Groan. *Another* E unit. How many manufacturers is that now?
Will we never see a good SW at a price I can afford, if I could find one?
The market is drowning in Es and Fs.
Yes, I know about commercial reality: they wouldn't make the things if
they didn't think they'd sell. And SWs just ain't romantic.
Incidentally, I just recovered an old Atlas GP-9 (not the current
version) from the depths of my
s***box. It has been sent to the local rebuilder for a new motor (the
original died after a couple of hours running time many years ago, and the
loco has been in the box gathering dust since then). The body moulding
still looks pretty good by today's standards.