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  • July 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 654 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Modified Atlas SD24 with "new" top fan. by Gordon C. Bassett - Model photography by the author    SD-24 number 927 is the modified Atlas locomotive described in the November, 1975, issue of the Southwestern Prototype Model...
  • June 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,374 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by George Melvin UP SD24 402 is doing yard duty at East Los Angeles, CA, on April 18, 1982. Looking very good in the year of its retirement, it wears the 24 shield on the cab side and a smaller shield on the nose. Some of the red stripe on the side...
  • June 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,155 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by George Melvin With a 1,200-gallon fuel tank, air reservoir under the frame and lack of MU control, KCC 904 offered a distinctive look among SD24s. In green and yellow, the unit has the boxes for the MU hoses that it was never equipped with. The ...
  • June 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 985 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by George Melvin ICG SD20 2015 is fresh from the shop in the striking gray-and-orange ICG livery of the era. In fact, the stacks are capped with black plastic. It was rebuilt from SOU SD24 6342 and was the fourth ex-SOU unit finished in the SD20 pr...
  • June 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 995 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by George Melvin SOU SD24 2512 heads up a quartet of three-year-old SD24s being serviced at Youngtown Yard in Louisville, KY, on March 10, 1963. Louisville was another north end destination for the SOU SD24 fleet during its prime. Note the addition...
  • June 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,212 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by George Melvin A quartet of 11-month-old CB&Q SD24s wheel tonnage through Sandwich, IL, on April 24, 1960. The second unit is the ill-fated 508, the first of the series to be retired. Standard equipment included the high short hood, auxiliary...
  • June 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,008 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by George Melvin ATSF SD24 4508 shows off a fresh application of the yellow Warbonnet paint in this well-lit view at Argentine Yard on June 3, 1973. The MU boxes on the pilot have been modified, and this view shows the bit of sheet-metal overhang t...
  • May 31, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,194 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by George Melvin Santa Fe SD24 900, built in May 1959, was the first production SD24 after the single demonstrator/test-bed unit 5579 built ten months earlier in July 1958. Seen here at Barstow, CA, on November 5, 1969, with just over a decade of s...