• G.E 44 ton switcher

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Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by Ricshaw
 
Hi. Did the 44 ton switcher have air brakes? Or was it not nesessary because it was mostly used for light duty? Thanks.

  by Hoosier Joe
 
I would assume it does cause the 35 Ton GE I use at work has air brakes. Joe G.

  by EDM5970
 
14EL was the standard setup, although there may have been exceptions. Remember, the 44T was marketed as a common carrier switcher. Some of the industrial units were equipped with just straight air and no automatic air; it all depended on what the original buyer specified.