Atlas GP7 #5760...
Part of an order of GP7s (5739-5797)
these units were built originally with single note horns
pointing each way (as on the model out of the box),
but were replaced prior to the Chessie era
with a five chime horn (as seen
below). GP7s normally
had louvered doors where the road number is, but on this unit it has a flat (GP9-like) door.
C&O GP7s ran short hood forward, as can be
seen with the Ches-C logo on the prototype photo below.
To make the Atlas unit more correct
I added spark arrestors,
five chime horn, MU stand and
C&O style bell. I painted some of the handrails in front of
the Ches-C logo on the front of the unit blue.
This was a common feature, and can be
seen in the prototype photo below
on the bottom of the "C" on the
front of the unit. I
painted the front plow MU hoses black, the class lights silver and the
bottom of the hand rail blue. I also painted on the side sill where the
old ACI car was
removed showing the old blue and yellow
C&O paint scheme.