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A broadside view of a Pacific Electric steeple cab locomotive. Photo by Ira Swett
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Ira Swett

Steeple-cab electric 1601

PE 1601 was the first of 18 900 horsepower Baldwin-Westinghouse steeple-cab freight motors built during 1912–20. Using General Electric equipment, PE’s shops assembled 13 similar units in 1924–25. The 31 1601s and 1619s handled the bulk of PE’s heavy freight work.
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