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Owner: Southern
Model:EMD SD24Built As:SOU 6950 (SD24)
Serial Number:25621Order No:5606
Frame Number:5606-24Built:12/1959
Other locos with this serial:  CNW 6641(SD18M) AGPX 6641(SD18) WSOR 6641(SD18) SOU 6344(SD24)
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SOU 6344
Title:  SOU 6344
Description:  Southern SD24's weren't very common in New Orleans, so finding two of them on the same train was a real treat! These units - along with an SD45 - are on the Houston-Birmingham run-though train from the Southern Pacific. As was usual at the time, an Espee crew has parked the train on the New Orleans Terminal Co. westbound track at Frenchman Street. Eventually a rested Southern road crew will get on board and head for Meridian as train 194. The 6344 was built as NO&NE 6950, while the 6301 was originally SOU 2503. Both units were retired the year after this photo was taken, and both were de-turbocharged for new careers on the Chicago & North Western. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  12/31/1977  Upload Date: 4/27/2009 4:40:34 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOU 6344(SD24)
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