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Cotton Belt

63 units delivered

3 units to SSW

SSW as delv'd 270 271 272
Re# 1965 2888 2889 2890

Southern Pacific's RSD5's, came in two varieties; branchline/switcher and road/helper service.

SSW's 3 units were classed as switchers so were setup long hood forward.

More to follow...

I have only turned up one modeling article so far, so a photo is going to be a must, if you want to get it right.

see also: SP RSD5's

see also: TNO RSD5's

Prototype References:

  • SP Motive Power Annual 1966-67 - has a photo of 5505 in 1964.
  • SP Motive Power Annual 1967-68 - has a photo of T&NO 155 in Road Switcher paint.
  • SP Motive Power Annual 1967-68 - Twenty Eight Years of ALCo Diesels mentions RSD5's.
  • SP Motive Power Annual 1968-69 - has a photo of 2878 in Black Widow.
  • SP Motive Power Annual 1970 - has a photo of (ex T&NO 169) 2870 probably in Blood Nose.
  • SP Motive Power Review 1978-79 - Article on Dieselization of the T&NO - covers RSD5's in text and Blood Nose photo's.
  • SP Dieselization by Garmany - Chapter 13 has photos.
  • Diesel Era Mar/Apr 1998 Vol.9 No.2 - ALCo's RSD4/5's, pages 11-26, 54 - 59.
  • SP Historic Diesels Vol.8 Alco Roadswitcher Locomotives by Joe Strapac

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