EMD GP-40-2 769

Discussion in 'GP40-2' started by mark, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. mark

    mark Member

    Please see this action photograph shot of GP-40-2 769 and sister near Richland, MO.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wchogger/3145071385/sizes/l/

    The photo caption indicates train number 33 is a west bound just north of Richland, MO. The second unit is also a GP-40-2, SLSF 754. The photo is dated 10/26/1980.

    The train is on the Lebanon Subdivision in route to Springfield. Train 33 was a hot intermodal freight train.

    The low afternoon sun nicely captures several details including the whip radio antena, amber flasing beacon, Leslie RS5T five chime horn, nose Gyralite, engineer in the cab, red "Fire Extinguisher Inside" decal (low on the white band on 1st door behind the F in Frisco), fuel tank and truck detail.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  2. mark

    mark Member

    Please see this action photograph shot of GP-40-2 769 and 3 sisters at Rolla, MO.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wchogger/3167837212/sizes/l/

    The photo caption indicates train number 33 is west bound. The other 3 units are also GP-40-2s. The second unit is SLSF 754. The photo is dated 10/26/1980.

    The train is on the Rolla Subdivision in route to Springfield. Train 33 was a hot intermodal freight train headed for Texas. The overpass in the background is East 10th Street. At this point the train is headed southwest through town. Across the tracks is the MFA Rolla Farmers Exchange elevator. MFA stands for the Missouri Farmers Association cooperative.

    The low afternoon sun nicely captures several details. The nose Gyralite is rotating and the horn is sounding for local grade crossings. The Rolla depot was a nice looking structure. It is a shame a local effort to save the depot was not successful.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 8, 2010
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Amen! I have a lot of great memories from that old depot.

    Ken
     

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