U30B 5005

Unknown Photographer (Jim Jones Collection)

 
    In the Mid-1960's, the Illinois Central experimented with GE products.  Six of these were U30B's, numbered 5000-5, arriving in March of 1967.  Tail-end Charlie was chosen as the first IC diesel to get the new ICG solid orange.  It stayed in this scheme until it was returned to the lessor, Central States Equipment on March 1st, 1982.  They sold it to the Iowa Railroad in June of 1982, becoming IIRC 25 and quickly getting repainted into a solid yellow scheme.  Despite being a bright yellow, it was involved in a grade crossing accident at Malcolm, Iowa on October 26th, 1982.  It was sold for scrap in 1988.

Notes:  The sills on this unit were definitely repainted at some point.  This was also one of two or three units painted in this scheme at the Woodcrest Shops.  Several of these photos are obviously right after it rolled out of Woodcrest.  The bright orange with a mint green background really bites.  Perhaps this led railroad officials down the path of disliking the scheme.

Date in Solid Orange:  July/August 1978 - 1982

 

 

THE PHOTOS

5005aJimJonesCollection.jpg (48550 bytes)

Location:

Woodcrest Shops

Photographer:

Unknown (Jim Jones Collection) 

Date:

July/August 1978
Quality:  48k
 
5005bJimJonesCollection.jpg (46218 bytes)

Location:

Woodcrest Shops

Photographer:

Unknown (Jim Jones Collection)

Date:

July/August 1978
Quality:  46k
 
5005c.jpg (41243 bytes)

Location:

Woodcrest Shops

Photographer:

Unknown 

Date:

July/August 1978
Quality:  41k
 
5005d.jpg (45602 bytes)

Location:

Unknown

Photographer:

Unknown 

Date:

Unknown
Quality:  45k
 
5005eJimJonesCollection.jpg (56620 bytes)

Location:

Unknown

Photographer:

Unknown (Jim Jones Collection)

Date:

Unknown
Quality:  56k
 
5005f.jpg (42427 bytes)

Location:

Unknown

Photographer:

Unknown 

Date:

Unknown
Quality:  42k
 
5005gBloomingtonIllinois05111980DanBohannonCollection.jpg (53786 bytes)

Location:

Bloomington, Illinois

Photographer:

Dan Bohannon Collection

Date:

May 11th, 1980
Quality:  53k
 
5005hMarkhamYards10121980DanBohannonCollection.jpg (56105 bytes)

Location:

Markham Yards

Photographer:

Dan Bohannon Collection

Date:

October 21st, 1980
Quality:  55k