Re: The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive
Author: NWPrailfanZMT
Date: 03-21-2012 - 17:15

George Andrews Wrote:
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> Big, burly, & powerful; yet it had style, too. EMD
> SD - 45X # 4202 would become Espee # 9504,
> retaining its' Metallic Blue & White EMD Demo
> paint scheme for several years with the cab
> numbers changed and SP letters on the nose
> replacing the GM letters.
While the increased
> radiator area & extra fan were added to help keep
> the 4200 H.P. prime mover cool, the SD - 45X was
> still prone to overheating in the snowsheds &
> tunnels of Donner Pass. While Espee would revert
> back to 3600 H.P. EMD's in their Tunnel Motors,
> the SD - 45X did pioneer the HT-C trucks & modular
> electronics that were so successful in the Dash 2
> line.


What color did SP do the letters on the nose of this unit? Was it re-lettered to SP on the sides or did they leave it lettered for EMD?



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive Pdxrailtransit 03-17-2012 - 12:13
  Re: The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive Jim 03-17-2012 - 12:31
  Re: The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive Espee99 03-17-2012 - 15:05
  Re: The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive George Andrews 03-17-2012 - 17:38
  Re: The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive NWPrailfanZMT 03-21-2012 - 17:15
  Re: The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive George Andrews 03-21-2012 - 20:29
  Re: The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive Jim 03-17-2012 - 18:09
  Not Close to The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive Marty Bernard 03-17-2012 - 19:06
  Re: Not Close to The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive Stevo del Applegato 03-17-2012 - 23:27
  Re: Not Close to The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive Rich Hunn 03-18-2012 - 14:02
  Only one locomotive better than a SD-45e Hutch 7.62 03-19-2012 - 19:59
  Re: Not Close to The Most Exquisite EMD Locomotive beverlyhelper 03-19-2012 - 20:21
  nevada rail symposium 2012 Daryl James 03-17-2012 - 15:46
  Re: nevada rail symposium 2012 Glen Brewer 03-18-2012 - 07:32


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