The 3rd Rail KM thread and the thought of foreign power got me thinking.
I'd like to see one of the Little Joes restored and re-gauged for their "native" Soviet gauge .
I can't recall seeing any of the original plans for the Soviet paint though I've read the discussion on the cab lettering and instructions being in Russian and the scars from the removal of the buffers. I'd presume that whatever the Soviet state railways paint was back then is what the Little Joe would have been painted in.
What if somehow some rich Russian with a soft spot for American locomotives had the cash in hand to purchase one of the surviving Joes (and a willing seller) and the wherewithal to restore to current operation a complex beast like a Joe .
Orange and black humming along in Siberia anyone?
I know. Almost as likely as some American picking up the tab to reconstruct a GG1 from the ground up.
Still, a wonderful fantasy if there ever was one.