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Matched set of SP AC4400CW’s – Pic of the Day

February 20, 2010

3 SP AC4400CW's await a fresh crew at Franklin Park, IL on Oct. 5, 1997

Matched sets of 4400 HP GE’s were short-lived on the SP. The 100-378 AC4400CW’s and the 8100-8200 CW4400-9’s arrived on the SP in 1995 and 1994, respectively.

UP control over the SP became official Sept. 11, 1996, but motive power patterns remained the same for a time after the merger. The era of matched sets of 4400 HP GE’s lasted 2-3 years at most. That’s just not fair…

PS-It must be noted that the only way SP was able to swing the roughly $5 billion purchase of  380 new GE’s was because the UP/SP merger was in the works. GE and the banks knew that they would get paid…

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  1. Andy Pierce permalink
    February 20, 2010 4:40 pm

    Good ole’ days

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