After serving 29 years on the Union Pacific, she was sent to the deadline at West Colton yard. No worries. This would only be a short rest from hauling freight. Purchased and shipped east to become part of the LTEX family of locomotives. Like kids trading baseball cards, the Wheeling and Lake Erie traded seven GP35 units for three SD40-2 units from Larry. Now part of the Wheeling family, it received some of that Brewster TLC to roar back to life. Renumbered to 6355 and in grey primer, hauling freight as intended for the Wheeling now.
I have the honor of being a friend to a railroad guy who is a hardcore railroader. He has been doing this since he was 18 years old. While exchanging lines from the movie Pulp Fiction, "Do you read the Bible?" "No, I read GCOR." Alrighty then.
He started drinking that railroad issued Kool-Aid that was given to him by the folks at the old Indiana and Ohio Railway and has been sipping on it ever since. We all know that railroaders will never admit to liking trains. That would be a cardinal sin in the railroading circle. But we do have our favorite engines that we love to run. His was the I&O 87, an ex-C&O GP30. Here she is waiting at the Newburgh and South Shore's Marcelline Yard awaiting mechanical work.
I'm still looking for that locomotive that I like to run.......