Who has seen unpatched Southern Pacific units lately?

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Post by John_Perkowski » Wed May 23, 2007 12:25 pm

Sunday night, working North from Leavenworth, KS, on point of a manifest, was a COTTON BELT unit with UP road number plate.

I couldn't see her trucks, but I think she was an old fashioned hooded GP.
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Post by chuckmitchell » Sat May 26, 2007 7:32 pm

I saw one....A Dash-9 #166 last summer.....looking really good


Post by uhaul » Sun May 27, 2007 5:58 pm

The last Espee -9 was patched back in 04 or 05. The last Espee SD70M was repainted in early 05. I hope you shot SP 166 full of pictures because it was patched to UP 6169 on 15 Sep 2006. :(

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Post by The S.P. Caboose » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:07 am

One place to see photos of the espee unpatched units is at http://sptco.proboards107.com and granted they're from 20 years ago, but still a nice walk down memory lane.


Post by Peace_Maker » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:35 pm

I saw SP 275 as the second unit on a coal train in Wyoming, I have no clue what kind of engine it was.

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Post by emd_SD_60 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:44 pm

Check out my [url=http://emd_sd_60.rrpicturearchives.net]train pix[/url]!

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Post by ShortLiner » Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:51 am

I get alot of the patched espee and drg power comin into the yard i work at. a couple of ssw units to. get alot of foamers sneackin in to get picks. almost ran one over the other day. one snuck in the other night and painted over the up badge on an old ssw power and replaced it with the red nose ssw badge. wasnt a half bad job either.

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Post by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:35 pm

i got this UP on a all UP set that came into Framingham, MA on Q274


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Post by doepack » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:32 pm

Saw an unpatched SP GE AC4400CW unit 309 on an eastbound coal drag on the Geneva Sub through Wheaton IL today. Been quite sometime since I've seen one; that's got to be among the last holdouts...


Post by uhaul » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:27 am

Here are two unpatched units. However, 7104's engineer's side has graffiti.

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Post by ZephyrHogHead » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:53 pm

Saw the 144 last Friday in Sparks, Nevada on a West bound Grain Train.


Re: Who has seen unpatched Southern Pacific units lately?

Post by uhaul » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:04 pm

This one got by me somehow.
The last unpatched Southern Pacific tunnel motor was retired in early April.
There arestill a few AC4400CWs, SD40M-2s, and some various other ex SP still running around unpatched.

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Re: Who has seen unpatched Southern Pacific units lately?

Post by The S.P. Caboose » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:24 am

I was around Taylor yard in Los Angeles this past week and saw quite a few unpatched SP units.

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Re: Who has seen unpatched Southern Pacific units lately?

Post by doepack » Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:05 pm

GE Unit #343 on a eastbound coal drag today, first one I've seen in months...

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Re: Who has seen unpatched Southern Pacific units lately?

Post by JBnWaverly » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:58 am

SB unit coal train at Ault, Colo on Thursday 12/03/09 powered by two ex-SP AC's. Lead unit was unpatched #307 (or possibly 607?) Apologies for lack of info or pics, but bad timing for (a usually lightly travelled highway) traffic, and time, prevented a better look. I am sure it was unpatched though, white SP style numbers on cab. UP coal trains on this line mirror the overwhelming train numbers on nearby BNSF out of Powder River Basin. On UP through here, most NB's are loads and SB's are empties. Unsure of origination/destination of these trainsets, anyone have information?

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