Photo By: Kevin Morgan

Sitting in the equipment yard, this SW600 (#15-1, Public Service of Colorado) normally works at the Cherokee power plant off the Belt Industrial Lead near York Street. The unit shove coal trains through the rotary tilt. Apparently it is having some problems though and has been (temporarily) replaced by a UP unit. The switcher is seen here sitting in the Equipment Yard at the same place where UP 1989 was unveiled in June 2006!
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Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 At 12:53:44 AM (PT)

Benjamin, by all mean, nitpick! I'm by no means an expert on some of the earlier units such as the switchers. My spotting abilities don't really start until the GP30/SD38 era. In any case, after doing a bit of research, I believe you are correct!  
 
It looks like Public Service had two switchers, one numbered 15-1:1 and one numbered 15-1:2. The former was an SW600 built in September of 1962. The latter was an SW1001 built in November 1973. This must've been 15-1:2 as it definitely fits the profile of an SW1001. Thanks!!


Posted By Benjamin On Monday, April 14, 2008 At 2:05:18 PM (PT)

Not to nitpick, but i believe this unit is actually an SW-1001 built in 73'. Kinda neat to know where it's hiding right now, i think i just missed seeing it the other day!

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Location Information
City or County and State
Denver, CO

Subdivision
Yard Shots

Milepost or Control Point
Superintendents Spur




Train Information
Railroad
PS
Model
SW600
Unit Number
PS 15-1



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 20D
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
70 mm
Shutter
1/250 seconds
Aperture
f/7.1


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