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Locomotive Control Stand Serial Plate (editor's title)

Locomotive serial plate
Detail view of manufacturer’s serial plate fastened to the top of every locomotive's throttle control stand. This plate is for the control stand #52L123 of Portland & Western Railroad #1853, an SD7 diesel locomotive built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors. The locomotive was originally Southern Pacific #1530. Small details, such as this one, are constantly within the view of a locomotive engineer, but rarely seen by the public.
Alternate Title Railroaders' Photographs of Railroads
Source Louis Thelen, Shedd, Oregon
Coverage Spatial, Albany, Oregon; Temporal, October 18, 2007
Rights Louis Thelen
Date Created 2007-10-18
Resource Type
Extent 10.2 megapixel RAW file
Depicted Railroad
Location Albany, Oregon
Equipment, Locomotive SD7 #1853
Builder, locomotive Electro-Motive Division, General Motors Corporation
Creator Description Louis Thelen is a lifelong rail enthusiast and resident of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Born and raised in Salem, the state capital, he began as a child to take railroad photographs with a Kodak Brownie box camera, riding his bike to the Southern Pacific tracks at the state fairgrounds. In 1996, Thelen left the grocery business and began a second career working for the Portland & Western Railroad. He is currently the regular engineer on the Albany night yard job and says, “I always carry my camera!” Louis lives in Shedd, Oregon, with his wife Vickie, six Border Collies, and a flock of chickens.
Comments The plate reads: Electro-Motive Division / General Motors Corporation / La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. / Model No. [illegible] Serial No. 52L123; at right, GM / General Motors / Diesel / Power.
Collection Louis Thelen Collection
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