Tuesday, March 29, 2011

American Electrics, Out West Edition

We've mentioned here before that we like electric trains, especially those that run under catenary.  Here we have Black Mesa & Lake Powell E60CFs, including two ex-National of Mexico E60Cs, somewhere in northern Arizona in July 2005.
BM&LP E60s in northern Arizona, July 2005. Steve Lee photo.
My first-ever HO electric-prototype locomotive was an American GK BM&LP E60CF, which turns out to have been a somewhat inaccurate model of these single-purpose robotic coal haulers. Regardless, seeing these 50,000-volt beasts in the wild was geeky tween-age dream come true.