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I don't think so.....some railroads with relatively flat grades used them later in their lives, but Santa Fe had some pretty tough grades, and apparently they tended to have slippage problems when pulling heavier tonnage.....they were pretty much built for passenger service......
 

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I don't think so.....some railroads with relatively flat grades used them later in their lives, but Santa Fe had some pretty tough grades, and apparently they tended to have slippage problems when pulling heavier tonnage.....they were pretty much built for passenger service......
Thats what I figured as I have never seen any pictures of an E8 pulling a freight. Thanks for the reply.
 
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