If the Green Bay & Western had survived into the modern era, what would the motive power look like?
GB&W GE Dash-840CW
in HO scale:
HO scale modeler Marv Preussler
gives a very plausible scheme
for what a modem GB&W locomotive would look like with this Atlas
GE Dash 8-40CW based on a
Conrail prototype. Marv lettered the loco with decals from
Scale Rail Graphics and DM Custom Decals.
The Dash 8-40CW is a 4000 horsepower, 6-axle locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems from 1990 to 1994.
It is 70'-8" long. In a fitting tribute, Marv numbered his locomotive
#401, which is the same series the largest GB&W steam locomotives had.
Since this is a fantasy model, it won't operate on Marv's 1980s GB&W layout. He will be making two more of these locos and they will be displayed in a showcase in his layout room.
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