emd_SD_60 wrote:This engine later became SBD 8525, later CSX 8525. Was this a test bed for the SD60 series actually?
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Yes it was. I recall starting this beast for the first time using a box full of test jumpers because the microprocessor modules were not finished being built.
Units in the consist. 8525, the old test car, SDP 40-2 # 218, 462's "B" unit, 462, and in the trail the 5740. The rear of the 218 was typically used as an indoor kitchen by the test car crew for grilling the all important Steaks & Potatoes. The test crew always insured the Train crew was well fed.