This GP38-2 (2,000 hp) is equipped for Donner Pass snow fighting service. The special equipment includes icicle "antlers" (breaker bars), all-weather windows, screen over the windshield, horn heater, and snow shield over the inertial air intake grilles. SP also equipped these units with trucks (wheelsets) from older 4-axle locomotives to increase the number of brake shoes. During the summer months, the snow fighting units work local train assignments out of Roseville Yard.
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