My first loco was an HO Bachman GE B30-7 lettered as ATSF 350 (chrome/red). After about 15 years, it died and I converted it into a dummy. Two or three years ago, I bought a pair of locos just like it on ebay, only they were gray/red...both also lettered ATSF 350. One ran and the other had been converted into a dummy. I swapped out shells so that I could run my original shell and have the option of pulling 2 matching dummies. After recently learning that SLSF not only owned 8 GE B30-7's, but that at least some of them are still being used by shortlines today, I decided to repaint the 2 I bought on ebay as former Frisco, State Line Railroad (STLN) 007 & 008. My idea was to model my freelance shortline using a couple of former Frisco B30-7's as its primary motive power, just like the real shortlines who are currently using former SLSF B30-7's. (See my post with pics of former SLSF B30-7's in the Historical - Motive Power - B30-7 forum.) This was my first attempt to repaint a loco...in this case 2 locos. For my freelance State Line Railroad 'shortine, I chose the school colors of Miss. St. Univ. (maroon/white). The locos are not lettered yet but I will letter them under the cab's side windows (probably on a coonskin for heritage pride) STLN 007 & STLN 008 (I print my own decals but I'm not great at it). I'm thinking of putting STATE LINE on the sides somehow in the old Frisco font from the o/w era, especially since I have the font already. Well enough talk already... Here are some "before and after" photos.