GE 44-ton Switcher (CSRR #15)

GE 44-ton Switcher (CSRR #15)
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Original Maine Central 15. The GE 44-ton switcher is a 4-axle diesel locomotive built by General Electric between 1940 and 1956. It was designed for industrial and light switching duties, often replacing steam locomotives that had previously been assigned these chores. This locomotive’s specific 44-short ton weight was directly related to one of the efficiencies the new diesel locomotives offered compared to their steam counterparts, reduced labor intensity.

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