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UP donation
« on: April 28, 2022, 03:15:48 PM »
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Re: UP donation
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2022, 05:51:01 PM »
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6936 was operational last time I checked. Nothing said about the museum restoring or running it. Such a waste if so.

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Re: UP donation
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2022, 06:59:46 PM »
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6936 was operational last time I checked. Nothing said about the museum restoring or running it. Such a waste if so.

It does say:
Thirteen Centennials survive but 6936 is the only operating example of the type.

Agree that it would be foolish to be handed an operational loco and not maintain it in that condition.

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Re: UP donation
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2022, 12:39:06 AM »
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The other twelve were gutted for parts to fix SD40-2s; i.e., they're empty shells.. I certainly hope UP didn't pull the same trick with 6936.

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Re: UP donation
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2022, 10:15:19 AM »
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Well the article said the only empty shell was the E9B unit. If I recall thay have that loco in some videos on YouTube but not sure of the year.
I wanna know when they are moving them so I can go watch.

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Re: UP donation
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2022, 09:03:50 PM »
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The article is clear that the plan is restore and operate both steam locomotives.

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Re: UP donation
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2022, 10:06:22 AM »
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Can't help but think that this is all to draw attention away from UP's recent abysmal PR around the STB hearings.

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Re: UP donation
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2022, 12:10:27 PM »
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Can't help but think that this is all to draw attention away from UP's recent abysmal PR around the STB hearings.
1111 is more representative of the collective middle fingers from management to customer and employee alike.
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Re: UP donation
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2022, 09:27:19 PM »
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If you look closely, there's no conductor pictured on the UP 1111.

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Re: UP donation
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2022, 10:39:35 AM »
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If you look closely, there's no conductor pictured on the UP 1111.

Oh *****.

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Re: UP donation
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2022, 11:34:23 AM »
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If you look closely, there's no conductor pictured on the UP 1111.
I thought the guy pulling the coupler cut lever behind the conductors seat was the depiction of the conductor.
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Re: UP donation
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2022, 08:46:05 PM »
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I thought the guy pulling the coupler cut lever behind the conductors seat was the depiction of the conductor.

Yeah.. each side is different... conductor is on the.... conductor's side..
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