This Space for Rent

Now this is something new…

When doing our usual trip by the Eng!!s tonight, we saw a brand new engine; an EMD switcher (SW7ish) with part of a Northern Pacific paint scheme, and lettered as EPT 802.

It may not be very noticable, but this engine has got dynamic brakes (see the grilles and the top of the fan at the very back of the hood?); I'm guessing it came off some logging or mining railroad, and got the NP paint job when it got onto the EPT property.

Their GP7 is looking increasingly forlorn, with doors open, battery boxes empty, and generally looking as if something important failed and they're now in the throes of gutting it for components to put into #'s 100 and 802. (Maybe even for components into their NW5, but who knows?)