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GB&W #310 leads a freight train

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A freight train lead by GB&W Alco RS-27 #310 passes PI Tower in the town of Independence.

The railroad needed some power to hustle this train so they called on the GB&W #310.  The RS-27 was the highest-horsepower four-axle locomotives on the market when Alco introduced it in 1959 and the GB&W used it to move fast freights across Wisconsin on it 49-mph main line.

This photo of a freight train was taken on the North American Prototype Modelers HO scale layout in Milwaukee, Wis. It is my Walthers model, but Enginehouse Services in Green Bay did the detailing and painting, right down to the recessed brake wheel in the nose of the unit.  GB&W #310 was the only RS-27 built with that feature.

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