She looks nice in new paint, hopefully its a sign she'll be around for a little while longer. The way she was before, I always assumed she very well could be the next unit on the retirement list.
Be cool if she got preserved someday. I believe she's basically a unrebuilt SD40? That's pretty rare on a Class 1 these days, combined with carrying her original paintscheme so long, makes her seem more special than your typical SD40.