Paducah Shops Rebuilt GP-10 Locomotive Shell Kit
The Paducah GP10 locomotive was produced by the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad (ICG) at their Paducah, Kentucky, shop facility between 1976 and 1983. The GP10 is an upgraded version of the earlier GP9 model, featuring a 16-cylinder EMD 645 series diesel engine and solid-state electrical controls.
One of the key features of the Paducah GP10 is its versatility, as the locomotive was often used for both freight and passenger operations. The locomotive's reliable performance and ease of maintenance also made it a popular choice for many railroads in North America.
Another unique aspect of the Paducah GP10 is its customized appearance. The ICG applied a unique paint scheme to the locomotives, featuring a bright orange and white color scheme with "IC" logos on the sides. The locomotives also had custom-made cab roofs and sandboxes.
Today, many Paducah GP10 locomotives have been retired or sold to other railroads, but some remain in service on short line railroads and in industrial operations. Despite its relatively short production run, the Paducah GP10 left a lasting legacy in the history of North American railroading.