In these photos by Esteban Vargas Pérez, two Ferromex SW1504's are depicted in Mexicali, Baja California. Running cab-forward and looking brand-new in FNM two-tone blue paint, they have just returned from Calexico, California, USA. These two locomotives handle the international interchange to and from Union Pacific in Calexico each morning. The northbound train departs Mexicali at 6:30, and the southbound train returns around 8:30. These photos were taken on January 29, 2002.

The SW1504 is a locomotive unique to Mexico. EMD built only 60 of them between May and August 1973. They ride on Blomberg B trucks, and were originally numbered NdeM 8800-8859.

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Ferromex SW1504 8801.


Ferromex SW1504 8816.

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