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Branch line service

By | September 2, 2021

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Diesel locomotive with side handrails and a black roof

Diesel locomotive with side handrails and a black roof

Branch line service

The Milwaukee Road ordered the lightweight EMD SDL39 for use on its light-rail branch lines. The railroad bought five of the locomotives in 1969 and followed with an order for another five in 1972. The 2,300-hp unit is equipped with a 12-cylinder 645E3 prime mover and 1,200-gallon fuel tank. EMD photo

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