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Locomotives - SW1000 (switcher)

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Locomotives SW1000 - VIA Rail Canada

Model:
Locomotive SW1000

Built by:
General Motors Electro-Motive Division

Engine:
8-645E

Horsepower:
1,000

Weight:
104,328 kg (230,000 lb)

Top speed:
100 km/h (62 mi/h)

Built between:
November 1966-January 1967

Number of units in fleet:
2

Did you know?

  • This locomotive is not used to pull passenger trains on principal routes. Instead, it manouevres cars around the yards of VIA's Montréal Maintenance Centre.
  • These locomotives previously spent 20 years in the service of Inland Steel, a mining company located in Indiana (United States).
  • This type of locomotive - called a "switcher" - cannot provide the train with electricity.

 

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