boys in the Bogs Locomotive Works paint shop have been working
overtime to get the work out, while the guys in the mechanical department have
been on vacation. The latest thing out of the paint shop is the Alco S1.
It was a used Magnus brand, Southern Pacific engine, that got a
new paint job, and is now upgraded to S2 standards. The guys took a couple of
pictures of the engine before the work began, as you can see. The guys thought
that the work was all finished, but management has thrown a third set of F
units at them and they are back to work on those now. It's all work and no play
to BLW! Well, at least, this engine completes all the standard gauge
engines on the
The top four pictures show the newly painted S1 in Rio Grande colors. The engine was the SP on the bottom right.
Barry originally had a Magnus S1 in C&NW colors, which he traded for the SP model (other guy wanted C&NW).
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