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Indiana Northeastern DOTX 2000
« on: November 01, 2018, 07:48:45 AM »
The DOTX 2000 locomotive that has floated around the Indiana Northeastern for the last 10 years no longer wears the purple paint scheme and now wears a NKP inspired paint scheme. Pics taken 10/31/18 at the County Road 5 crossing in Williams County Ohio.


History of DOTX 2000 was originally blt as D&RGW 3055 was sold to OmniTRAX in 1995; sold to Helm Financial (HATX) 3055; sold to MK Rail in mid 1997; rebuilt (during late 1999?) to GP40-3 by Illinois Central, renumbered to ELCON 2000; in service on Illinois Central during January 2000; to EMD at La Grange, Illinois, for emissions testing; stored at EMD and at Conrail's Juniata Shops, Altoona, Pennsylvania for at least two years; sold to National Railway Equipment at Dixmoor, Illinois, in April 2004 for some mechanical work. Frame verified as 7842-05. (Contrary to information previous published, this unit was not sold to Argentina, as part of a sale that included D&RGW 3057, 3070, 3073, and 3074.) (ELCON 2000 information, and status in 2004 courtesy Ken Lanovich and Norm Metcalf.) (Elcon Inc. [ELectrical CONtrols] was located in Minooka, Illinois. Started 1953 by former EMD employees, building high-voltage cabinets for EMD's non-locomotive applications; later built Dash-2 and Super Series OEM modules for EMD; changed ownership twice over the years, but is still owned by former EMD personnel, and is closely associated with EMD. ELCON 2000 was still owned by Elcon as late as 2004.) Unit is owned by the Department of Transportation and is used to test appliances and components on an active locomotive being used in real world applications and is on loan to the Indiana Northeastern Railroad and now wears a NKP inspired paint scheme instead if the ACL inspired paint scheme that is has worn the last 20 years.

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Re: Indiana Northeastern DOTX 2000
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 08:49:59 AM »
It's great to see the NKP scheme still exists!

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Indiana Northeastern DOTX 2000
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 09:32:26 AM »
It's great to see the NKP scheme still exists!
Thereís a newly painted box car in Chesterton wearing nkp paint as well. 

Sorry, itís in monon not nkp

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