The time I got to run ‘my unit’

A chance ride on Illinois Central’s first SD40 leading a coal train east
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I have always had a thing for “class units,” that is, the first in a series, and “my engine” is Illinois Central 6000, an SD40 delivered in late 1967 in the then-new orange and white color scheme. I have a custom-painted HO sc...

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