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Date: 11/22/22 18:35
DL 2409 repaint
Author: sscannella

Yesterday, Genesee Valley Transportation released their Alco Century #2409 from the Delaware Lackawanna Von Storch shops in the Green Ridge area of Scranton after more mechanical work and a complete body restoration and repainting into GVT's tastefully done corporate scheme. 

The engine was originally built in 1964 for service on Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico (NdeM), but then rerouted to the Wabash, where it worked for years as B905 in trailing only position due to all the placards being in Spanish. It later worked on the Norfolk and Western as 3905, before seeing life as an industrial locomotive through lessor VLIX as 425. GVT purchased it in 2009, and it was finally made serviceable in April 2020 after an extensive rebuild. In September of 2020, WABASH lettering was applied to the body to celebrate its heritage, with the awareness that it would eventually be painted into GVT corporate colors.

First we see some views of it when it was stored for years by the DL's South Scranton shops, then from April 2020 after finally being completely rebuilt and released into general service. The third picture was taken in October of 2020 with the Wabash lettering applied as job PO75 was returning to Scranton on the former DL&W line through the Poconos.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/22 19:37 by sscannella.








Date: 11/22/22 18:39
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: sscannella

And here are some views of it taken yesterday, Monday, November 21, at its unveiling at the engine shops in Green Ridge...








Date: 11/22/22 19:28
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: ns2557

Good looking unit. Sharp Paint scheme. Glad ya got shots and shared them here. Ben



Date: 11/22/22 19:28
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: Gonut1

I'm guessing the placards are translated to English? :)
Thanks,
Gonut



Date: 11/22/22 19:44
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: TomG

This is such a classy looking operation. They really do care about their image and it's quite refreshing.

Tom
Weaverville, CA



Date: 11/23/22 05:05
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: perklocal

What a Beauty !  Love the "Pocono Mountain Route"



Date: 11/23/22 05:27
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: NYSWSD70M

Gonut1 Wrote:
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> I'm guessing the placards are translated to
> English? :)
> Thanks,
> Gonut

The relabeling was done years ago by the N&W. It was planned by the Wabash but the merger occurred before it could be done. The units were given the 420 series numbers in anticipation of the canceled C&O-N&W merger.

I saw one leading a westbound D&H TOFC train in 1977 at Hornell, NY. Someone posted pictures of that day here on TO a few years ago.

Beautiful restoration and thank for posting the photos!

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Date: 11/23/22 05:51
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: Lackawanna484

Great paint job, It must have been wonderful to hear.

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Date: 11/23/22 06:36
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: refarkas

She's beautiful - Thanks for sharing her history.
Bob



Date: 11/23/22 09:12
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: masterphots

I seem to recalling photographing one of these in Kansas City in 1964 and the had a "B" before the number.  Slides are long gone to Ebay.



Date: 11/23/22 11:12
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: PasadenaSub

Great photographic documentation of the journey for that Alco survivor.  Looks great in the standard D-L scheme now.

Rich



Date: 11/23/22 17:41
Re: DL 2409 repaint
Author: dschlegel

Gonut1 Wrote:
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> I'm guessing the placards are translated to
> English? :)
> Thanks,
> Gonut

Nah, Pennsylvania Dutch!

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