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WP 705

Audio Tour


WP 705

1952 EMD GP7

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BuilderElectro-Motive Division of General Motors
BuiltOctober 1952
Serial number17029
Top speed65 MPH
Operating weight251,700 lbs
Acquisition Purchased and donated by a group of FRRS members

More information about the WP 705 HERE

Audio Transcript:
WP 705 Came to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum from Arizona where she spent several years working in the desert hauling freight for short line "Arizona Central" after retirement from the Western Pacific. This explains the faded red paint. 705 was purchased by a group of FRRS members and brought "home" in 2005. Nicknamed the "Mary Kay" due to its pink (faded red) paint, the 705 will be restored as time and money allow. Once mechanical restoration is completed, it will be pained the Perlman Green and Orange paint scheme. For the time being, WP 705 is stored at the museum on display.