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Corn Country II by classictrains Corn Country II by classictrains
Iowa is littered with grain elevators. As an outcome of deregulation and railway consolidation many elevators found it best to have their own equipment to position hoppers for loading.

The tags under the window indicate ownership is Countrywide Grain Terminal. They own the elevator this is parked next to.

Research by Robert :iconhunter1828: suggests this might be ex-C&NW 4144.

EMD GP7's and GP9's were constructed with high short hoods but many received after-market chops that look like this.
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Inspired by the Rock? The AC unit must have limited their view?!
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classictrains Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
LOL
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CharukuNova Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow i never seen and engine with a window AC unit nice i love it.
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009   Photographer
I love that blue. I have never seen them that colour. :giggle: :+fav:
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SIDECARCYCLE Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
I've seen photos where the Milwaukee Road used to leave the number boards in there original location after chopping a high short hood, also.

I also like the AC job, too, if it works, more power to'em!
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
The A/C unit out the window is so Larry the cable guy style
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classictrains Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Great analogy... these operations do whatever seems right.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL, that AC looks somewhat self made! :XD:
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classictrains Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
certainly customized to suit the local need... and not FRA approved either.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Now we just need a chrome undercarriage to make it look completely pimped! :D
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