It is the second week of March, 1980. The MILW has shut down the Pacific extension and the only trains operating are eastbound cleanup trains. Here is what we found at Othello one Saturday. This GP35 was in a lashup which would be taking a cleanup train east.
EMD GP35 is a four-axle diesel locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division.Built July 1963 and January 1966. Power was provided by an EMD 567D3A 16-cylinder engine which generated 2500 horsepower
Take a good look at this train, as you'll never see the cars it's hauling again. This is the end of the line! CP 1127 & 3027 (GP35 Slug & GP38-2) are the switcher set regularly assigned to this job.
Note open hopper #120 at the side, its of many open hoppers owned by Mandak for...
3/5 trains that were waiting to head out west. CEFX 1012 with another CP AC4400CW on an intermodal, and in the backround, CP 5707, SD40-2, and a GP35 slug, CP 1127, powered by CP 3027, GP38-2. Those two were switching.
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