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) Rerail frog was hung here during Rio Grande ownership.
3) What is this thing? Anybody?.
4) Original D&RGW stencils.
5) Dash-2 water level sight glass.
The graffiti makes me crazy, but it might make for an interesting modeling project!
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