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Owner: New Orleans Public Belt Railroad
Model:BLW VO-660Built As:NOPB 31 (VO-660)
Serial Number:62135Order No:
Frame Number:Built:0/1937
Notes:BLW 900HP model 8DE900/1
Other locos with this serial:  NOPB 32(VO-660)
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NOPB Baldwin 8DE900/1 32
Title:  NOPB Baldwin 8DE900/1 32
Description:  New Orleans Public Belt 32 was one of three 900-horsepower Baldwin model 8DE900/1 built as NOPB 31-33 in December 1937 at a cost of $89,870 each. (The NOPB's next three diesels, model VO660's bought in 1941-42, only cost $61,771 each.) These were the first Baldwin diesel-electric locomotives built specifically for a customer, and not as test beds or demonstrators. Here the 33 was heading upriver by the Douglas Public Service BLOCK Y WAREHOUSE at Iberville Street. All three of these were retired in 1969 and scrapped by Southern Scrap Materials in New Orleans in 1970. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  6/1/1954  Upload Date: 2/8/2019 4:13:15 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  J. PARKER LAMB photo
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NOPB 32(VO-660)
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