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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Switcher 200 + Slug 701
Cape Ann 200, an EMD SW-1, is the yard switcher assigned to Davis Yard. Here it seen entering the yard from the intermodal terminal, pulling a sting of shipping containers. It used to struggle with long cuts of cars until it got mated to switching slug 701.
200 is an AHM, slug 701 was made by splicing and shortening two AHM GP-18’s (like 714 in the foreground).