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From Tom.C.Jones comes this information on the lighting packages fitted to the various orders of the GP40-2's:

  • SP 7240-7247 originally came with Oscitrol Headlights front and rear. These lights simulate the "Mars" lights. One light pointed left and the other right and flash on and off.
  • SSW 7248-7273 also had Oscitrol Headlights.
  • SP 7608-7627 and 7658-7677 all had L shaped windshield originally.
  • SSW 7628-7657 also had L shaped windshield.
  • As built 3197-3199 had L shaped windshield. 3197 was one of three Bicentenial units for SP.
  • SSW 7248-7273 were first Cotton Belt Units to have SSW stenciled on nose along with SSW and engine number stenciled on anticlimber.
  • Other SSW units just had SSW and engine number on anticlimber. And just the engine number on the nose.

Models available:


  • No Plans appear to have been Published for the GP40-2.
  • Railroad Model Craftsman Nov. '90 Page 60 - Kitbashing article for a 2nd Order and 5th Order units.
  • Mainline Modeler, Apr. '94, Page 68 - Kitbashing article for a 3rd Order unit.

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