I have people ask me quite a bit about how I did the decals for the D&I engines that grace the header of this blog and the one in this post. These are Vita-Cal decals with white backing, custom printed by me a while back on a printer which I no longer have. I did a write-up for the NMRA Thousand Lakes Region newspaper The Fusee which can be found here.
Now the news has hit that D&I has purchased another SD40-2, the Ex-BN 7285 will become DAIR 3026, according to the railroad’s operations manager. This locomotive is going to be a tempting project for me because I have everything on hand to do it, as well as an interest in the particular engine from its Burlington Northern coal hauling days and of course in its Dakota and Iowa future.