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Amtrak EMD SW1 #737
Washington, DC
November 4th, 2014
Station Photo
Phase V
General Motors Electro-Motive Division
February 1942
New York Central Railroad
PC 8499
NYC 703
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 60D
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens

f6.3 @ 1/50th sec
ISO 200


Built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in February 1942 for the New York Central Railroad and numbered 703. Under Penn Central ownership, it was renumbered 8499. Acquired by Amtrak from the Penn Central and initially numbered 250. Renumbered 737 in 1977 to make way for new EMD F40PH locomotives. This unit is the only remaining SW1 operating on Amtrak and at one time operated as the Wilmington Shops switcher. Historical information about this locomotive provided by