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Keith 55

Cotton Belt GP60

This unpatched SSW GP60 was doing some switching in an industrial area of downtown San Antonio, on the evening of July 11, 2005.
Great to see a Cotton Belt GP60 still unpatched, but damn you, Union Pacific, GP60's are meant for high speed intermodal service, not lowly switching and local duties! Anyway, nice catch.
See also: http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7494 for another SSW GP60 I caught the same day.

We have maybe a dozen GP60s doing local work in San Antonio--all the yards, downtown, switching, flying up the spurs...times change.
UP intermodals around here these days are powered with SD70, Dash9 and C45ACCTE pairs.
Yeah, I've seen a few GP60's going through San Marcos on rock trains or locals, but they've all been patched or repainted. If I catch an unpatched unit around here, I'll definitely attempt to chase it down and get a few shots in. By the way, of all the GP60's staying around SA, have you been able to find and take pics of SSW 9682? I saw it sitting in the siding a few months ago around the Quarry Outlet center, but forgetting my camera costed me a golden opportunity. Let me know, I'd appreciate it.

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