GP40 3041

Dan Tracy Photo

 
    IC 3041 arrived on the property as part of 20 new GP40's(3040-3059) in February of 1967.  This unit was special, as it was used in the christening ceremony at Central Station in Chicago on February 17th, 1967.  Perhaps it was the breaking of the water bottle or perhaps it was involved in a wreck, but the 3041 was singled out to receive the solid orange scheme.  Interestingly, it was returned to the lessor - Central State Equipment - only a few years later in 1982, being sent off from there to become KCS 778 in March of 1982.  It was then sold to MK Rail of Boise, Idaho in 1996 and scrapped later that year.

Notes:  Only GP40 to receive this scheme.  As far as I know, this was also the only unit in the batch of 20 to receive ICG lettering.  While there are differences, the below schematic is as close as I have gotten.  

Date in Solid Orange: Unknown, at least 1979 - 1982

 

 

THE PHOTOS

3041aDanTracy071979IslenShops.jpg (39621 bytes)

Location:

Islen Shops

Photographer:

Dan Tracy

Date:

July 1979
Quality:  39k
 
3041bMikeWiseEastStLouisIllinois05061981DanBohannonCollection.JPG (54442 bytes)

Location:

East St. Louis, Illinois

Photographer:

Mike Wise (Dan Bohannon Collection)

Date:

May 6th, 1981
Quality:  54k