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Amtrak EMD SW1000R #798
Washington, DC
November 4th, 2014
Station Photo
Switcher Gray
General Motors Electro-Motive Division
September 1952
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad

GCS 1240
P&LE 1240
P&LE 8955
Digital Photo

Canon EOS 60D

Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens

f4.0 @ 1/50th sec
ISO 200


Built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in September 1952 as an SW9 for the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad and numbered 8955. Later renumbered by the P&LE to 1240. Acquired by Granite City Steel and retaining the number 1240. Amtrak acquired it from Granite City Steel and numbered it 798. Historical information about this locomotive provided by