Watco Locomotives

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Rail84

Active Member
I am new here so It may be already covered. The question I have is, Watco has a locomotive that I can't figure out, WAMX 1004 they say it is a GP10 but it looks like a GP7 and I have compared that locomotive to the GP7s they have and they all look the same can some shed some light on this.
 

SDJeff

Texas Railfan
Maybe an Illinois Central rebuild engine from a while back? They did a bunch of GP7 to GP10 rebuilds.
 

Pat

Photo Critiques Welcome
RR Picture Archive says it's a GP10/GP7u ex MWLX 2017 ex ATSF 2017 (built 08/01/1961)
 

Midsouth fan

Engr/'duc/brkmn/DS
Some rebuilders give the locomotive a new designation to indicate that it is different than the original.

http://thecrhs.org/?q=ConrailEquipment/Locomotives/EMD/gp8gp10

Bruce
What makes a GP10 what they are is the horst air filter on the roof behind the cab. Not sure that Conrail's came with this though.



Here's a pic of WAMX 802. It is an SW8 built new originally for the Louisiana & North West RR circa 1950.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3025194
 
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