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R.I sw 1500 Diesel switchers.

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R.I sw 1500 Diesel switchers.
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 8, 2003 11:29 PM
I would like to know if Rock Island S. W. 1500 switch engines were all powered with 1500 H.P. diesel 567 engines in 8 cylinder or 12 cylinder? I think there were only 10 of them that worked armourdale yard, correct ? Also, I'm not sure exactly where Armourdale yard is. Is it in Kansas City?These were rebuilt during the "Capital Rebuitd Program "right before the end, correct?........does anyone know for sure about all this?............I try to model the Rock island stuff as closely as I can..........Machinistman.
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R.I sw 1500 Diesel switchers.
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 8, 2003 11:29 PM
I would like to know if Rock Island S. W. 1500 switch engines were all powered with 1500 H.P. diesel 567 engines in 8 cylinder or 12 cylinder? I think there were only 10 of them that worked armourdale yard, correct ? Also, I'm not sure exactly where Armourdale yard is. Is it in Kansas City?These were rebuilt during the "Capital Rebuitd Program "right before the end, correct?........does anyone know for sure about all this?............I try to model the Rock island stuff as closely as I can..........Machinistman.
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Posted by SSW9389 on Thursday, September 25, 2003 7:46 AM
Rock Island did have 10 SW1500s built in 1966 numbered 940-949. These locomotives were built with the 12 cylinder 645E engine. I believe Amourdale Yard is in Kansas City, Missouri. Check online for the Rock Island Technical Society for more Rock Island information.
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Posted by SSW9389 on Thursday, September 25, 2003 7:46 AM
Rock Island did have 10 SW1500s built in 1966 numbered 940-949. These locomotives were built with the 12 cylinder 645E engine. I believe Amourdale Yard is in Kansas City, Missouri. Check online for the Rock Island Technical Society for more Rock Island information.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 25, 2003 7:05 PM
Thanks for the information, It is greatly appreciated!...............machinistman...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 25, 2003 7:05 PM
Thanks for the information, It is greatly appreciated!...............machinistman...

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