Thursday, June 9, 2016

E-39 At Othello

Photograph by Norm Hochhalter.

The E-39 set of boxcab electric locomotives has coupled onto a westbound freight at Othello in 1973. An electrical supervisor for the Milwaukee, Lawrence Wylie, conceived a  device which allowed a diesel locomotive to be operated in unison with an electric boxcab set, and was known as a "Wylie throttle." easily allowing the electrics to continue to be used on through trains.

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