Three classics in one, the Illinois Central SD40 with a caboose and an operating wigwag signal.
IC SD40-2R 6071, built from the first SD40 ever built (EMDX 434), sits at the Monticello Railway Museum with a GM&O caboose, next to a vintage wig-wag crossing signal.
IC SD40-2R 6071, the granddaddy of all SD40 types, sits at the Monticello Railway Museum. Hopefully someday this unit will once again be operational.
A view that very few people ever get to see is that from on the nose of the first SD40 ever built, let alone with a Leslie S5T on top. The horn is present here for an initial "fitting" as part of ... (more)
Two "Operation: Lifesaver" locomotives sit back to back in the morning sun including NS 5317 and IC 6071. Both are on display for Monticello Railway Museum's Railroad Days event.
IC 6071, the first EMD SD40 ever built, is on display as the "IC 6071 Exhibit" at the Monticello Railway Museum's yearly "Railroad Days" event on September 22, 2012. The unit started out as EMDX 4... (more)
This was the first SD40X demonstrator, built on a SD35 frame, and sold to the GM&O after its demo days.
The EMD logo on the "new" trucks of IC 6071 still shows as a testament to the first SD40 ever manufactured.
The very first SD40 produced by EMD in the 1960's. Originally EMDX 434 and later GMO 950. It eventually spent much of its life as IC 6071. Donated by CN to the Monticello Railway Museum. The m... (more)
Monticello Railway Museum's Illinois Central GP11 8733 makes a fine sight as it shoves away from the museum grounds with storage tank cars, after a museum crew set out the IC 6071, donated by CN r... (more)
The first SD40 manufactured by EMD in 1964 as EMDX 434. Donated by CN to the Monticello Railway Museum this classic locomotive waits for delivery at the yard in nearby Decatur. The museum tells ... (more)
IC 6071 gets a fuel fill.
The original SD40 leads the Waterloo to Fort Dodge Local past Mills Tower.
Note the shifted lumber load on the last car, as IC 6071, the original SD40, couples to the grain hopper to get it ready for pick up.
IC 6071 leads a train of mixed freight out of CN's Battle Creek yard.