GP11 8703

Unknown Photographer (Jim Jones Collection)

 
    Illinois Central, and later Illinois Central Gulf, was having so much success rebuilding geeps that they started buying units that were from other railroads.  UP 302 was one such a unit.  It was built in July of 1957 and bought by ICG in November 1978.  It was rebuilt into GP11 8703 and was released in May of 1979.  8703 was later repainted into the new IC black and white scheme.  It departed the railroad sometime after January 3rd, 2000.  It wound up on South Central Florida Express as 9023.

Notes:  Someone tried to spray paint the number onto the cab of 8703.  Note the lack of a "GP11" tag.  Tags weren't applied until the 8710 unit.

Date in Solid Orange: May 17th 1979 - ??

 

 

THE PHOTOS

8703cPaulEDeFriesChampaignIllinois05301979DanBohannonCollection.jpg (53893 bytes)

Location:

Champaign, Illinois

Photographer:

Paul E. De Fries (Dan Bohannon Collection)

Date:

May 30th, 1979
Quality:  53k
 
8703aBKVP.jpg (66357 bytes)

Location:

Unknown

Photographer:

BKVP 

Date:

Unknown
Quality:  65k
 
8703bJimJonesCollection.jpg (62892 bytes)

Location:

Unknown

Photographer:

Unknown (Jim Jones Collection) 

Date:

Unknown
Quality:  62k
 
8703eBrianMFrierdichEStLouisIlsummer1985.JPG (63707 bytes)

Location:

East St. Louis, Illinois

Photographer:

Brian M. Frierdich

Date:

Summer of 1985
Quality:  63k
 
8703c.jpg (45080 bytes)

Location:

Unknown

Photographer:

Unknown 

Date:

Unknown
Quality:  45k