Photo By: Kevin Morgan

What do these three units have in common? Well, aside from the obvious that is! Of course they are all geeps and they are all on the active UP roster. But can you figure out something a little less obvious that they have in common? You can post your guess by clicking here and leaving a comment. I'll post the answer in a few days if nobody gets it correct!
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User Comments (7)

Posted By Dave Schaaf On Friday, February 15, 2008 At 3:26:24 PM (PT)

Kevin, I just discovered this photo, and I like it a lot.

Posted By g gerard On Monday, March 5, 2007 At 2:20:22 PM (PT)

did not read all the footnotes of the UP roster. UP 712 from MP seemed to have replaced 712 from CNW/CR/NYC.

Posted By g gerard On Monday, March 5, 2007 At 9:49:42 AM (PT)

Very nice shot. Thank you very much for sharing all those shots from Colorado. Great website.  
All 3 engines are all UP predecessors. UP 712 is a CNW GP40. Bad repaint job too. They should have left it alone...  
G Gerard  
Tallahasse, Fl

Posted By Jeremy Siembida On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 At 8:09:53 AM (PT)

They are all former D&RGW GP40-2's?

Posted By Zach Adams On Tuesday, February 27, 2007 At 5:39:20 PM (PT)

I would have to say the DRGW unit is sweet! But... I would say they all have running lights (ditch lights), but also they are all GP40-2's!

Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, February 27, 2007 At 3:45:54 PM (PT)

Nice job Matt! You are exactly correct - in both instances, I suppose. While all three units have plows, it was the heritage of the units I was going for. UP 1509 was SP 7131 (nee-BO 3712). UP 1352 was, of course, DRGW 3097. Lastly, UP 712 was originally MP 2212.

Posted By Matt On Tuesday, February 27, 2007 At 2:49:47 PM (PT)

Well, for starters, all three have snow plows, though I'm guessing that's not where your getting at. I would say they are all patched or repainted from other railroads that UP has taken over.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 3:42:25 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Denver, CO

Yard Shots

Milepost or Control Point
36th Street

Train Information
Union Pacific, Rio Grande
Unit Number
UP 1352

Past Number(s)
ex- DRGW 3097

Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
51 mm
1/200 seconds

(Pre-UP 1352) - Photos of DRGW 3097



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