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The EMD SW1500 was a locomotive produced by EMD from 1966 to 1974. Intended as a switcher, the EMD SW1500 was very much capable of road duties and many are still used for this role today, this is further compounded by the fact most were delivered with Flexicoil trucks rather than AAR switcher trucks. Parts are still readily available for the SW1500 and, due to their reliability, are most likely to continue in serivce for the forseeable future.
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A scruffy BNSF SW1500

Technical Data Edit

The EMD SW1500 was equipped with an EMD 12-645 of 1500hp(hence SW1500). It is capable of a top speed of 60 m.p.h and was equipped with straight air brakes.

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