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Puttman Locomotive Works is releasing HO Scale ATSF SWBLW “Beep” Locomotive Shell.
This locomotive shell will fit on a Bowser VO1000.
This locomotive shell can be purchased directly through the CMR Products Web site store.
CMR Products has released the ATSF Beep in N Scale
The “Beep” (also referred to as the SWBLW) is an individual switcher locomotive built in 1970 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway at its Cleburne, Texas, workshops. Originally built as a VO1000, ATSF was hoping to follow their highly successful CF7 program, with a rebuild program of their aging non-EMD switcher fleet. The goal was to fit them with new EMD prime movers, and rebuild the long hoods of the switchers. This proved to be too costly of a rebuild program, thus only 1 SWBLW was built.
This switcher served ATSF from 1970 as #2450, later being renumbered to #1160 in 1974, and renumbered again in 1977 to #1460. The unit lasted into the BNSF merger where it retained the #1460. The locomotive had 35 years of active service, making it the longest-lived ATSF rebuild on their railroad.
This locomotive is available on our website and is selling at $25.00.