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Transkentucky Transportation Ind. shop at Paris, Kentucky on 8 August 2004

(Marshall Beecher photo)

If you enjoy night-time photography, stop and reflect on this excellent image by Marshal Beecher. It was taken on the 8th of August 2004 at the Transkentucky Transportation Railroad's locomotive shops in Paris, KY. The 50-mile TTI has long been noted as a strong-hold of four-axle General Electric "U" and "B-Boats." We'll delve in to the TTI roster in more depth next month.

Are you tired of reading about Alcos? Then please bear with us one more month for the last of the Alco photo essays for a period (or until next time). This month's "Remember When" focuses on the U.S. Army's MRS-1 Military Road-switcher built in Schenectady, NY by the GE / Alco team and at the LaGrange, IL plant of EMD. Production of the six-axle locomotive stopped at 96 units with GE building 83, and EMD the remainder.

And speaking of LaGrange, the EMD Notebook is up and running, and yes, it has taken a lot longer than initially estimated. All of the sub-menus and links are in place to help guide to production rosters, locomotive model features, lists of surviving first-generation units, and more.

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