This GP35 (builder #30055) was acquired new in 1965. It was the lead
locomotive in a fiery train-truck collision on a rail crossing at Mile
57 of the Anchorage-Fairbanks Highway on August 5, 1972. Thirty-six
derailed freight cars burned creating twin mile-high plumes of black smoke.
Number 2503 was wrecked again on December 2, 1976 and was rebuilt as GP35u
#3051 in 1977.
Photo courtesy of Jerry Carson