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Salada
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No, not the US Border Guard in action.

GE E60C-2s and an older E60C (single end cab)
hauling coal empties on the Black Mesa & Lake Powell RR,
one of the few overhead electric systems in the US.

When first built, this was the highest voltage overhead catenary in the world, at 50KV.

BM&LPRR acquired the locos from the former Mexican State RR,
after the cutback of their planned electrification programme.




















All photos by Salada, taken near Kayenta AZ.


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Michael


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Have learned the whole operation has been shut down,
and the line is in process of dismantling.

Visited three times - 1981, 1994, 2013

Last time I noticed the repainted Mexican unit had a custom platform on one end,
maybe for MOW work. 





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Came to my mind, some of you with a taste for weird stuff,
might enjoy my freelance Milwaukee E60 conversions.

There are many variations, units with blanked out cabs, a cabless booster.
Everything the guys did to the boxcabs back then.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55122337@N06/albums/72157687239971472



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