Photo By: Kevin Morgan

This GP40-2 is no stranger to these rails! Not long ago, this was DRGW of the last GP40-2s delivered to Rio Grande. As time marches forward, nearly every former Rio Grande unit still rostered by UP has received a full repaint. UP 1348 is no exception! Just like the numerous MP, WP, MKT (and numerous others) from UP's past, armour yellow dominates. In the distance, you can see Ralston Valley High School, which was built at the beginning of the 21st Century.
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User Comments (3)

Posted By Jason Kuehn On Thursday, January 30, 2014 At 11:46:58 AM (PT)

Somewhat over powered with 1 locomotive for each empty covered hopper. I understand the logic of two units back-to-back for local service so there is no long hood forward running. But why not cut off this last unit for the day. Hopefully one or two of these locomotives were cut back to idle to save fuel.

Posted By Webmaster On Thursday, January 30, 2014 At 9:09:24 AM (PT)

Thanks for the comment and links, Jim!  
I totally agree with you regarding the fact that it is good to have it on the rails still, even if it has been repainted. I'd rather have it still working than waiting to be tomorrows razor blades.

Posted By Jim Griffin On Thursday, January 30, 2014 At 8:49:03 AM (PT)

Well, I'm glad it's still on the rails, even if it's in yellow camo. Too bad they won't flag the old geeps, but at least it got a lightning stripe.  
Here's some of my photos of this unit over time:  
From Aug 3, 1998:   
A decade later, 9/01/2008: 
Thanks for sharing your photos, Kevin.  

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 2:17:24 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
CP DS012 (East Leyden)

Train Information
Union Pacific, Rio Grande
Unit Number
UP 1348

Paint Scheme  

Past Number(s)
ex- DRGW 3126

Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
109 mm
1/500 seconds

(Pre-UP 1348) - Photos of DRGW 3126



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