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Shortline savior

By | July 28, 2021

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Red-and-white diesel switcher locomotives in a road crossing

Red-and-white diesel switcher locomotives in a road crossing

Shortline savior

North Carolina’s Laurinburg & Southern was a GE 70-tonner bastion in the Southeast. A pair works Dixie Guano in Laurinburg in September 1984. The GE small locomotive line enabled great savings for short lines that adopted them, keeping some of them running for years longer than if powered by steam. Jim Wrinn photo

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