Katy, In the Garage
Wichita Falls, Texas; May, 1978

A night shot (of course it was always dark in that place) records a rare appearance by one of Katy's four "U-boats" on the Southwest corner of our layout in my parents garage.
The second unit in the consist is GP7 #121. If I remember right, it (I'm refering to the full-size versions) and a few of it's sisters (#120-123) were originally intended for passenger service. They had a steam generator in the short hood and I believe that's why the air brake reservoirs were moved to the top of the hood. That presented my brother Robert (I modeled the Rock Island) with a minor detailing challenge.

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Mack Muir