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NASA SW1500 #3 - Micro-Trains

Purchased: March 2018
DCC: Yes
Decoder Type: TCS MT1500
Sound: No


Introduced in 1966, the EMD SW1500 switcher has had long careers with many sitll in service today. Used as a yard goat by many roads, these units have also seen service as industrial engines and local road switches. Their simple and rugged durability along with a ready supply of parts ensure they will continue in service for many years to come.

The NASA Railroad (reporting mark NLAX) was a Class III industrial short-line railroad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The railroad consisted of 38 miles (61 km) of track connecting the mainline of the Florida East Coast Railway and trackage at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.[1] As of 2015, the railroad officially ceased operations. All of the equipment has been donated to museums and/or sold off and much of the remaining trackage now sits abandoned in place.