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Orinoco Units
Title:  Orinoco Units
Description:  CVG (Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana) Ferrominera Orinoco C.A. units 1050, 1049 and 1051 were photographed at the Illinois Central's MAYS YARD near New Orleans. They spent most of January 1997 here waiting for their ship to come in so they could be shipped to their new home in Venezuela. The locomotives were built as Norfolk & Western high-nose SD35's 1557, 1554 and 1569 before being rebuilt into SD38-2TC units by VMV Enterprises. The IC finally delivered them to the New Orleans Public Belt on 23 January for movement to the Seventh Street Wharf. This state-owned operation was originally developed in the early 1950's by the U.S. Steel subsidiary Orinoco Mining Co. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  1/15/1997  Upload Date: 10/13/2017 5:07:25 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Bill Lang
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ORINOCO 1050(SD38-2)
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