Large Scale Central

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. :slight_smile:


Just like Steam …Diesels are only a fad …however I still love them !

Nice looking Death Star Shane!!

i hope there is a video

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.

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.

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. (

Nicely done. I remember IC black Green Diamond GP-40’s would show up at Water Valley on trains 41/42 every so often. Would love to watch them run.