3-30-2016 Equipment Delivery
On January 14, 1994 I found two specimens from this Cotton Belt class sitting in the yard in Lafayette, Louisiana. The SSW 7265 and SSW 7269 made a great looking pair! Some identifying features of the late model GP40-2 include the modern anti-climber, large radiator grills, and the angled blower housing. Since the SSW 7265 is one of the ones released by Athearn Genesis, the selection process was easy for me. Above are engineer's side images of the model just received and the prototype I photographed in 1994. Below are conductor's side comparison shots between the model of SSW 7265 and the prototype SSW 7269.