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MaPac Memory

January 5, 2015

I came across this interesting view of two ladies moving some MoPac MaPac GP38-2’s at Mt. Vernon, IL in August of 1987. (click image to view a larger version)

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I get the impression that they’re hostlers, not a switch crew as such. Nevertheless, it’s an unusual scene. I can’t say I’ve ever seen two women working together like this. If I had, I might have railfanned a lot more…

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  1. Bruce Murray permalink
    January 6, 2015 7:16 pm

    The unit looks in reasonable shape, considering it was in 1987. I started my MP railfanning in late 1987 and have many shots of the blue units’ dying days as they got painted to UP or retired. Saw lots of worn out heralds and faded Jenks blue paint.

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