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    • July 1, 2021 4:02 PM EDT
      • Sherwood Park, Alberta
         
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      Illinois Central GP40R

      Hope everyone is having a good summer. It's a little too hot to run trains this week, so I completed another project. Something a little different. :)

       

      Shane

       

       

       

    • July 1, 2021 6:32 PM EDT
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      Just like Steam .....Diesels are only a fad ....however I still love them !

    • July 1, 2021 8:57 PM EDT
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      Nice looking Death Star Shane!!

    • July 1, 2021 9:27 PM EDT

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      i hope there is a video

       

    • July 1, 2021 9:37 PM EDT
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        Nice loco Shane . I like the ordinary look ( that's the only adjective I can think of now ) of the IC paint scheme . Where I live the old E.J.and E. runs through Plainfield Illinois . The C.N . as you know acquired the  "E" and the local that runs through town has been powered lately by 2 Illinois Central SD 70 standard cab engines in the black paint. They seem to always have 8 to 10 tank cars going to a local distillery . I'm glad to see them still around . They are usually real shiny clean too , go figure.

    • July 1, 2021 10:49 PM EDT
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      David, has anyone ever told you that you sound just like Rooster. 

       

      Thanks Joe. It's pretty small on this one with the headlight on the nose. 

       

      John, I don't think I'll do a build video as I didn't take a whole lot of photos. Hopefully this weekend it will cool down enough to run trains and I can post an action video.  

       

      Thanks Mike. Yes, they are very plain, but have a tough look. That's neat. The SD70's are pretty common up here too.  

       

       

       

       

    • July 4, 2021 6:06 PM EDT
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      Well, after a week of 100+ temps, we had a beautiful 80 yesterday. The new IC unit led the work train fixing sun kinks and rough spots.

       

      I see Rooster has reappeared, and with a period after his name. 

       

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