about time. it was put up for sale, no one wanted it. so get rid of it. there is still enough GM's running around if people want to get pics of them.
Completely agree. Perhaps at the time the rebuild commenced, it seemed like a viable option, but the days of wringing life out of old clunkers is long past - either gut the thing and rebuild it (ala GL Class), or scrap them and buy new, modern, fuel efficient, crew friendly, reliable locomotives.
That's not to say I don't enjoy going after the older locos whenever I can, I just recognize the economic reality.