Milwaukee Road Class EP-2

Milwaukee Road Class EP-2

The Milwaukee Road's class EP-2 comprised five electric locomotives built by General Electric in 1919. They were often known as Bipolars, which referred to the bipolar electric motors they used. Among the most distinctive and powerful electric locomotives of their time, they epitomized the modernization of the Milwaukee Road. They came to symbolize the railroad during their nearly 40 years of use, and remain an enduring image of mainline electrification.


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Milwaukee Road Class EP-2 - Service History
... design made them the most famous of the Milwaukee Road's electric locomotives ... During a short period of testing on the Mountain Division, the EP-2s were shown to be less expensive to operate than the GE and Westinghouse electric locomotives then in use ... The five EP-2s, numbered 10250-10254, were placed into regular service in 1919 on the Coast Division ...

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