW8    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2098022

Simpson Timber SW1200   http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1963502 

The DB installations do not appear to be the same on each of the engines.

         

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, May 14, 2012 10:01 AM

The difference in D/B installations is due in part to the fact that the SW8 has a V-8 engine, allowing more space within the hood for the D/B while the SW1200 has a V-12, forcing the D/B on top of the hood.

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Posted by artpeterson on Monday, May 14, 2012 3:01 PM

West Virginia Northern also had one SW1200, their number 52, which had the DB installation.  Stiff grades, tight curves, and loaded coal hoppers gave them good reason to use the DB on that loco.  Hope this helps, Art

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Posted by West Coast S on Sunday, May 20, 2012 11:52 AM

Interesting fact regarding SP 1125, note the lowered headlight,  dead give away it was among a small group that included several non DB SW9's factory equipped with barrel safety lights-useful for grade crossing protection while in service on the PE ! 

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Posted by efftenxrfe on Sunday, May 20, 2012 10:27 PM

Re: the caption

on the linked pic of SP 1125.

We sold-off the SD&AE (the Tijuana y Tecate remained owned by Baja California Del Norte) to a short-line operater, Kyle if memory doesn't betray, in, again memory permitting, October 1978.

Kyle called its operation the SD & IV and as I recall the engs. assigned at takeover were leased to it. EMD Geeps with large SDIV on the long hoods later showed, by '82.

That an 1100 in '84 was in San Diego in pristine (for that era) SP paint  astounds this LA Div RFE who rode and for a while ran the last SP-owned SD&AE train on the T&T.

We pulled a few empty grain  cars from the Cervesa Tecate Brewery which sterilized  the T&T of U.S. owned stuff.  The last train's engine consist was 1100's but which ones...... I didn't record.

I left the crew at the western border crossing,  San Ysidro,  and haven't been back. They took the train to interchange to the AT&SF.

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Posted by NP Eddie on Wednesday, July 04, 2012 5:53 PM

I located a picture of the WVN #52 on page 34 of January 1964 "Trains".

 

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Posted by SSW9389 on Thursday, February 01, 2018 9:04 AM

When did Phelps Dodge NW2s 1 and 2 get dynamic brakes? They were built in May 1939 by EMC. 

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