Hotshot NS train #219 rolling through Spartanburg.
Added: August 06, 2008
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Remarks: Hot train #219 passes Amtrak station on Magnolia St in Spartanburg on it's way south to Atlanta. The lead unit SOU 3506, still in it's Southern scheme, was a model unique to the Southern Railway, the B30-7A1. Southern requested GE build the engine with a more fuel efficent 12 cylinder engine as opposed to the standard 16 cylinder engine in a B30-7. GE added an "A" to the model to indicate this option. Southern also requested more powerful dynamic brakes and GE added a "1" on to the model to indicate that option.