RailPictures.Net Photo: NICD 1000 South Shore Railroad EMD GP38-2 at Gary, Indiana by Craig Walker
 
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» South Shore Railroad (more..)
» EMD GP38-2 (more..)
» Unknown
» Gary, Indiana, USA (more..)
» September 24, 2021
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A Pantograph on a Diesel?!? ¯\_(?)_/¯

Upon reviewing this photo of NICD GP38-2 1000, I discovered something interesting about this engine – a pantograph on the roof! Built by EMD in June 1968 as Detroit Toledo & Ironton GP40 405, this engine became Grand Trunk Western P40 6405 when the bankrupt DT&I’s assets were sold to GTW in the early 80s. The GP40 was later sold to Progress Rail Services, which numbered it RMPX 6405. Sold to NICD (South Shor Line) in 2001, it was rebuilt and repainted in early 2020 and, at some point not long after, the pantograph was installed on its roof. The pantograph is used as an ice cutter for days when the sleet builds up and causes contact problems on their electric passenger MU sets, similar to Southern Pacific's icicle breakers on GP38-2s, SD9s, etc. (Gary, Indiana – September 24, 2021)
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