Birth of a Black
When the SDRM received SP#3873 from Union Pacific in 1996 she
was still in her "bloody nose" Southern
Pacific paint scheme and quite worn looking. It was decided early on
that we wanted her to be painted in SP's classic Black Widow scheme, to
match our #1809. Museum volunteers spent many hours sanding, priming,
sanding, priming again, then painting the locomotive.
SP#3873 as she looked when she was
SP#3873 during sanding and priming
SP#3873 working hard!
Page by Randy
Houk, updated 1-11-2012