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Southern Pacific TEBU

Tractive Effort Booster Unit

1600 - 1613

14 units delivered

image of HO Scale model TEBU copyright 1997 Joe Fugate

Model References:

  • Model Railroader Sep. '93, Page 116. - MR Workshop article brief description of possible kitbash method.
  • TEBU Plans from Tom Fassett.

So to help you along, here are some MK Erection Drawings for the first TEBU #1600. The SP built units #1601-1613 were slightly different, so bear this in mind when scratchbuilding your TEBU.

Prototype References:

  • SP Motive Power Review 1983 - 1985 by Joe Strapac Page 70 - 6 pages of Tebu history and photo's, no plans though...
  • SP 1987/88 Motive Power Pictorial by Joe.W.Shine, Page 89.
  • SP.....into the '90's by Joe.W.Shine, Page 162. Has some good photo's of these units.
  • SP 1995 Motive Power Annual - by Bill Shippen.
  • SP in Transition - by Bill Shippen and Joe Shine.

If anybody out there has any further references, that are available to anyone, please let me know, so that I can include it here.

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