my ESPEE MODELERS ARCHIVE
California's Railroad to the U.S. 1861 - 1996
Southern Pacific MP15DC
2690 - 2701
12 units delivered
The MP15DC was a result of EMD's continual refinement of their products, and the fulfilling of railroad's needs.
It was an advancement of the SW1500, with better Blomberg B road trucks, and space for a toilet, making it 'more' suitable for road service.
Its only fault lay in the radiator front air intake, which tended to be blocked by other locos when being run in multiple units.
The radiator air intake was fixed on the next model; the MP15AC.
Of the 12 units, only 1 of them #2700, making it into the Kodachrome Merger Scheme back in 1987.
SP's units came fully optioned, as per SP standard practice, with full light packages, multiple unit capability and a larger air filter box in front of the cab.
As at June 25th 1998 - SP 2700, was still sporting it's Kodachrome colors, and was spotted at the Hardy Yd., in Houston, TX. - information courtesy Howard Bingham.
On October 31st 1999 - SP 2700 was working UP's Settegast Yard in Houston, TX. still sporting Kodachrome paint. - information courtesy Rich Bussinger.
See also my SP MP15AC Page for more info.
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