Kansas City Southern's "Ghost" Locomotives
KCS SD40-2
A one-time popular baseball saying was, " you can't tell the players without a scorecard." That was certainly the case on the KCS in the mid 1990s. This Ron Thur image shows KCS SD40-2 4611 rolling through Justin, TX on 19 November 1995. Build initially as an EMD model SD40, the six-axle freighter had been renumbered from 611 in November 1994. By the close of 1996, it had been rebuilt as a SD40-2 and renumbered 673. According to the photographer, "By 1995, it was rare to see multiple or pure ghost consists." .

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