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Amtrak EMD SW1000R #793
Washington, DC
November 9th, 2014
Station Photo
Switcher Gray
General Motors Electro-Motive Division
January 1953
Montour Railroad
Youngstown & Southern Railroad
IS 135
Montour/Y&S 82
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 60D
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens
f13.0 @ 1/320th sec
ISO 500


Built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in January 1953 as an SW9 for use on the Montour Railroad and the Youngstown & Southern Railroad. Later owned by Inland Steel and numbered 135. It was later rebuilt with a 645E prime mover and is now known as an SW1000R. Amtrak eventually acquired it and numbered it 793. Historical information about this locomotive provided by