RailPictures.Net Photo: CRIP 4353 Rock Island EMD GP38-2 at Watkins, Colorado by Steve Patterson
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» Rock Island (more..)
» EMD GP38-2 (more..)
» Unknown
» Watkins, Colorado, USA (more..)
» February 27, 1980
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» CRIP 4353 (more..)
» Unknown
» Steve Patterson (more..)
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Unfortunately Rock Island’s jaunty paint scheme on these 3 GP-38-2’s rushing its train west to Denver on U.P. trackage rights was not enough to save the railroad which a bankruptcy court ordered liquidated on Jan. 25, 1980, but it struggled until March 30 when death overcame it. Alongside I-70, Extra 4353 was west of Watkins, Colo., on Feb. 27, 1980 and the colors became known as “bankruptcy blue.”
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