SD45 No. 5321, Front view
This view is the engineer's (right) side.
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) As-delivered small Flying Rio Grande herald.
(2) Nathan M3 airhorn.
(3) Handrails by steps painted black. These were not painted white until the late 1970s.
(4) Early-model plow. Note top edge is nearly horizontal; very little slope.
(5) Mars light on low nose.
(6) Drop step, and small-style anticlimber.
(7) M-U receptacle.
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