SOO SD40A no. 6407, originally built for ICG in 1970, leads a GP40X west out of Brookfield, WI at Springdale Rd. at dusk. A light dusting of snow covers the ground, somewhat surprising for late Fe... (more)
A pair of Soo Line SD40As are assigned together on an eastbound freight from Portage to Milwaukee and are working the interchange at Duplainville, WI with Wisconsin Central, which bought Soo Line'... (more)
Soo Line 6406 and 6408, acquired second hand, started life in January 1970 as Illinois Central SD40A locomotives. They were built on SDP45 length underframes which permitted the largest possible f... (more)
Illinois Central SD40A #6013, at East Thomas Yard, was one of 18 units built with the oversized fuel tank. #6013 was built August 1969. Unit later was re# Illinois Central Gulf #6013. In August ... (more)
A pair of engines still lettered for Illinois Central, SD40A 6010 and SD40 6067 sandwich Illinois Central Gulf GP8 #7700 at a ballast pit North of Fulton, Kentucky.
Illinois Central SD40A #6018 was built August 1969. Unit was later re# Illinois Central Gulf #6018. In April 1995, unit was rebuilt into SD40-2R and re# back to IC #6018
The SD40A was simply an SD40 built on an SDP45 frame to allow for an extra large fuel tank. The extra length is between the dynamic brake blister and the radiator. Illinois Central Gulf's were t... (more)
Illinois Central SD40A #6014 was built August 1969. Unit later was re# Illinois Central Gulf #6014. Later, 6014 was rebuilt to SD40-2R standards and re# back to IC #6014. 6014 was retired February... (more)
Illinois Central SD40A #6020 was built January 1970 and later became Illinois Central Gulf #6020. Unit left roster and became SOO #6408
An SD40A and an SD40 run light through the mainline at Fon du Lac.
L571 has a good roll on them as they pass by the elevator at Alden on their way west to Ft Dodge.