These photos were taken at the NC DOT facility on Capital Blvd in Raleigh. The locomotives arrived via the Norfolk Southern early in January, according to the CSX crews that work in Raleigh Yard, adjacent to the NCDOT facility.
The new engines are named the City of Salisbury 1755 and City of Asheville 1797; the numbers indicate each city’s incorporation date. The locomotives cost $2.3 million each (yow!). General Motors' Electro Motive Division built the engines in Schenectedy and Hornell, New York. The F59PHI units feature a paint scheme developed by NC DOT's Ellen Holden. It's very successful in my opinion - your mileage may vary!Photos taken on 23 January 1999, using Fuji ASA 50 Velvia transparency film. Can YOU say color saturation?
These are the "old" NCDOT locomotives, the City of Raleigh and City of Charlotte, a pair of GP40s that were rebuilt at Montreal as the power for the second incarnation of The Carolinian. They're a bit weary now...paint scheme by Robert Langenberg of NCDOT.