General Electric constructed 20 hefty five-foot gauge electric locomotives for the U.S.S.R. in 1949, but the order was canceled due to cold war tensions. The double-ended locomotives were re-gauged and sold to a Brazilian railway and two U.S. railroads, the Milwaukee Road and the South Shore. On the Milwaukee they were known as "Little Joes," after Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, but the South Shore's three units, 801-803, were known simply as "the 800s." Of the 2-D+D-2 axle arrangement, they developed 75,700 pounds of tractive force. Two of them operated till 1983, and are said to be the last electric locomotives in regular mainline freight service on a U.S. common-carrier railroad. My brother took this transparency at an unknown location, probably Michigan City, Indiana, perhaps at or near the end of these units' service life. All three units appear in the image, one unit's pilot being in the left foreground, although the individual numbers are unknown. No. 803 survives, displayed today at the Illinois Railway Museum.