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California's Railroad to the U.S. 1861 - 1996
Cotton Belt GP7
1 unit delivered
This unit was purchased by Cotton Belt in 1950, numbered SSW 320, had a steam generator for backup passenger duties, but no dynamic brakes.
Originally painted in Daylight colors with yellow handrails, stanchions and grab irons and lettered St.L.S-W. (ST. LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN).
In 1952 it was renumbered to 304, still lettered St.L.S-W.
Cotton Belt lettering came in 1955-56.
Sometime between 1955 and 1959 it received the Cotton Belt's variation of Black Widow paint.
In 1959-60 the steam generator was removed after the cessation of passenger trains on the Cotton Belt.
By 1968 it was in standard scarlet and grey (Blood(y) Nose) paint still numbered 304.
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