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Southern Pacific/Cotton Belt

GP40M-2

SSW 7274 - 7293 SP 7294 - 7299 SP 7100 - 7138

65 units delivered


SSW
7274 7275 7276 7277 7278 7279
7280 7281 7282 7283 7284 7285 7286 7287 7288 7289
7290 7291 7292 7293
SP
7294 7295 7296 7297 7298 7299
SP
7100 7101 7102 7103 7104 7105 7106 7107 7108 7109
7110 7111 7112 7113 7114 7115 7116 7117 7118 7119
7120 7121 7122 7123 7124 7125 7126 7127 7128 7129
7130 7131 7132 7133 7134 7135 7136 7137 7138

For all GP40M-2 photos, follow this link

If your into nitpicky type details, I have a breakdown of the GP40 family and their relevant features. Click here if your brave.



All of the SP GP40M's were GP40's of various heritage rebuilt by Morrison- Knudsen. The SSW units received Cotton Belt lettering. SP units #7100 to 7106 received standard SP paint, units #7107 to 7138 got the then new Speed Lettering - these were the last (but lowest numbered) units built. Some units received Dash-2 like dynamic brake housings. As usual, only modeling from a photograph of a chosen unit, will some semblance of accuracy be maintained.


References:

  • Railfan & Railroad Jul. '91 Page 2 - SP 7107 in SP Speed Lettering
  • Railfan & Railroad Sept. '91 Page 2 - SP 7102 in standard SP lettering
  • Diesel Era Sep/Oct '91 Vol2 No.5 Page 14 - MK Recap article - GP40M details.
  • SP into the '90's by Joe.W.Shine Page 177 - Photo's
  • SP 1995 Motive Power Annual by Bill Shippen - Four Ways West Publications.
  • SP in Transition by Bill Shippen and Joe Shine - Four Ways West Publications.
  • Southern Pacific Rails - a motive power finale by Peter Limas has a number of images and data concerning SP/SSW GP40M's.

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