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  • Erie-builts and H20-44s. Fairbanks-Morse's 2,000-Horsepower Pioneers (Sweetland)

During the development of the 1,000-horsepower switcher, FM officials knew that the company would have to produce a road cab unit if it were going to make it in the locomotive business. Engineers designed a road locomotive around a carbody styled by industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Since FM did not have a the shop capacity to build a large locomotive itself, it contracted that work to General Electric, which produced the units at its Erie, Pa., plant, hence the name “Erie-built.” GE built 111 of the distinctive locomotives for Class 1 railroads across the country. With a 1,000-horsepower switcher and a 2,000-horsepower road cab unit, FM wanted to enter the roadswitcher market. During 1946, the company’s engineering team designed a 2,000-horsepower end-cab unit named the Heavy Duty unit,. Few railroads saw the H20-44’s potential and only 96 units were sold to five customers. More than 150 black-and-white and colour photographs. Withers 1999. New SB. 88pp.  NOS-EBH-D20

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Erie-builts and H20-44s. Fairbanks-Morse's 2,000-Horsepower Pioneers (Sweetland)

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