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British SW1001
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:58:57 PM »
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So a while ago I recall seeing a picture of a British EMD Switcher that was (or bore a almost spot on resemblance) of an SW1000 or SW1500.  Seems like it was working a steel mill and had the typical Link and Buffer coupling system.  (I thought it was Railpictures.net, but maybe not.. but I can't find it now).

Does anyone else recall this and have the link to it?

~Ian

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Re: British SW1000/1500..?.?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 11:04:13 PM »
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.... This but an SW1500 (And the photo I remember was black and white.)
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Re: British SW1000/1500..?.?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 11:31:12 PM »
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is that an S2 or an S4? I might have to model that.
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Re: British SW1001
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 11:35:08 PM »
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I am by no means an Alco Expert.. but Maybe.. S-1s?

http://www.philt.org.uk/Industrial/PT/

Ex UP..??
https://www.flickr.com/photos/linda_chen/11482723745/

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Re: British SW1001
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 11:54:58 PM »
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FOUND IT!...  It was an SW1001..

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=350272&nseq=0

Apparently they intended to order 2, and EMD convinced them they could achieve the reliability they needed with 1, and the reliability lead them to order the first British Class 59 (SD40-2) and EMD dominance in the UK since then.  ~Ian
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Re: British SW1001
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 12:35:35 AM »
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I can dig it. Out of my modelling era, but still darn cool.
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Re: British SW1001
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 01:40:00 AM »
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Yep - Foster Yeoman.  Either Trains or R&R had a report on their American diesels, including the story of EMD telling them they only needed one switcher.  I have no idea when the article was published, but it was many years ago.
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