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SW900 Class lights?
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:45:02 AM »
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The CGW had a SC switcher #5 that was rebuilt into a SW900.  I've never paid much attention to it as it didn't fit into my modeling plans.  A photo showed up recently on E-Bay of the locomotive in CNW paint and I noticed something weird on the roof.  This unit has Class lights applied to the roof and the hood (this shows while still in CGW paint).



Any other roads have this?

I'm also trying to find out when that headlight was applied as all my CGW shots are from the front.  The studs for the old light are still there so I"m guessing this was a CNW thing.

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Re: SW900 Class lights?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 02:09:41 PM »
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Looks like there are class lights bugging out at the front corners as well.

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Re: SW900 Class lights?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 06:51:45 PM »
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The internet says it started as a SC #5 and was rebuilt into a SW9.

This is it now:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/Locopicture.aspx?id=203410
http://www.cnrphotos.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=106676

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Re: SW900 Class lights?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 09:45:52 PM »
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Looks like it also has a high (for such a unit) capacity fuel tank, with the lower "wings" wrapping around the air tanks. Class lights and MU equipment would allow this unit to be used as a road switcher, for short local jobs outside the yard.

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Re: SW900 Class lights?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 10:15:26 PM »
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Looks like it also has a high (for such a unit) capacity fuel tank, with the lower "wings" wrapping around the air tanks. Class lights and MU equipment would allow this unit to be used as a road switcher, for short local jobs outside the yard.

It looks like EMD threw all the upgrades on this unit for some reason.  The CGW certainly didn't order it this way.  I'm even seeing step lights too? I'll have to check if those are on the other pictures still in CGW paint.

I'm going to have to ask the old CGW hands about this.

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Re: SW900 Class lights?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 04:30:06 PM »
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That is one weird switcher!

Those SCs are odd to begin with, and that one's full of additional weirdness.

Neat.