was the first of auto-train's third batch of road locomotives --
a U36B built by GE in May 1974 (builder's
number 39844) to specifications of
From this unit
on, the locomotives had rounded headlight housings and Chessie-style
rock pilots on the front. For a time, 4010 was named and lettered
"OL' SHEP" on the cab side above the number 4010, apparently in
honor of an SCL backshop employee whose last name was Shepard.
Like the other
auto-train locomotives, 4010 was eventually scrapped. After
its time on the auto-train, the locomotive went into storage at
Oelwein, Iowa where it sat awating a buyer that never came. The
locomotive was cut up on-site in 1984-85.