Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cotton Belt / UP 1068

Cotton Belt - San Francisco  2015

"The St. Louis Southwestern Railway (reporting mark SSW), known by its nickname of 'The Cotton Belt Route' or simply Cotton Belt, is a former US Class I railroad which operated between St. Louis, Missouri, and various points in the states of Arkansas and Texas from 1891 to 1992.

"Many former SSW locomotives are used by Union Pacific today, although few still sport unmodified 'Cotton Belt' paint. Most of the remaining units have been repainted into the UP scheme, while others wear patched SSW paint with a UP shield logo and new numbers applied over the SSW number."

This engine seen from the window of a Caltrain commuter car.

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