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CSX 2216 RoadMate
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No: 7722   Contributor: Fireman4501   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Electro-Motive Diesel   Country: United States of America
CSX 2216 RoadMate

Another photo has gotten the topic of "Road Slugs" and "Yard Slugs" started (picture #7629). Here is an older locomotive that CSX modified in their shops. This was originally an EMD GP30. It has the prime mover, generator and most of the guts removed. The traction motors are left and power from the "Mother" (#6417 in this case) is used power the slug. Another nickname is Cow and Calf combo. The cab is fully functional and can be used to operate the train from.
Picture added on 09 November 2009 at 07:29
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The Fuel Tank remains on the "Slug", as is ?

It wouldn't be steamed out, say; and filled with water, for ballast....?


Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 11 November 2009.
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