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Owner: Respondek Railroad Corporation
Model:EMD GP8Built As:USAX 1837 (GP7)
Serial Number:15707Order No:7012
Frame Number:7012-17Built:0/1951
Notes:blt -/51 as USAX 1837
Other locos with this serial:  MOC 1800(GP7u) MWLX 1800(GP7u) RRC 1800(GP8)
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RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC (Respondek) 1800 This is the former Missouri Central 1800 that they roster as a GP 8
Photo Date:  3/21/2005  Upload Date: 3/21/2005 11:50:54 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith Belk
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  880   Comments: 3
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800
Photo Date:  3/28/2005  Upload Date: 3/28/2005 1:32:35 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith Belk
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  562   Comments: 2
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/28/2005 3:26:21 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith Belk
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  532   Comments: 3
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/28/2005 3:26:40 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith Belk
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  561   Comments: 2
RRC 2153 and 1800
Title:  RRC 2153 and 1800
Description:  RRC 2153 and 1800
Photo Date:  5/29/2005  Upload Date: 5/29/2005 6:34:58 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith Belk
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 2153(GP7u) RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  530   Comments: 1
RRC 1206, IERR104 and 1800
Title:  RRC 1206, IERR104 and 1800
Description:  RRC 1206, 104 and 1800
Photo Date:  8/20/2005  Upload Date: 8/20/2005 2:27:32 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith Belk
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1206(SW1200) RRC 1800(GP8) RRC 104(GP7) RRC 104(GP7)
Views:  612   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800 cranking up and being checked out
Photo Date:  8/20/2005  Upload Date: 8/20/2005 2:26:56 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith Belk
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  599   Comments: 3
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800
Photo Date:  8/20/2005  Upload Date: 8/20/2005 2:27:17 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith Belk
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  480   Comments: 1
Respondek Railroad Corp. Switchers
Title:  Respondek Railroad Corp. Switchers
Description:  Performing contract switching on the old military base. The lead unit is an ex-Missouri Central unit, built in 1951 as an United States Army #1838 as a GP7. It was sold to ARR in 1976 as GP7 #1838. It was retired by ARR in 1998 a GP7 #1801. It went to BDLX as GP7 #1801. In 1999 it went to Midwest Locomotive as GP7u #1801, later in 1999 it became MOC 1800, a GP8. It went back to the lessor and is now RRC 1800! WHEW, WHAT A HISTORY!!! It has ALCO Trucks and flippers on all 4 exhuast stacks!
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:59 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1206(SW1200) RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  578   Comments: 3
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800 working at Rivers Edge
Photo Date:  2/19/2006  Upload Date: 2/19/2006 10:24:08 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Neal Mize
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  393   Comments: 1
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1900 working at Rivers Edge
Photo Date:  2/19/2006  Upload Date: 2/19/2006 10:25:07 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Neal Mize
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  353   Comments: 1
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  A view from RRC 1800 while working at Rivers Edge
Photo Date:  2/19/2006  Upload Date: 2/19/2006 10:27:57 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Neal Mize
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  369   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800 and RRC 1206 working at Rivers Edge
Photo Date:  2/19/2006  Upload Date: 2/19/2006 10:29:28 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Neal Mize
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  343   Comments: 1
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  A view from RRC 1800 while working at Rivers Edge
Photo Date:  2/19/2006  Upload Date: 2/19/2006 10:33:21 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Neal Mize
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  306   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800..........Switching cars.....Have heard they only operate once per week?
Photo Date:  3/22/2006  Upload Date: 3/22/2006 2:23:26 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith B
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  646   Comments: 2
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  Looks like Illinois Terminal
Photo Date:  3/29/2006  Upload Date: 3/30/2006 6:49:18 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Tracy Bone
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8) RRC 1206(SW1200)
Views:  384   Comments: 1
Respondek Railroad Corp.
Title:  Respondek Railroad Corp.
Description:  This unit started life as a USAX Unit. We had permission board and photograph them today. The dark green areas on this unit are actually painted with Metallic Automotive Paint.
Photo Date:  4/14/2006  Upload Date: 4/16/2006 10:46:04 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  445   Comments: 2
GP8's Cab
Title:  GP8's Cab
Description:  This unit started life as a USAX Unit, and served other railroads before becoming an RRC Locomotive.
Photo Date:  4/14/2006  Upload Date: 4/16/2006 10:46:05 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  551   Comments: 1
Respondek Units
Title:  Respondek Units
Description:  The unit was parked in about the same location as last time.
Photo Date:  4/23/2006  Upload Date: 4/24/2006 10:32:21 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  253   Comments: 1
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800
Photo Date:  5/26/2006  Upload Date: 3/22/2006 2:23:09 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith B
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/25/2006  Upload Date: 7/13/2006 7:26:21 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  David Sanderbeck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  Waiting to go to work
Photo Date:  9/2/2006  Upload Date: 9/2/2006 7:37:49 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  The former Missouri Central Unit has been repaired and is ready for service
Photo Date:  9/2/2006  Upload Date: 9/2/2006 7:20:26 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  1613   Comments: 2
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  Mr Respondek shows my Girl the controls
Photo Date:  10/11/2006  Upload Date: 11/13/2006 8:36:17 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Saveria DiBlasi
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
Top of the Electrical Cabnit
Title:  Top of the Electrical Cabnit
Description:  The Identity
Photo Date:  10/11/2006  Upload Date: 11/13/2006 8:36:18 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Saveria DiBlasi
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
Cab Ride
Title:  Cab Ride
Description:  Looking backwards
Photo Date:  10/11/2006  Upload Date: 11/13/2006 8:36:20 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Saveria DiBlasi
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
The Cancer Survivor
Title:  The Cancer Survivor
Description:  Here she is, my girlfriend, Saveria DiBlasi. She lost her left arm to Cancer in August of 2005. The cancer went into submission, but she still has an open wound where her arm and shoulder used to be. Oh, yeah, shes ANTI-RAIL!
Photo Date:  10/11/2006  Upload Date: 11/13/2006 8:36:20 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  577   Comments: 5
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  The controls
Photo Date:  10/11/2006  Upload Date: 11/13/2006 8:36:21 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Saveria DiBlasi
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  292   Comments: 1
ME
Title:  ME
Description:  Here I am watching us go backwards
Photo Date:  10/11/2006  Upload Date: 11/13/2006 8:36:22 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Saveria DiBlasi
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  311   Comments: 0
Conducters View
Title:  Conducters View
Description:  Looking at IL Rte 3
Photo Date:  10/11/2006  Upload Date: 11/13/2006 8:36:23 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Saveria DiBlasi
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  The cab ride over, the 1800 heads into the yard with its cars
Photo Date:  10/11/2006  Upload Date: 11/13/2006 8:36:23 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Saveria DiBlasi
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  222   Comments: 1
Switchin'
Title:  Switchin'
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/21/2006  Upload Date: 11/26/2006 1:40:06 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Mark Herren
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  check out those old Alco trucks!!
Photo Date:  11/21/2006  Upload Date: 11/26/2006 1:42:18 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Mark Herren
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  203   Comments: 2
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 11/15/2007 10:19:21 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Mark Herren
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  161   Comments: 1
Builders Plate
Title:  Builders Plate
Description:  Blank Builders Plate for the RRC-1800
Photo Date:  12/31/2006  Upload Date: 1/1/2007 11:45:09 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  330   Comments: 1
Patch
Title:  Patch
Description:  the 1800's last owner, the MOC, or Missouri Central
Photo Date:  12/31/2006  Upload Date: 1/1/2007 11:45:10 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  The Former MOC sits looking north
Photo Date:  12/31/2006  Upload Date: 1/1/2007 11:45:02 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
SAFTEY FIRST
Title:  SAFTEY FIRST
Description:  Saftey instructions
Photo Date:  12/31/2006  Upload Date: 1/1/2007 11:45:03 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  The IT Green covering the MOC Silver band does not do this unit justice, but its still a good looking unit! This SHOULD be the RRC Paint scheme
Photo Date:  12/31/2006  Upload Date: 1/1/2007 11:45:04 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  177   Comments: 2
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  Engineer's side Number board
Photo Date:  12/31/2006  Upload Date: 1/1/2007 12:19:08 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  The Decal is covering the original location for the units number.
Photo Date:  12/31/2006  Upload Date: 1/1/2007 12:19:10 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800
Photo Date:  1/23/2007  Upload Date: 1/23/2007 8:27:01 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith B
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  The numbers on the back is the former number of this unit when it was on the Missouri Central
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/19/2007 3:25:48 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  Former MOC, BDLX, ARR, USAX
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/19/2007 3:25:49 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  Engineers-Rear side
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/19/2007 3:25:51 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  Sitting all alone on the former Melvin Price Military Base
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/19/2007 3:25:53 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
RRC 1800, 604
Title:  RRC 1800, 604
Description:  For once, they have two units coupled together!
Photo Date:  4/8/2007  Upload Date: 4/8/2007 7:43:47 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Jim Tiroch
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8) RRC 604(GP9R)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/9/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2007 8:51:42 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Tracy Bone
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8) RRC 604(GP9R) RRC 1206(SW1200)
Views:  311   Comments: 1
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/11/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 2:40:43 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Tracy Bone
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  237   Comments: 1
RRC 1800
Title:  RRC 1800
Description:  RRC 1800
Photo Date:  8/27/2007  Upload Date: 8/27/2007 12:03:56 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Keith B
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  304   Comments: 0


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