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Babs

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« on: September 24, 2008, 07:23:33 PM »

After a recent tour of depots, in towns that my grandfather worked at in CA. (Barstow, Yermo, & Kelso). I recently purchaced my first model. I got the Bachmann "N" GP40 LOCO, DUMMY LOCO & CABOOSE - Union Pacific, Item No. 69853...  because it looked like the one my grandfather drove. Can someone please tell me what era/ca it was in use?
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jayl1
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 07:37:37 PM »

GP (general purpose)40s were built between 1965 & 1971.
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Babs

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 11:14:19 AM »

Thanks for your reply. The one I bought appears to be a later modle than I thought, however looks very similar, and my grandfather probibly drove that GP40 as well before retireing. Do you know what U. P. engines would have been used ca. 1953-1959 to push/pull freight trains up steep grades? As I recall, there were 3-4 engines hooked together for this task.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 01:57:17 PM »

For your time period - GP7 and GP9, SD7 & SD9, F7 A & B units, E units (passenger), among others.  I would guess if there were 3-4 units on a train they may have been F units.  A units nhad a round nose & B units had no engineer controls & ran with the A units in an A B B A style many times.    Do a search for the Union Pacific Historical Society.  They may have information on their website.
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Yampa Bob

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 06:24:38 PM »

Jay is accurate with his list.

Here is the all time roster for UP.  Scroll down for the era you want.

http://utahrails.net/all-time/all-time-index.php
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Babs

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008, 07:42:12 PM »

Wow! Thanks for the info guys. I will follow those leads and check back to see if there is an "N" model for the engine I'm looking for. My "rail tramp"  siblings (and I mean that as the HIGHEST complament) will be extatic if I can find these for Christmas.
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