I wish there were some of these hauling freight today.
This was painted in a classic scheme designed to take advantage of the contours of the magnificent machine.
"Chicken wire" Fs were relatively rare to begin with and unheard of this late but here's one still in service.
This ain't no Armstrong turntable shortline, no sir, we got a Massey Ferguson turntable.
Not really sure where this one was.
These units were built with trade in parts and had 4 fans vs. 2 on a stock GP-18. The old still bearings were retained as well.
I don't know how this unit remained on this late date. This was the only on we saw anywhere.
They were just sort of sitting around everywhere that day.
In the dying desert light, power on a westbound.
They're really leaning into the grade now, sanders are kicking in and a exhaust haze shoots high into the air. There is much more to the loop than the look.