This post is regarding the SOO Line 800 series GE's.
Can anyone enlighten me about the number of units the SOO purchased and what was the date of purchase. Also, I understand that the SOO did not like those units and withdrew them from service within two or so years and they sat in the Shoreham dead line until their trust' s were paid off.
Also what was the disposition on those units? Did they have dynamic brakes? If they did, it is strange that the BN did not purchase them.
I remember them struggling up the hill from Camden Place in North Minneapolis to Shoreham. Quite a site!
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Here is a U30C roster: http://www.trainweb.org/jaydeet/u30c.htm .
Also check sites like http://www.railpictures.net/ for images of the SOO U30C Locos in action.
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