DOTX 2000  Contributor's Pick!       
ELCON GP40-3 (?) located by the NS East End Shops (now Freight Car America) in Roanoke. I saw it from the front coming down the road, and started to wonder who painted an ACL loco!
Date: 1/23/2007 Location: Roanoke, VA   Map Show Roanoke on a rail map Views: 2845 Collection Of:   Rodney Gentry
Locomotives: DOTX 2000(GP40-3)    Author:  Rodney Gentry
DOTX 2000
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John J. Poshepny General Is this unit owned by the Govt? 1/24/2007 5:17:15 PM
Rodney Gentry General You can go to the Elcon site, http://www.elconinc.net/html/about.htm, and it tells you about the company. They are former EMD employees, basically revitalizing various EMD locos. To my understanding, DOTX 2000 is a joint venture with Elcon and the DOT, and is a test bed for various retrofitted electronics, allowing older EMD locos to be updated to todays standards in preformance and efficiency. 1/24/2007 5:40:00 PM
Virgil Fitzpatrick General Ok here's a question, was it on a mainline freight or was it on a local. I'm here in Richmond and if I can track it, I'm gonna go get it 5/13/2007 9:05:12 AM
Gregg Bartley General Yep, you just don't see that many purple locomotives. Looks good! 12/19/2007 3:44:29 PM
David Nutter General nice the unit there! 1/20/2008 5:35:17 PM
steven langsford General Excellent photo and a very nice catch!!! 9/26/2009 3:56:03 PM
Curt Beal General That is a sharp looking engine. Congrats on the 1000 views! 2/27/2010 3:50:43 PM
David Nutter General Looking nice unit! 3/5/2010 6:19:03 AM
Jonathan Spurlock General Is this locomotive still running? I had never heard of it before today, but I'd sure like to grab a photo if possible. 11/26/2015 5:19:30 PM

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