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General Roca #5037 is the only surviving BLH-bult RF615E. (Roberto J. Yommi photo)

Streamlined-cab units proved that they made sense for Northern American freight railroads, during the industry's early efforts to dieselize. Why not then for railroads in other parts of the globe? That notion appeared to be the prevailing rationale in 1953 when each of the big three American locomotive manufacturers - Alco, Baldwin and Electro-motive - introduced new diesel-powered export locomotives. Those early models are profiled here
Starting 1 August, each month a different contributor will be invited to present a photographic profile of their favorite locomotive model or railroad; a profile will typically consist of nine to fifteen images. There is no writing required unless the contributor elects to do so. This month, the photographic work of Alex Mayes is featured, and his focus is on F-Units from east of the Mississippi River.
Profiled Next Month:
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  • Fairbanks-Morse's Last Stand
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