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  • November 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 4,175 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by David Schumacher "Greyhounds" steaming for Sherman Hill: the flagship of the FEF "Northern " class, No. 800, is on the point of double-headed "Greyhounds" as Union Pacific Train No. 1, the "Los Angeles Limited" accelerates westward out of Cheyenne...
  • September 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 934 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Patrick J. Student    In 1939 the Union Pacific received 1,900 50-ton 40'-6" box cars of the B-50-24 series. 1,200 cars were numbered in the series 187000-188199 with 1,187 of these still around for inclusion in the Ap...
  • August 10, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,289 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by James L. Scott This photo shows the right side of the car (as you look at the B (brake wheel) end. Notice the defect card holder above the Preco cover plate which is on this side only. - Photo is by John S. KamacherThis photo shows...
  • August 10, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,297 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Photo of the PFE R-70-5 Class reefer 'as built' in May-June, 1952. Photo is from PFE of the initial car built. by Michael E. Reynolds Photo of the PFE R-70-5 Class reefer 'as built' in May-June, 1952. Photo is from PFE of the initial c...
  • June 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,351 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Photos: top Mike Raia, center Joe MacMillan, bottom Paul Zack by PM Staff    After a couple relatively quiet years, there are several new prototype locomotive models on the scene. Following its SD50 (shown in Newsbox, June...
  • May 24, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,430 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    BY RICHARD HENDRICKSON Union Pacific boxcar No. 175005 is a class A-50-16 car. When it was renumbered in 1955 to the scheme shown here (it is ex-474005), the auto racks were removed. - Photo: Frank Peacock The author's model of UP auto...
  • May 22, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,445 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    Prototype railroads kitbash, too BY JAMES HUMBERT Looking a little like an SW7 that's had a run-in with a GP7 (with the former winning) is Union Pacific's SW10. It is the product of an in-house upgrade of EMD SW1's and 9's by UP. If you travel throu...
  • February 9, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,526 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
    Union Pacific Standard Storage Buildings for Oxygen and Acetylene Cylinders. Drawn by Julian Cavalier   by JULIAN CAVALIER     Original drawings of the Union Pacific System dated February 11, 1931 , show two versions o...
  • November 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,828 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jerry Peterson Photos by Randy Lee As the Bull Moose navigates the deck bridge on its way to the Southpoint yard, a first-time observer would surely think the extreme boiler swing of the big articulated would cause an imbalance and a catastrophic...
  • October 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,884 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Jim Rollwage Photos by the author The LaSalle local arrives at Henderson to begin switching industries. This is somewhat of a hot spot with the local having to clear the main for other through trains. The foundation is from an old abandoned grist...