Now that most of MRL's older SD45's, the "flares", have been retired,
It is nice to see one still alive and earning its keep.
NIWX 375 works for the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad and
is seen on the Geiger Spur on 7/28/2011.
This unit was ordered by the Pennsy in 1968...
Passing through Cheney, WA, last week, we hoped we could locate this SD45. Not only did we find it, but it was parked in a clear spot (shot was taken from a "public" parking lot) and in beautiful light.
An SP SD45R leads the southbound Coast Starlight into San Jose, CA, back in June 1985. I was 15, school was out, I lived a mile from the SP San Jose Roundhouse, and I had my first 35mm camera. Too bad I wasn't shooting slides back then. All-manual Canon "FT" (fitting for a railfan!)...
MRL SD19-1 #652, 1 of 2 SD19-1's that MRL has, sits at Livingston along with some MRL GP9's & an SD45. Although #651 & #652 are classified as SD19-1's by MRL, the two look totaly different, while #652 (shown here) may look more like an SD38, #651 looks alot more like an SD7/SD9.
2 locos w/ flared radiators, an MRL SD70ACe & an MRL SD45 sit at Laurel yard. The SD45 apears kinda shiney, making it look like it might have gotten washed recently. Most of MRL's SD45's that I see are usualy covered with a nice layer of dirt, soot, ect...
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