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Eric Kingsley
Boston & Maine GP9

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Boston & Maine GP9

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The prototypes for these models came from a book I have called Before Guilford by Preston Cook which details approximately the last 10 years of The Delaware & Hudson, Boston & Maine, and Maine Central Railroads. The book deals mostly with the motive power of the lines but there are a few other shots of equipment as well including cabooses.

I have used the same Microscale O-Gauge Decals for this model as I did for my GP40. While the numbering is that of a GP9 I have come to the conclusion that trying to model an exact prototype engine in LEGO is futile. So this is really just a High Nose GP with my prototypes being mostly GP7 and GP9's.

One bit of "artistic license" I took with this model are the white running boards. The prototype had black running boards but I wanted it to match my GP40 more closely and my book said the Black running boards were introduced to save on the expense of cleaning the white ones. These prototypes come from the waining days of the B&M and therefore any cost cutting measure was considered a good thing.

GP9 (High Nose) Locomotive