This locomotive was originally built in 1954 as a GP9 by EMD as Illinois Central Railroad No. 9038. It was rebuilt by Illinois Central as part of their GP10 program to overhaul old GP7s, GP9s, and GP18s. GP9 No. 9038 was rebuilt in 1967 as GP10 No. 8038.


In 1984 sold to the Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad which served paper mills in southwestern Georgia, becoming CIRR No. 1. It was paired with a slug, a locomotive lacking a cab or diesel engine which is used to increase traction at low speeds.

Georgia Pacific Paper acquired the CIRR’s owning company in 1990, and in 2001 the now GAPX No. 1 was transferred to a paper mill in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Georgia Pacific later donated the unit to Oklahoma Railway Museum in 2020. Currently in storage.

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