Our E550.025 (on the far right) at Torino Smistamento in 1959
(Photo by M. Fornara printed in Tutto Treno Tema 11)
Me in front of E550.030 at the Museo di Scienza.
The E550.030 builder's plate.
These photos provided by Bill Comfort, ETE-St. Louis Chapter Prez.
One end of the E550.025 - the holes provide cooling to the sodium-bath rheostat which controlled the amount of power provided to the electric motors
Inside, two of the gauges
No, it's not Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory! Just imagine what OSHA would have to say about this technology!
The E550 put its power to the rails via this 5-coupled, jack-shaft drive arrangement - the center driver is blind
See the E550 when it arrived at St. Louis in 1968
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