November - December 1978 Ties

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Southern Scenes

The feature shows a Southern freight train, snapped on a snowy morning, was taken just south of Charlottesville, Va.


ON THE COVER: Southern has purchased three GP40-X locomotives manufactured by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors. Southern's Engineering people are evaluating the performance to determine whether these prototype units with 3500 HP on four axles have an application on Southern Railway. Our most recent locomotive purchases have been 2000 HP four-axle units and 3000 HP six-axle units from EMD, and 2250 HP four-axle units from General Electric.

And: Jobs Follow the Freight!