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Date: 12/12/02 21:03
Rock Island SD40-2 (photo request)
Author: rrnut_99

It seems I can't locate any good photos of RI SD40-2's anywhere. Someone had to photograph them. Anyone have any to post, or know of a website with them?

Thanks

L.G.



Date: 12/12/02 21:09
Re: Rock Island SD40-2 (photo request)
Author: ags




Date: 12/12/02 21:53
Re: Rock Island SD40-2 (photo request)
Author: PasadenaSub

There's a few on this site:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ri/ri.html



Date: 12/12/02 22:01
Re: Rock Island SD40-2 (photo request)
Author: john1082

Whatever became of the Rock SD40-2 power?



Date: 12/12/02 23:40
Re: Rock Island SD40-2 (photo request)
Author: dt8089

After shutdown the units went to the IC as 6040-6049. After I believe a fifteen year stint on IC were then put into the EMD lease fleet after installation of Dynamic brakes. Don't know what there numbers are now. Dan



Date: 12/13/02 04:31
? about Rock Island SD40-2s
Author: LarryG

When these units were new, did the trucks have a reddish tint to them? It looked to me as though they were not quite aluminum or silver, but more a VERY light metallic pink. Can anyone help?



Date: 12/13/02 04:35
? about Rock Island SD40-2s
Author: LarryG

No, it was more like they painted the trucks black, then left overspray on them when they painted the the rest. Does anyone know the truth about the color of the trucks?



Date: 12/13/02 06:25
Re: Rock Island SD40-2 (photo request)
Author: yardclerk

Here is a picture of No. 4792 at El Reno Ok in November 1974.

Trucks were dark grey from factory.

Yardclerk





Date: 12/13/02 06:34
Re: Rock Island SD40-2 (photo request)
Author: donstrack

For all kinds of information about Rock Island paint schemes, check out Jeff Prince's Rock Island web site at:

http://www.rockisl.com

As to the color of the trucks on the Rock's SD40-2s, they were a perfect match for UP Armour Yellow.

Don Strack



Date: 12/13/02 06:39
...oops!!
Author: donstrack

I know, I know. it's Harbor Mist Gray, not Armour Yellow. Sheesh!

Don Strack



Date: 12/13/02 13:33
Re: Rock Island SD40-2 (photo request)
Author: dhc628

One of them is now in Ohio working for the Ohio Central System. Here is the info on it:

4023 (ex-#6044 w/ EMDX reporting marks)

Unit is reportedly in full OC paint with EMDX reporting marks. I'm hoping to get over that way in the spring and get some shots of it.

Jason



Date: 12/13/02 17:09
I have an Ex Rock Island SD40-2
Author: LA2ndDistrict

The 4797 (EMDX 6047) Serial# 73676-8 Built 12/73
29 Years ago.

Second District out - SD40-2s are My Favorite Engines.


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It's HO Scale!!!!



Date: 12/13/02 19:29
Re: Rock Island SD40-2 (photo request)
Author: TPWMAN

from my collection loc unknown photog unknown



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