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Date: 01/23/23 06:37
new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: stlrailfan

Sharing a photo from Tuesday Jan 17th 2023 of two of Watco's new motive power aquistions.  These ex NS ex PRLX EMD GP59's had been stored in the backwoods of Georgia prior to moving to Metro East Industries in East St Louis, IL. WAMX GP59 # 5900 and # 5901 wear the attractive Wisconsin & Southern paint scheme. WATCO purchased 10 ex NS GP59's in total and I am unsure if any others will be painted for WSOR or jiust the standard WAMX black and yellow. East St Louis, IL Jan 17th 2023.
                                                                         Thanks for looking , Mark




Date: 01/23/23 07:48
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: refarkas

Great catch - That paint job is worth keeping.
Bob



Date: 01/23/23 09:41
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: srman

Nice looking units. Any idea what their former NS numbers were?



Date: 01/23/23 13:10
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: exopr

A great paint scheme.  Thanks for sharing.  I wonder if they'e going to paint the ex-UP SD60Ms?



Date: 01/23/23 14:53
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: csxt4568

5900 ex PRLX 4612 NS 4612
5901 ex PRLX 4621 NS 4621


Source https://www.thedieselshop.us/WSOR.HTML

Csxt4568

 



Date: 01/23/23 15:06
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: stlrailfan

Joe
WAMX 5901 was NS # 4621 
 WAMX 5900 was NS # 4612
                                      Mark



Date: 01/23/23 15:54
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: krm152

They look super sharp!  Thanks for posting your excellent photo.
ALLEN



Date: 01/23/23 17:01
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: srman

Thanks Mark and Stuart for the NS numbers. Always enjoy looking back at my files to see whether or not I got them in NS paint. Apparently I never shot the 4612 but did manage the 4621 leading NS 70J at Oakland City In. back on September 27, 2006.




Date: 01/25/23 12:50
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: mdeberg

Anyone have recent roof shots of these units.  Trying to get some detail shots of the new units for WSOR so that I can model them! 

Mike DeBerg
Bloomington, IL



Date: 01/25/23 17:22
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: JUTower

There are now at least two shortlines with GP59's in classy paint schemes. Here are Carload Express's pair on the Allegheny Valley RR back in September.




Date: 01/29/23 03:55
Re: new power for Watco's Wisconsin Southern
Author: JPB

Here are the two very shiny WSOR GP59Es moving in a TRRA transfer run to BNSF (?) as captured off the west facing St Louis live cam. I guess BNSF will move them the units WSOR.




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