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: 2951 Collection Of:   Rodney Gentry
Locomotives: DOTX 2000(GP40-3)    Author:  Rodney Gentry
DOTX 2000
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User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
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,, 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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