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Enter the Screaming Eagles - the 1960's-'70's

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  the GP38

MODEL BUILDER FIRST DELIVERY FINAL DELIVERY TOTAL
GP38 EMD 6/66 10/66 6 units

Unit:

Missouri Pacific
EMD GP38
Location/Date of Photo:

unknown
unknown
Locomotive No.

MP 2005
Photographer:

Photographer unknown/Todd Greuter Collection
The -38 foretold the path the MoPac would take in the future. The rail company would only own a total of six 2,000 hp GP 38 diesels (#572-577, later renumbered #2002-2007), purchased in October 1966 to replace wrecked units. For the GP38, it was only a warm-up for what was to come as purchases of the later Dash 2 model would become the most abundant engine on the system.

Unit:

Missouri Pacific
EMD GP38
Location/Date of Photo:

unknown
unknown
Locomotive No.

MP 2006
Photographer:

© copyright George Elwood Photo, used with permission

Unit:

Missouri Pacific
EMD GP38
Location/Date of Photo:

unknown
August 1976
Locomotive No.

MP 2007
Photographer:

© copyright George Elwood Photo, used with permission
Another GP 38 shot with great detail in it's "as delivered" scheme. Very few Geeps (with the exception of the GP35s) ever recieved the large white turbo eagle painted on the long hood. The 38s had shorter fuel tanks than the majority of MP's 38-2's to follow.

 

  the GP40 - Demonstrated, but never Owned

MoPac never owned any GP40's! (not as a seperate entity, anyway)...

The Missouri Pacific has a much mis-understood relationship involving the GP40. It is best to approach such stories as the one below with a grain of skeptisism, as there is no known photographic evidence to substantiate this interesting story.

EMD, in an effort to sell to the ever-loco-hungry road on its newest offering, loaned one EMD GP40 Demo to MoPac for evaluating... that much is considered fact. As the story goes this engine was even painted in MP blue with the Turbo Eagle on the sides of the long hood. Unfortunately, there is no photographic evidence to substantiate this detail of the story.

I tend to believe that although this story seems like a plausible one, it is just as likely a case of "mistaken identity"... as pointed out by Jim Ogden, EMD's typical colors for the GP40 demonstrators would have been a light blue, with a white stripe in the middle and minus EMD logos. This could have been perceived as a MoPac scheme by an eyewitness.

Whether legend or not, there's no disputing the fact that MoPac was not impressed and never purchased a single GP40.


 

  the C&EI GP30

C&EI comes under MP control, Renumbering of units 5/23/67 - 3/18/68. C&EI assets were split between L&N and MoPac.

For a short time, the MoPac owned GP30's as part of the C&EI merger agreement -- C&EI assets were split between the MoP and the L&N with the 1967 takeover of that line.  Originally lettered as C&EI 239-241, then numbered 590-592 as C&EI/MoPac, and finally L&N 1058-1060.

As soon as the merger plans were finalized, the new renumbering plan went into effect on the C&EI GP30s. None of these units would wear MoPac blue, but they did wear a short-lived C&EI/MP scheme. The body remained in C&EI black/white paint, with new small MP-style numbers on the dynamic brake blister, and the old numbers painted out. These three units originally numbered 239-241, and renumbered 590-592, were also C&EI buzzsawed, the logo used shortly after MoPac and C&EI merged. These were the only numbers they wore in their brief careers on the MoPac.

As part of the merger deal all of the GP30 units eventually went to the L&N. In February 1968 the Evansville Division of the C&EI was conveyed to the L&N as a condition of the MoPac takeover of the C&EI. Along with the trackage, structures, buildings and various rolling stock, the three GP30's went to the L&N. They were renumbered L&N 1058-1060. None of these units were repainted into Jenks Blue in their MoPac days. (Tuch Santucci -MP Engineer)


3/68 - MoPac breaks it's custom of buying from EMD and makes it's first purchase of the C-C GE U30C



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Sources:
Missouri Pacific Diesel Power by Kevin EuDaly

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