Cotton Belt GP40M-2  Contributor's Pick!       
After 14 years of UP control, this is one of the very few remaining Cotton Belt engines with its original number and no patch. It is seen here switching GEMCO yard in Van Nuys. It was built a GP40 in August of 1971 as Western Pacific #3533. After the UP merger, it became UP #681, before being sold to the Chicago Missouri & Western Railway as their #3016. Upon retirement, it was rebuilt by Morrison-Knudson in November 1990 into a GP40M-2. It is slotted to become UP #1496.
Date: 2/28/2010 Location: Van Nuys, CA   Map Show Van Nuys on a rail map Views: 1677 Collection Of:   Charles Freericks
Locomotives: SSW 7279(GP40M-2)    Author:  Charles Freericks
Cotton Belt GP40M-2
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Name Type Comments Date
Bernie Feltman General Shame that instead of UP messing up a great paint scheme that some moron with a spray paint did 3/5/2010 10:45:32 AM
Ted Marshall General Great catch, Charles... This may very well be the last photo of this unit in original heritage paint. It sure looks like it could use a paint job. ;-) 3/5/2010 12:09:15 PM
Ashley Rodriguez General Not to brag,but afew weeks back i got a unpatched Cotton belt Latch up In Eloy AZ 4/1/2010 12:07:52 AM
Ashley Rodriguez General lash up, This is a good shot though 4/1/2010 12:08:17 AM

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