This Space for Rent

New power for the Aroostook Valley

Based on profiles drawn by Joshua Moldover, via The Railroad Paint Shop and yours truly @ my dining room table

ILW RSX11-E618 (GP9 frame+generator, E9 trucks, 251B/12 prime mover) #1, which replaced the AVR’s two elderly GE 44-tonners in 1990 (financed by the PV&T, which is a large part of why it’s an ILW locomotive instead of a six-axle GMD1) during the PV&T’s (successful) attempt to win back the potato farmers who had been scared away by the 1969 Selkirk Yard disaster.