The booster or slug units which Southern Railway is putting in service are used exclusively in major classification yards, releasing diesel switchers for other services. Southern teams its slug units with one or two diesel switchers, depending on their assignments as a means of augmenting tractive effort to utilize available horsepower at low speed. While Southern has used such units for many years, its latest models incorporate improvements.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Accession Number: 00176884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM