Robert showed off his new SW1500 today. A welcome addition, as our fleet of good switching locomotives consisted solely of 7422, which Robert had detailed the other year.
Yes, an R&IT locomotive with Operation Lifesaver paint! This new locomotive is an Athearn model, as opposed to 7422, which is an Atlas MP-15.
We have also pressed into service our SD40-2, an ex-MILW Kato unit which had motor issues but now appear to be fixed:
As you may know, our last SD40-2 was painted by Mike Smith many years ago, as No. 7698. We're slowly working down the list of numbers for SD40's, and hope to reach 7690 sometime in the future.
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