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Old 04-19-2008, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default UP DD 40-x #6936 spotted in Lex, NE.


Saw this pulling into Lexington, they stopped to change crews, so I was able to run back home to get my camera. Thought these were no longer used any. WAY cool!

4 wheel trucks!
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool! We are trying to talk Bryan Smith into building one!

The shot of the trucks really helps!

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Old 04-19-2008, 02:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWBVUAkzsmw



and:

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/centennials/


Apparently, recently overhauled, it is the only one still in use by Uncle Pete.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys,
Had seen the post challenging Bryan, so was amazed to see it here this morning. If anyone decides to do it, they can email me direct and I can send higher rez shots, have a few other ones also. Will look at the video Dave, thanks for the post! JErry
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Great shots Jerry
Does anybody make the four axel trucks?
Or would they have to be made?
Thanks
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Jerry,
UP still uses one along with their steam, and E units. They had it rebuilt about ten years ago. I think about the same time as the E units.
http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/history/loco/locohs03.shtml
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Great shots, Jerry. Thanks for posting them.

Yes, Bryan should have a go at this one as well....

Terl..... How 'bout you??????
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i read on another train site that they were testing it on track thru Idaho and into Washington State
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looks amazing, i've only seen it in person a few times. yeah, it was rebuilt at the same time as the E-units, interesting fact on the e-units, when they were re-built, the electrical cabinet and diesels were replaced with ones from retired gp-35's! so they arent e-units in reality, they are just verry pretty gp-35's
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Default RE: UP DD 40-x #6936 spotted in Lex, NE.

Wow! What a heck of a catch. Thanks for sharing the pics.

One thing I would like to know is how is it possible to find out when and where that thing will be when it's traveling around the country? I'd like to take time off to see it but never know when it will be around.


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