I believe I posted this string from the other end a couple of days ago and thought folks might like to see the reversed.
Rusty wheels, missing parts, cap on the stack gone and general condition tell us this old gal has probably burbled her last burble.
Back in the days when ASAB had an interesting roster this varied lashup was just an ordinary consist to take the road freight north but that 38 on the far end is a harbinger of uniformity to come.
ASB set of road power at ASB Panama City facility
In the back shops of the old BAYL in Panama City, Florida, Luxapalila Valley 2885 waits it's turn to get serviced.
ASAB only had two of this model built for them but used ones would come later. The chop job on the nose appears far better at letting the merciless Florida sun in than letting the engineer see ou... (more)
A hostler works to assemble power for the night train to Dothan in this August 1973 scene.
ASAB 912 awaiting its next work at Panama City, FL in the summer of '73.
A Bay Line GP7/SD9 combo await their next work at Panama City in the summer of 1973.
Chop nose Bay Line RS-1 at Panama City, FL in the summer of '73.
Bay Line RS-1 in Panama City, August '73.
1/3 of the AN roster sits in Panama City Florida at the Bay Line shops. 721 was being used at the time on the "Port Job" running from the main yard to the Port of Panama City on a daily basis.
Harbinger of things to come, when the entire roster is EMD 4-axle 2000HP.
Not bad looking for homemade rhinoplasty victims these old units lasted long past their time, probably due to the superb maintenance on this fine little shortline.
A rare unit any way you cut it, but this one was even more rare. It was bought new by a shortline. Yes, it has a little boo boo on the pilot.