In the early days of building the layout a look at a Rand McNally map revealed that Mopac were all over Arkansas like a rash, so I have always had a couple of Mopac switchers in my collection. Coming more up to date we see the UP taking over the Mopac track. I have always been an admirer of UP, they generally keep their locomotives clean and they photograph well against my predominantly green scenery.
So I was easily seduced into buying a UP road switcher, the not so common GP40x at a bargain price at an exhibition I did at Northampton.
The UP had six of these 3500 hp locos that arrived in 1978, they look a bit different to a normal GP40 because of their trucks and flared radiators.
Note it wasn’t until I downloaded the photo onto the computer I noticed one of the handrail stanchions was not secured properly, now done with a touch of ACC glue.
Last edited on Tue Feb 10th, 2015 10:10 am by Broadoak