GP40 No. 3077
As of December 1988
This photo shows No. 3077 leading the eastbound Railblazer on 12/24/1988. UPDATE: I found the negative, and this image is a fresh scan (better color, higher resolution).
Rio Grande's GP40s came in several groups, as shown in this table.
|Number Range||Date Purchased||Comments|
|3051 - 3063||Jan 1966||Demoted to B-unit status, 1972|
|3064 - 3068||Sept 1966||Demoted to B-unit status, 1972|
|3069 - 3080||Feb 1967||3069-3075 demoted to B-unit status, 1972|
|3081 - 3085||Oct 1969||Delivered in Billboard "Rio Grande" lettering|
|3086 - 3093||Nov 1971||Delivered in Billboard "Rio Grande" lettering|
|3131 - 3153||1983||Purchased second-hand from Conrail. Had temporary unit numbers until repainted 1984-1985.|
Specific information for individual units may be found on the Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society's GP40 page.
(1) Mars Light on low nose
(2) Replacement air horn-- looks like a Leslie instead of the Nathan M3 air horn
(3) Sinclair antenna
(4) Extra roof vent
(5) Cab sunshade
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