GE 44-Ton PE 1650

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General Electric 44-ton diesel locomotive decorated as Pacific Electric no. 1650.

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  • Bob Davis
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    It’s a General Electric 44-ton diesel. A numberl of the SP subsidiaries had these (Visalia Electric, Petaluma and Santa Rosa as well as PE). I don’t think any of the PE units still exist. One spent many years on the Moscow, Camden & San Augustine in Texas with the platform for its “dummy” trolley pole still in place as a “spotting feature”. Visalia Electric 502 is preserved at Western Ry. Museum near Fairfield CA.

  • Bob Davis
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    The last PE 44-ton GE was 1654. I put out the word on Trainorders.com and Railway Preservation News requesting any updates, because the last news I had was from 1971. Latest report is that PE 1654 (later T&NO 17 and Moscow Camden & San Augustine 17) wound up as an industrial switcher in Logansport, Indiana. It survived into the 21st Century but succumbed to fire damage several years ago and was scrapped. It reminded me of the fate of Henry Huntington’s private car “Alabama”–destroyed by fire far from home rails.

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