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NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« on: September 28, 2019, 04:29:42 PM »
Hi,
I was looking in on Railroad Picture Archive, NICD (NICTD) and noticed recent photo's of the above loco.
This seems to be a recent acquisition?
Complete with a Dynamic Brake
So the 'Grey Ghost' GP40 1000 is no longer alone.
Does any IRBS member know any history and details of 1001, please.
I have run several searches on the forum, so apologies if this has subject has been covered elsewhere.
Regards, Paul

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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2019, 09:56:21 PM »
I can't help you on the details, but I DID photograph it a couple weeks ago parked out back with the gray ghost.  Sorry about the haziness.  This was shot into the sun through a chain link fence.  Best i could do.

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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 07:13:49 AM »
Hi Bob,
Thanks for your reply & photo - the first close-up one I have seen. It shows a good amount of detail.
I am puzzled by her livery, possibly a NICTD/CSS style make-over of one from her previous life?
When I became tired of modelling British Railways (2016) hooked on USA Railroads and narrowed this down to Carroll Ave, my first Model purchase was a HO GP38
The Dealer told me it was an old Athearn Blue-Box (this meant absolutely nothing to me) for £20.00 ($24.58)
But I was amazed at the detail of a model made @1985, especially the wheel profiles - compared with what we were being offered in the UK, at that time (British OO models have improved since then)
However, research into the CSS&SB revealed my model had an extra Fan-Cowl and a bulge (Dyna'-Brake) mid-way either side of the long Hood.
I went on to import some Atlas GP38's (Santa-Fe) that were closer to the CSS versions.
But now I have a niche for my Athearn model - another detailing/Airbrush project (but not those ugly flat Antenna plates)
If ever you could manage a photo of the short Hood - that would be appreciated too.
Thanks, regards, Paul

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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2019, 02:34:45 AM »
It has a factory installed EMD nose light on the short hood. Which wasn’t that common.

There were not many roads that had that. SCL and L&N GP38s and GP38-2 had them. So did ICG/IC units, and some of the IC gp38-2 had dynamics too.

Narrows it down at least.

Definately started life as a early 1970s Gp38-2. Really screams L&N gp38-2 to me.


« Last Edit: September 30, 2019, 02:58:48 AM by indyspy »
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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 12:52:29 PM »
Hi Indyspy, Flickr has some good front-end & side views of 1001.
I've 'contacted us' at NICTD re the Loco, but had no reply.
Again, probably because I am non-USA. I can't even access the South Bend Tribune, these days.
Thanks anyway, Paul

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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 03:56:36 PM »
I would have to get within feet of the locomotive to get a frame number to ID it.
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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 09:44:16 AM »
Interestingly, that locomotive was originally delivered this spring with a cream/white stripe between the maroon and orange, and I'm told was sent back to the shop that did it to correct it to a black stripe, as well as have some mechanical work done to it.
I don't know the history of the locomotive either, am looking in to it.
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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 11:18:41 AM »
Here's a photo that shows the short hood better.

Photo by Randy Olson.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2019, 11:31:06 AM by ckpcpqq »

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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 05:17:19 PM »
Hi, Cheers for that. Paul

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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 05:18:05 PM »
Sources tell me that this was the Illinois Central's second bicentennial-painted unit.  Outshopped by NRE as a GP38-3.
The first IC Bicentennial unit, incidnetally, was invloved in a firey grade crossing accident and had to be rebuilt.
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Re: NICD 1001(GP38-2) South Shore Line (new?) Locomotive
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 11:29:32 PM »
Sources tell me that this was the Illinois Central's second bicentennial-painted unit.  Outshopped by NRE as a GP38-3.
The first IC Bicentennial unit, incidnetally, was invloved in a firey grade crossing accident and had to be rebuilt.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/451197/



Now obviously someone has removed the ill thought up EMD L window. (This was a common retrofit) And the high gyro has been pulled and replaced with a plate.

But otherwise the unit is a match, sight glass, radiators, nose light.
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