UP surprise

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by ls1gto, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. ls1gto

    ls1gto Member

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    I know this will probably be a pretty boring picture for most of you guys but it was
    pretty cool for me. I was on my way to church sunday morning and as I headed
    twords a CSX mainline with a couple of sidings, here sat this UP SD40-2??. Kinda neat
    to see some foreign motor around here. They obviously had to remove it from the
    lash-up due to an overheated wheel bearing on the rear truck. Dont know if you can
    read it or not but I took a pic of the BO tag.

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  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Thanks!!!

    ls1gto, WOW!:eek: THANKS for posting the pics!!!:thumb: :D YOU BET thats an SD40-2!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :D GREAT of you to get a shot of the tag too.;) :D THANKS!:D -Deano
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Pictures of trains are never boring even the ones we see daily! :thumb: Thanks for sharing.:D
  4. LoudMusic

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    I agree! Though I would say that I spend less time analyzing the pictures of 'common' rolling stock now compared to ten years ago.

    Similarly, do very many trains escape your immediate attention? The same frieght rolls through my town every day - but that doesn't keep me from inspecting them as they rumble through the crossing :)
  5. ls1gto

    ls1gto Member

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    Thanks guys, and those are very good points. I've got NS tracks 4 mi. one way and CSX tracks 2 mi. the opposite direction. It seems I see more foreign motors on CSX than on
    NS. However, I must say that I dont get a chance to do any railfanning any more.
  6. ls1gto

    ls1gto Member

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    Kinda figured you would like this one:D :D
  7. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Get a copy of Railpace Magazine, alls you see is foriegn power on NS and CSX railroads,Lots of UP and BNSF,sometimes, some Canadian power too.Sometimes, UP and BNSF power on the same CSX or NS train.
    Its neat...a little wierd, but neat.
    Also great for us who model mdern railroads...Proof positive for the justifaction of western power on our eastern roads...Go ahead...buy the UP SD70MAC....even if you do model the NS....
  8. railohio

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    If your local NS line has cab signals then you will see less "foreign" power because it is not qualified to lead.
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    brakie Active Member

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    Yeah,UP comes through here as well.

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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    brakie, NICE PIC!!!:thumb: , of that UP SD70M:thumb: :D . THANKS!:D -Deano
  12. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. SeriousSam

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    Maybe UP has taken over CSX:cry: ...heck, they have taken almost every other companysign1 . Next year we'll see a UP SD70ACe with the CSX painting
  14. ls1gto

    ls1gto Member

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    Sweet, thanks for the extra pics fellers:)
  15. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Not bloody likely.