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« on: May 26th, 2002, 10:02pm »
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Found this years ago in a Life magazine (11/29/54).
I guess GE got the contract for this because of their association with electricity
It was (is?) used at the AEC's National Reactor Testing Station in southern Idaho.
It has a lead-lined chamber with water shielding for the crew, an air filtration system, and the windshield is made of layers of glass with oil in between.  With two 200HP engines and the extra weight for protection, it never gets over 10mph.
Does it still exist? Any other info out there?
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« Reply #1 on: May 27th, 2002, 11:40pm »
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Talk about a one of a kind Locomotive!!!
 
I think that will win any rare photography contest!....hands down!
 
Do you happen to know when the unit was used?
 
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« Reply #2 on: May 28th, 2002, 11:30pm »
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on May 27th, 2002, 11:40pm, jdstew wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Do you happen to know when the unit was used?

Only from the date of the magazine, November 29, 1954.
It looks new in the photo.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 12th, 2004, 12:35am »
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Does the Atomic Energy Commission still have that other GE engine - the B39-8 at their Savannah,GA facility?

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« Reply #4 on: Feb 12th, 2004, 8:07pm »
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go to railpictures.net  in fact, i'll chaeck now and post any thing i find

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 20th, 2016, 12:35pm »
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Would you believe they felt the need to put a Snow Plow on it! What did they plan to do with the radioactive snow they were pushing around?
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 20th, 2016, 1:03pm »
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That's somewhat bizarre.


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