When Guilford Transportation Industries acquired the 6.5 mile Springfield Terminal, it acquired much more than a run-down ex-interurban with a GE 44-tonner. The real value in the acquisition was the financial advantage of owning a shortline road subject to lower wages and less stringent work rules. By leasing the Boston & Maine and the Maine Central to the Springfield Terminal, Guilford instantly had a claim to change the entire labor structure of the larger roads. Beside transferring a large number of the other roads’ power to the ST, Guilford also acquired a bunch of ex-Santa Fe SD26’s and a bakers’ dozen high-hood SD45’s of N&W and Southern lineage. Here freshly-painted 689, former Southern 3166, stands outside of the East Binghamton shops.