GP35 2520

Mike Vana

 
    Built by EMD in September in 1964 as GM&O 622.  It became the property of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in August of 1972.  However, it retained its GM&O paint and number until it was damaged in a grade crossing accident and subsequent derailment at Coal City, Illinois on July 18th, 1978.  It was repaired and repainted into the solid orange scheme sometime in 1978 or 1979.  It was involved in another accident shortly thereafter as it was rebuilt in 1980 and received ICG's new orange and gray scheme.  Later it received the IC's new image black and white and was sold to Steel Processing on June 21st, 1992 and was scrapped at Centralia Illinois in December of that year.  

Notes:  Photos of this unit in the solid orange scheme are understandably rare.  It is one of only two GM&O units to receive this scheme.

Date in Solid Orange: 1978 or 1979-1979 or 1980

 

 

THE PHOTOS

2520aMikeVanaCouncilBluffsIowa02041979.jpg (51488 bytes)

Location:

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Photographer:

Mike Vana 

Date:

February 4th, 1979
Quality:  51k
 
2520bCampbellRice.jpg (47099 bytes)

Location:

Unknown

Photographer:

Campbell Rice 

Date:

Unknown
Quality:  46k