SPSF Kodachrome Behemoths: DD35 & AC6000

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Zephyr

Rocket Red
This weekend I finished up my two largest SPSF locomotives to date. Overall, the Athearn DD35 turned out to be easier than the Broadway Limited AC6000 due to simplicity - less parts, etc. The AC6000 was a chore but I think it turned out good and I hope to add at least one more to my modern fleet.

In 2006, the SPSF changed its logo from the basic four letters back to the Santa Fe. The AC6000/DD35 reflect this change. The DD35 needs some heavy weathering due to its current limited role working in a local yard. The AC6000 will help haul many a unit coal train in the western US for years into the future...

Without further delay, I present to you the DD35 and AC6000 - enjoy!

DD35 - this is a dummy, former UP 77.




AC6000 - this is the BLI Stealth Series, undecorated.






 
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enjineerbill

Avid People Watcher
Bravo !!

Nice to see the 'Kodachrome' live again. I used to got to Ft. Madison Ia., back when they had tons of units re-painted for the failed merger. Thanks for taking me back.:cool:

Johnny
 

jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
Beautiful!! I love posts like these, always worth opening and checking out others' handywork.
 

Zephyr

Rocket Red
You bet, guys. Glad you enjoy the work. I have more kodachrome projects up my sleeve - more old Athearn kits to "update" and also (a little later) I plan to do another AC4400CW plus a B40-8W and perhaps a C44-9W.
 




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