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Highball the Interchange

A Willamette Valley Railway train rolls away from the Union Pacific interchange in Woodburn, Oregon during February 1997.
This loco was built in 1/1964 with EMD construction number 28484. She was built as a freight engine. She was painted in standard for the time bloody nose colors and featured a full 5 light headlight arrangement on the front end. The rear featured a dual sealed beam light only.

She was assigned number SP 6542 in the 1965 system renumbering.

She entered the GRIP program and emerged as SP 6361 in 11/09/1979. She was rebuilt by outside contractor Morrison-Knudsen shops. She retained her turbocharger and received a full 5-light rear gyralight package.

Around 1985, she was repainted into the "Kodachrome" paint scheme.

This unit was one of three GP35's (all rebuilt units) repainted into the "Speed Lettering" paint scheme at a point after the SP was bought by Rio Grande Industries in October 1988. This was the only GP35 to have worn three paint schemes: Bloody Nose, Kodachrome and Speed Lettering. It is not known if the unit was repainted into standard Bloody Nose and then Speed Lettering, or directly from Kodachrome to Speed Lettering.
 

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