GP40-2 No. 3118
As of September 2004
This unit was heavily tagged by a graffiti "artist" on its right side in the late '90s. Nevertheless, most of the original Rio Grande features may be discerned.
This view is the engineer's (right) side.
Rio Grande's GP40-2s came in several groups, as shown in this table.
|Number Range||Date Purchased||Comments|
|3094 - 3105||Apr 1972||All GP40-2s delivered in the billboard "Rio Grande" scheme.|
|3106 - 3115||Dec 1972|
|3116 - 3127||Sept 1974|
|3128||Nov 1974||Replaced wrecked GP40 No. 3063.|
|3129 - 3130||1983||Also wreck replacements. Have many updated features similar to EMD's GP50 model.|
Specific information for individual units may be found on the Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society's GP40-2 page.
1) Note the stenciling on truck.
2) Horn has been removed from cab and relocated aft.
3) Original numberboards.
4) Class lights intact on this end.
5) Low-nose light intact on this unit.
6) SP-style ditch lights on front end.
Sadly, the paint on this side of the locomotive is badly chipped up, in addition to the graffiti.
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