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The nameplate indicated it was fromAlbia ,Iowa.
Dang!! I saw that down at Brooklyn Yard (along McLoughlin) but couldn't get a picture of it.From what I've been able to tell from a Google search, Herzog has the locomotives (usually old EMD build GP- and F40PH locomotives) rebuilt by a company called Relco locomotive. One site said that they are designed like that so as to not look like a locomotive, so that T&E (Train & Engine) crews don't try to bid the work over MOW crews. There may also be a functional reason for the cowl body, specifically maintenance of the equipment (since they spend a lot of time away from home shop in all sorts of climates including throughout Canada and the Rocky Mountains).
Nice catch and thanks for sharing, Steve!
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