my ESPEE MODELERS ARCHIVE
California's Railroad to the U.S. 1861 - 1996
Cotton Belt SW7
4 units delivered
Cotton Belt had several locomotive models that were unique to them, and not owned by the parent company SP.
The SW7 was one of those, delivered in 1950 in the then new orange and black scheme, however, Cotton Belt had a slightly different orange and black scheme than SP's 'tiger stripe'.
The Cotton Belt locos were painted all over black, with the frame sill painted orange, SP wing shapes at each end of the sides, with no 'feathers', and the orange wrapped around the ends, under, but not over the radiators. At the cab end, the feather shape was only as high as the stepped area up to the cab so the orange likely wrapped around to the other side.
These units (as SW 7's) were not MU capable, so in theory, would only be seen operating by themselves.
Additional Information on this Page contributed by Bruce Conklin.
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