Saw SOO 4512 (a GP38-2) today, entering Pig's Eye Yard as the second unit of two on a manifest train.
I'm amazed that after 28 years, there are still at least half a dozen patched bandits running around. Honestly, on what other Class 1 are there still a significant number of locomotives painted for a predecessor's predecessor? There aren't any C&O, Frisco, or T&P locomotives in use on a daily basis, only heritage Virginian, Reading, and MKT, and I was under the impression that there were no or next-to-no DRGW units still in their original paint. While as a railfan I think it's great, it makes me wonder just what kind of financial conditions cause the Canadian Pacific group to forego even a standardized public appearance.