|photos contributed by: Richard Sugg, Evan Werkema|
Twenty seven Santa Fe U36C's, 8736-8762, were not converted to SF30C's because they were leased rather than owned by the railroad. Of these, 10 received SPSF paint, as modeled by 8752 at Belen in 1986.
|ATSF 2735 east with 8739 and 8755 dead-in-transit near Chillicothe, IL.|
August 17, 1992. Photo by Randy J. Williams
A colorblind, or perhaps just careless, shop employee attached an SPSF red and yellow battery box cover to otherwise blue and yellow U36C 8758, resulting in this odd "hybrid" appearance. Such occurances fortunately were very rare (but see the C30-7 escapees page for another example).