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2023-01-27

2023-01-24

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP20, GP40, SD40 and SD45 drawings (CBQ versions)
    • GE U28B and U30B drawings (CBQ versions)
      • Removed end drop steps and handrail chains
    • GE U30B drawings (ACL version)
    • GE U33B drawings (SCL Phase 2a version)
      • Added rear Gyralite

2023-01-21

2023-01-20

2023-01-19

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD SD60 and DC SD70 series drawings
      • Hood door and radiator intake height
      • Reversed orientation of radiator intakes (most SD60M left-side views)
      • MU sockets on pilot (SD70 only)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • ONT #2105 (EMD SD75I)
    • UP #1979 (EMD SD70M)
      • Hood door and radiator intake height

2023-01-17

2023-01-16

2023-01-15

2023-01-14

2023-01-10

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 4 GMD GP38-2 drawings (CP version)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • BN #8004 (EMD SD40-2)
    • BNSF #8010 (EMD SD40-2)
    • BO #1977 (EMD GP40-2)
    • BO #4331 (EMD GP40-2)
    • CBNS #3366 (EMD SD40-2)
    • CN #5250 (GMD SD40-2(W))
    • CN #5570 (GMD GP38-2(W))
    • CN #9511 (GMD GP40-2L(W))
    • CR #3400 (EMD GP40-2)
    • CR #6381 (EMD SD40-2)
    • DTI #224 (EMD GP38-2)
    • DTI #6419 (EMD GP40-2)
    • GTW #5836 (EMD GP38-2)
    • LN #8158 (EMD SD40-2)
    • MKT #621 (EMD SD40-2)
    • SOO #4452 (EMD GP38-2)
    • WP #3555 (EMD GP40-2)
      • Long hood end seams
    • CMQ #9020 (GMD SD40-2F)
    • CP #9009 (GMD SD40-2F)
      • Truck axle bearing housings

2023-01-09

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP38-2, GP39-2, GP40-2, SD38-2, SD40-2 and SD45-2 drawings
    • GMD GP38-2(W), GP40-2(W) and GP40-2L(W) drawings
      • Long hood end seams
    • GMD GP38AC drawings (CP version)
      • Changed panel under headlight from round to flat
      • Corrected minor line glitches near stairwells
    • GMD SD40-2 drawings (CP versions)
      • Flag holders and lift rings under radiator intakes
    • GMD SD40-2F drawings
      • Truck axle bearing housings

2023-01-06

2023-01-04

2023-01-02

2023-01-01

2022-12-29

2022-12-28

2022-12-27

2022-12-21

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP38-3 drawings (NS versions)
    • EMD GP39X and GP50 drawings (SOU versions)
      • End handrail height
    • EMD SD70, SD70I and SD75I drawings
      • Fuel tank length
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • ONT #2105 (EMD SD75I)
      • Fuel tank length
  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • EMD SD70, SD70I, SD75I, SD75M
    • GE GG1
    • Steam locomotive drawings (ALCO FEF-2 and FEF-3; MLW H-1b and H-1e)
    • Road vehicles (incorporated into "Road vehicles, Lineside Structures and Equipment" page)
  • Revised in Locomotive Descriptions and Phases section:
    • EMD SD70, SD75 series phases
      • Split Phase 1c into Phases 1c, 1d1 and 1d2 (based on fuel tank details)
      • Renamed Phases 1d and 1e to Phases 1e and 1f

2022-12-20

  • Added system for displaying quantity of locomotives for a given number series in the lists of 1:18 drawings
  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • GMD SD40-2
  • Revised in Locomotive Descriptions and Phases section:
    • GMD SD40-2 Phases
      • Renamed Phase 2d1 to Phase 2d
      • Split / renamed Phase 2d2 into Phases 2e1 and 2e2

2022-12-19

2022-12-18

2022-12-17

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • BN #3118 (EMD GP50)
    • BN #8004 (EMD SD40-2)
    • BNSF #8010 (EMD SD40-2)
    • CSXT #1896 (GE U18B)
    • DTI #6419 (EMD GP40-2)
    • DWP #3600 (ALCO RS-11)
    • DWP #5904 (EMD SD40)
      • Changed number font
      • Lettering (BN #3118 and #8004)
      • Logo (BN #8004 only)
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • BN logo (version 2)
    • CP script lettering
  • Revised in Lettering and Logos section:
    • BN lettering (new photo trace instead of modified font)
    • BN, BNSF H1 and CSXT numbers (changed font to Neue Haas Grotesk Medium)

2022-12-16

  • Updated the Creating the Drawings section
    • Divided page into four separate parts
    • Added sections about research, reference images and image-tracing
    • Relocated several paragraphs previously in the Drawing Accuracy page

2022-12-15

2022-12-13

2022-12-12

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD GP15D, GP20D, GP20C-ECO and GP26 drawings
    • All EMD SD60, SD60I and SD60M drawings
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • CEFX #2040 (EMD GP20D)
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • UP 20" lettering with 7/8" border

2022-12-11

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD GP59 and GP60 series drawings
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Anticlimber and MU receptacle brackets (except GP60B, GP60M and Phase 2d GP60)
    • EMD SD39, SD40 and SD45 drawings (SP/SSW versions with large plow)
    • EMD SD40-2 drawings (Family Lines, NW and SOU versions with large plow)
      • Air pipe routing through plow, behind steps and through underframe
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • ATSF #143 (EMD GP60M)
    • ATSF #345 (EMD GP60B)
    • SP #9724 (EMD GP60)
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points

2022-12-10

2022-12-09

2022-12-08

2022-12-07

2022-12-06

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • CN #2501 (GE Dash 9-44CWL)
    • CN #5512 (GMD SD60F)
    • CN #5570 (GMD GP38-2(W))
    • CN #9511 (GMD GP40-2L(W))
      • Changed number font to Craft Gothic DemiBold

2022-12-05

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 4 EMD SD45 drawings (SP Phase 1b2 versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD SD38, SD39, SD40, SD40A, SD45 and SDP45 drawings (Phase 2b1 and later versions with inner sand hoses)
      • Added sand pipes running below walkway sideframe
      • Removed dynamic brake roof vent (SP SD39 Phase 2b1 versions only)

2022-12-04

2022-12-03

2022-12-02

2022-12-01

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All GE Super 7-23B and Super 7-30CMP drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions
    • All GMD GP38-2(W), GP40-2(W), GP40-2L(W), SD40-2F, SD50F and SD60F drawings
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • CN #5512 (GMD SD60F)
    • CN #5570 (GMD GP38-2(W))
    • CN #9511 (GMD GP40-2L(W))
    • CMQ #9017 (GMD SD40-2F)
    • CMQ #9020 (GMD SD40-2F)
    • CP #9009 (GMD SD40-2F)
    • DMVW #5454 (GMD SD50F)
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points

2022-11-30

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 EMD SD38-2 drawings (SP version)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP38-3 drawings (NS versions)
    • EMD GP39-2 drawings (MKT version)
    • All EMD GP39X and GP50 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Revised ribs on blower duct (Phase 1 versions)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
      • Changed horn from Leslie S-3K to Prime PM-990 (late BN versions only)
  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • SLQ #8748 (EMD GP11)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • AA #2373 (EMD GP39-2)
    • BN #3118 (EMD GP50)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (AA #2373)
      • Changed horn from Leslie S-3K to Prime PM-990 (BN #3118)
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • SLR logo and lettering

2022-11-29

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 8 GE ES44AC drawings (CSXT Phase 2f and 2g versions)
    • 6 GE ET44AC drawings (CSXT and NS versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • BNSF #7128 (GE ES44C4)
      • Corner step height
    • CREX #1328 (GE ES44AC)
      • Added chain posts on end handrails
      • Added seam on cab bottom front corner access panels

2022-11-28

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 6 GE ET44AC drawings (UP and late CN versions)
    • 2 GE ET44C4 drawings (late BNSF version)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • GE ES series drawings (Phase 2a and later versions with standard-clearance steps)
    • All GE ET44AC and ET44C4 drawings
      • Corner step height
      • Center hood bolt height (ET44AC and ET44C4 only)
    • All GE ES and ET series left-side views
      • Added AEI tag above left rear truck
    • GE ES series drawings (CN, CSXT, CREX, IAIS and NS versions)
      • Added seam on cab bottom front corner access panels
      • Added chain posts on end handrails (CREX, CSXT and IAIS versions)
      • Removed chain posts on end handrails (NS ES40DC versions only)
      • Corrected straight vs. angled end handrail stanchions (CSXT and IAIS versions; NS ES44AC right-side views)

2022-11-26

2022-11-25

2022-11-20

2022-11-18

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD F59PH drawings
    • All GMD F40PH-2D drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail bolts
    • All GE 6-axle Dash 8 series drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
      • Cab door window height (versions with wide-nosed cab)
    • GE ES44AC drawings (UP Phase 1f and 2b versions)
      • Added capacitor box (on walkway behind inverter cabinet)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • AMT #526 (EMD F59PH)
    • GOT #522 (EMD F59PH)
    • VIA #6407 (GMD F40PH-2D)
    • VIA #6438 (GMD F40PH-2D)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail bolts

2022-11-17

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD F59PHI drawings
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail bolts
    • All EMD GP8, GP10 and GP11 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Corner step height increased by 2"
      • Revised coupler carrier
      • Changed draft gear housing from M-375/MS-485 to M-380/M-381 (most GP10 and GP11 drawings, except most GP7 rebuilds)
      • Revised draft gear housing (most GP7 rebuilds)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (CR and CRR version only)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • AMT #1325 (EMD F59PHI)
      • Coupler cut levers
    • AMTK #505 (GE Dash 8-32BWH)
    • CDTX #2052 (GE Dash 8-32BWH)
    • NS #3533 (GE Dash 8-32B)
    • PW #3902 (GE B39-8)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
    • ICG #7918 (EMD GP8)
    • ICG #8719 (EMD GP11)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Corner step height increased by 2"
      • Revised coupler carrier
      • Changed draft gear housing from M-375/MS-485 to M-380/M-381 (ICG #8719 only)
      • Revised draft gear housing (ICG #7918 only)
  • Revised in Locomotive Descriptions and Phases section:
    • EMD/GMD GP7, GP9 Phases
      • Updated details regarding overall length and draft gear design
      • Added references

2022-11-15

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP9 drawings
    • EMD GP18 drawings (IC, LV and SAL versions)
    • EMD GP20 drawings (except UP version)
      • Changed draft gear housing from M-375/MS-485 to M-380/M-381

2022-11-14

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All GE 4-axle Dash 8 series drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
      • Cab door window height (Dash 8-40BW only)
    • GE AC4400CW drawings (Phase 1f through 2c CP versions; Phase 2c CEFX version)
      • Narrower steps
      • Added step light behind battery boxes (right side)
  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • CP #8529 (GE AC4400CW)
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • CP lettering (versions from GP9u #8200 and AC4400CW #8529)
    • GE builder's and emissions control stickers

2022-11-13

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All GE ES40DC and ES44DC drawings
      • Cab door window height (except CN versions)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Added numberboard latches (early BNSF versions)
      • Added numberboard seam (CN and late BNSF versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • BNSF #7128 (GE ES44C4)
    • CREX #1328 (GE ES44AC)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Cab door grabiron height (CREX #1328 only)

2022-11-12

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 GE ES44AC drawings (UP Phase 1f1 version) - completed in 2020 but never uploaded
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All GE Dash 9 series drawings
      • Cab door window height (except Dash 9-40C and CN versions)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Step height (NS versions)
      • Added numberboard seam (CN versions)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
    • All GE ES44AC, ES44C4, ET44AC and ET44C4 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Added missing truck brake piping (left side)
      • Cab door grabiron height (CREX versions only)
      • Narrower steps (CN versions only)
    • All covered hopper car drawings
    • All tank car drawings
    • All well car drawings
      • Coupler cut levers
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • BNSF #5601 (GE AC4400CW)
    • CEFX #1043 (GE AC4400CW)
    • CN #2501 (GE Dash 9-44CWL)
      • Cab door window height (CEFX #1043 only)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
    • CR #5002 (GE B36-7)
    • SCL #5134 (GE BQ23-7)
    • SLSF #867 (GE B30-7)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Cab window gaskets (SLSF #867 only)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions
    • APA #97 (MLW C-424)
    • CP #4257 (MLW C-424)
      • Redrawn cab face (revised dimensions and nose/roof contours)
      • Cab sides moved rearward by 0.5"
      • Front/rear hood ends moved inward by 0.25"
      • Hood length reduced by 0.75" (length removed in 4 doors under exhaust stack)
      • Coupler cut lever thickness and height
    • FBOX #505314
    • SHPX #432930
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Truck springs

2022-11-11

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All GE AC44C4M, AC44C6M and AC4400CW drawings
      • Cab door window height
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Step height (late AC44C6M, CSXT AC4400CW only)
      • Added numberboard seam (AC44C6M)
      • Removed numberboard hinges (UP Phase 1g2 and later AC4400CW)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)

2022-11-09

2022-11-08

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 EMD SD40 drawings (SP Phase 2a3 version)
    • 8 EMD SD40-2 drawings (NDeM versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP35 (SP / SSW Phase 2b version)
    • EMD GP40, SD39, SD40 and SD45 drawings (SSW and SP versions)
      • Fuel filler
    • EMD SD38-2 drawing (SLSF 298-299 left-side view)
      • Corrected line glitch on walkway behind cab
    • EMD SD40-2 drawings (CNW Phase 1a left-side views)
      • Removed rear footboards
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • G&W railroad logos
      • HCRY
      • QGRY (3 variations)
      • SLR (version from 3804)

2022-11-07

2022-11-06

2022-11-01

2022-10-26

  • Revised in Photos section:
    • Re-processed photos from 2008 (adjusted exposure and cropped as needed)
      • 2008-07-19 through 2008-11-05

2022-10-24

  • Revised in Photos section:
    • Re-processed photos from 2008 (adjusted exposure and cropped as needed)
      • 2008-07-04 (CN)
      • 2008-07-05

2022-10-22

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 2 photos from 2008-04-09 (MMA)
  • Revised in Photos section:
    • Re-processed photos from 2008 (adjusted exposure and cropped as needed)
      • 2008-04-01
      • 2008-04-02
      • 2008-04-03
      • 2008-04-06
      • 2008-05-20
      • 2008-05-29
      • 2008-07-01
      • 2008-07-02 (CN)
      • 2008-07-03

2022-10-21

2022-10-19

2022-10-14

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All MLW M-630 and M-636 drawings
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Redrawn cab face (revised dimensions and nose/roof contours)
      • Cab sides moved forward by 0.25"
      • Front/rear hood ends moved outward by 0.5"
      • Added missing cab flag bracket (right side)
      • Rear headlight details (right side)
      • Added bottom seam on hood ends

2022-10-07

2022-09-28

2022-09-27

2022-09-26

2022-09-20

  • Added in Photos section: (George Matheson photos)
    • 37 photos from 1999
    • 66 photos from 2000
    • 76 photos from 2001
    • 50 photos from 2002
    • 38 photos from 2003
    • 24 photos from 2004
    • 55 photos from 2005

2022-09-19

  • Major update to Photos section
    • Revised page structure and filters to include photos taken by George Matheson
    • Changed filters from text links to radio buttons
    • Removed unnecessary "Other Search Options" links from basic photo search pages
  • Added in Photos section: (George Matheson photos)
    • 70 photos from 2006
    • 16 photos from 2007
    • 8 photos from 2008

2022-08-03

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All C30-7, C30-7A and C36-7 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Cab window gaskets (Phase 1a through 2a versions)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
      • Changed horn from Leslie S-3K to Prime PM-990 (BN versions only)

2022-08-02

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD SD50 drawings
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail end plate attachment points
    • All B23-7, B30-7, B30-7A, B36-7 and BQ23-7 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Cab window gaskets (Phase 1a through 2c versions)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
      • Changed horn from Leslie SL-3L to Prime PM-920 (MP versions only)
      • Removed extra cab side windows (CO and SOU Phase 3 versions)

2022-07-13

2022-07-12

2022-07-04

2022-06-18

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 37 photos from 2022-05-24
    • 38 photos from 2022-06-17

2022-05-13

  • Updated in Colours section
    • BNSF orange (changed to RGB values actually used in the drawings)