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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Greg Elems, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

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    An SD60 would lead an intermodal train occasionally. This one was leaving Sparks NV in April 2004.
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    Same train different day. January 2006.
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Sweet Pics Greg!!!! I love em, thanks for Sharing!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


    Is #2212 the second engine in the first pic?
  3. UP SD40-2

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    Greg:wav: , THANK YOU!, for posting these:thumb::mrgreen: , ALWAYS GLAD to see some UP engines:winki::mrgreen::thumb: .

    Josh, the second engine in the first pic is a Dash-8:winki: , NOT an SD60, like #2212 is:cool: .
  4. Greg Elems

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    Actually it's this unit. :D

    Greg
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    hehehehehe thanks Deano


    BTW, nuther sweet shot Greg
  6. Greg Elems

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    UP 5359 is a Gevo C45ACCTE. :)

    Greg
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Greg-
    What kind of camera are you using?
    Your pics are amazing!
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Greg,Nice pictures..UP locomotives are so common on the NS the local fans doesn't raise a eyebrow as they roll by.
  9. Greg Elems

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    Thanks guys. I use an HP 912. It is an older camera. We bought it in 2001 IIRC. I've worn the paint off some of the corners I've used it so much. It has been a rugged camera too. You guys don't see all the images I discard :D to present the few here I do.

    Cheers,
    Greg
  10. Greg Elems

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    An ex-MKT GP39-2. Between runs on one of the locals out of Sparks, NV.
  11. Triplex

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    Strange.. that small "UP" by the number. Then I notice the different shade of yellow around that. It looks like the engine was patched to UP, and then the rest was repainted, leaving the patch. So, does that mean UP was using the same style of patching in the late 80s-early 90s that it still uses? I've never seen a shot of an MKT patch job.
  12. Greg Elems

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    It was painted yellow and IIRC it was a 25## number when it was renumbered from the MKT number. Then it was renumbered when the rebuilt GP40's were coming on line as GP38-3's so they used a vinyl patch.

    Greg
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  14. Greg Elems

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    Thanks Triplex. Fuzzy memory. :D The SD60's got some vinyl patches too when the C44ACCTE's started getting numbered into the 6000 series. UP really likes the vinyl patches.

    Greg
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    What used to common as dirt is now refreshing to find, especially in good paint. Sparks NV 5/1/2004.
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    And a couple hundred units later a non snoot. :D Sparks NV 8/5/2003
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    Gotta love those snoot nosed SD40-2's in armour yellow. My favorite locomotives of all time. Hey, was that Z train one of EP's? [​IMG]
  18. Greg Elems

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    Naw this is one that originated in Sparks, due to too much fill for EP's. :D
    Greg
  19. KMInspector

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    Nice pics!!! I was up in Sparks earlier this year and saw the Western Pacific Heritage unit, unfortunatley I did not have my camera with me. I work for Kinder Morgan which owns and operates the storage tanks just to the North of that UP yard. I am having two heritage units made for me I will try to post a picture once its complete.

    Tim
  20. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures.