SD45 No. 5315, Rear View
This view is the fireman's (left) side. Of course, in later days that would be the conductor's side... You can also see the front portion of No. 5334, which was brand-new at the time.
Rio Grande's SD45s came in two groups, as shown in this table.
|Number Range||Date Purchased||Comments|
|5315 - 5324||Jan - Feb 1967||All SD45s delivered in the small "Flying Rio Grande" scheme.|
|5325 - 5340||Mar - May 1968||
Specific information for individual units may be found on the Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society's SD45 page.
(1) Windshield wipers.
(2) Flared radiator.
(3) Rear class lights.
(4) Rear number board.
(5) Frame-mounted bell.
(6) End of duct is painted yellow (standard Rio Grande gold).
(7) Rerail frog.
(8) Lease placard.
(9) Speed recorder cable.
(10) Builder's plate.
(11) Cab sunshades.
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