My Favorite Rail Road

December 11, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

As a kid I remember visiting my grandparents in Cordele, Georgia.  Cordele is the home to two mainline railroads, CSX and Norfolk and Southern.  The Seaboard RR, as my grandfather called it, followed the joining of the Seaboard Coast Line RR and the Chessie System RR.  I remember watching the sleek black SCL F7 engines racing through town.  The picture you see in this blog is a SD45 Seaboard Coast Line RR engine at the Birmingham, Alabama shops.  I love the black and gold colors with the gold stripes down the side.  The SD45 engine came out in 1965, having 3600Hp.  There were 1260 units built by EMD.  SCL 8915 was built in 1968 and began as SCL number 2015.  It was last seen as UP 2669 in 2004 as a SD40M-2.

 


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