#E-2

#E-2 (HM2G4Y)

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N 38° 34.269', W 90° 27.786'

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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific

—1920 —

Built by General Electric to pull transcontinental passenger trains through the Cascade Mountains, number E-2 is one of five 1+B-D-D-B+1 "gearless bi-polars" which means the 12 traction motors are mounted directly on the driving axles thus eliminating the use of gears. Moving downhill the motors converted into generators which returned electricity to the distributing system. This is the sole surviving Bi-polar. Donated in 1961 by the Milwaukee Road.
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HM NumberHM2G4Y
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Placed ByMuseum of Transportation
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Date Added Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 8:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 721010 N 4272240
Decimal Degrees38.57115000, -90.46310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.269', W 90° 27.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 16.14" N, 90° 27' 47.16" W
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