Life-Like Proto 2000 GP30 #3042...
The Chessie System inherited quite a few GP30's from
the C&O. Most of these units got repainted into Chessie paint.
#3042 was in an order of 48 GP30's (#3000-3047) purchased in 1963.
For more information on this class and the kits available for GP30's see
my Proto 2000 Chessie
C&O GP30 , 2
Proto 2000 GP30s or Spectrum
C&O GP30 pages. #3042 was wrecked in 1979. As for the
other GP30's in this order, I know that #3003, 3005, 3013 were wrecked
in 1975. #3045 and 3047 were wrecked in 1965.
Below is an actual pic of #3042 in the paint scheme I
Below are finished pictures of #3042. Click on this
link to see a "how to" article on this locomotive.