Electric Locomotives


Type Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific (Milwaukee Road) GE "Little Joe"
Description These locomotives were ordered by the US State Department, for sale to the USSR after WWII. Construction started in 1946, and by '48 three were ready. However, at that time, the Berlin crisis forced a boycott on trade with the Russians. GE completed the initial order of 20 units, and sent one (modified to US standard gauge) to The Milwaukee Road for testing.

The US government wanted a high price for them, and tests revealed that they were too "slipery" to work MILW's Bitterroot and Cascade mountain lines. In 1950, MILW bought 12 units for $1,000,000, and added 46 tons of concrete and iron balast to each, for improved traction. The remaining 8 units going to the São Paulo Railway (Brazil, 5) and the CSS&SB (Indiana, 3)
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These images are based on locomotives of the São Paulo Railway, created by Peter Klarenbeek (see his Brazil page).

The image in the late scheme won the April 2001 Claudioscar for Best Electric Locomotive. Thanks Claudio!.
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