THE GREAT LAKES CENTRAL RAILROAD (GLC) unveiled the newest addition to its fleet Friday, April 8 at the company’s office in Owosso. Locomotive No. 393, a GP-35, was built in 1964 by Electro-Motive Diesel and later purchased by the Ann Arbor Railroad. The engine is equipped with a 645 turbo-charged engine and is unique because of its Alco trucks, according to Renee Holbrook, GLC parts and inventory manager. GLC now has 10 locomotives at its disposal, five GP38-2 engines, and now, five GP35 engines.
The engine required more than two months of prep work, which included sanding, welding and mudding, and the GLC painters spent another few weeks painting the locomotive. Additionally, Agnew Graphics Signs & Promotions of Owosso provided and added the graphics.
GLC transports many commodities along its roughly 400 miles of track from Ann Arbor to the tip of the lower peninsula, including grains, plastics, utility poles, Coca-Cola, fertilizers, and lumber. Engine 393 will be on the tracks soon, after it undergoes a required inspection.
Holbrook thanked GLC General Manager Chris Bagwell for designing the locomotive color scheme, Dennis and Jake Partain for prepping and painting the engine, and the Flint Painters Supply for providing the paint.    (Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

Newest Addition to GLC Fleet was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by Karen Elford