by Beech Cricker
I have a friend working on an article who has a question about the former RDG 7407, a GP39-2. Was this unit still in RDG colors in 1979 (timeframe of his article) or had it been repainted by new owner D&H by then?
Moderator: Franklin Gowen
TerryC wrote:You mean Reading's last locomotive order was paid for by the Chessie System!!Not entirely a shock, since the B&O had long had a relationship with the RDG, and Chessie may have wanted to keep the ailing anthracite road's corridor to north Jersey. Afterall, Chessie did propose buying out the RDG altogether. I s'pose if that had gone thru, they woulda gotten those engines back anyway.
geep39 wrote:According to a report in Extra 2200 South dated 9/80, 7407 was among units that had been painted into the solid blue with yellow nose that D&H started painting its Conrail hand-me-downs.OK, seems pretty safe to assume then that this unit was still in its RDG colors in 1979. Thanks for the info.