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Cotton Belt SW9

4 units delivered


Original No.s
0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 1058 1059
1060 1061 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
Re# 1965
0000 0000 0000 0000 2204 2205 2206 2207 0000 0000


Evidently the Cotton Belt SW9's were not delivered with MU capability, but were later fitted with this feature as well as hump throttles for working the Pine Bluff hump. The MU controls were of a non-standard type, so they could only MU with other Cotton Belt SW9's.

The SW9 is another locomotive model that was not rostered by the parent company SP.

Cotton Belt units were delivered in the scheme shown in the above photo.

Both TNO and SSW units were later 'rebuilt' into SW1200E's.


Prototype References:

  • Cotton Belt Locomotives by Strapac - page 183
  • SP Dieselization by Garmany - Chapter 9 Postwar Diesel Switchers.
  • Extra 2200 South, Issue 54, Oct/Nov/Dec. 1975 - SP Roster, Part I
  • Extra 2200 South, Issue 55, Jan/Feb/Mar. 1976 - SP Roster, Part II
  • Model Railroader Cyclopedia Vol.2 Page 45 - Plans for the very similar SW1200.
  • see also my SSW SW7 Info page
  • see also my SP SW1200 Info page
  • see also my SSW SW1200 Info page

Additional Information on this Page contributed by Bruce Conklin.

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