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    I am seeing a lot of UP trains through Galesburg. I thought I would an occassional SP Locomotive in a consist but I have not. These trains usually have the new locomotives coming through here. Guess I am going to have to Rochelle,IL to see some old SP stuff.



    Edited by - Jack Doran on 07/02/2002 22:45:27

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    See them a lot through Austin, Tx. Some of them are patch jobs (yellow patches with UP numbers). See several a day.

    Joel

    Edited by - NYCandHR on 10/15/2002 12:47:52

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    • #3
      Yeah, I still see Espees coming through Redding,CA. Pretty sad looking most of them. I have an idea by the looks of them, they won't bother with painting. Pretty sad.......


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      • #4
        I see a SP unit on the NS about 1-3 times a month including tunnel motors.I have noticed that these are getting scarce on the NS,while the normal U.P. units are common..

        brakie

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        • #5
          We still see some of 'em rolling through Orygun City, some times in solid sets. Gonna miss that dirty, bloody nose.



          Don in Orygun City

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          • #6
            I guess the UP has those paint booths workin overtime then. I really hate to see the SP sheme die. I loved the speed lettering. Now it is all turning to yellow.


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            • #7
              Well cheer up Jack, the Espee will ALWAYS live on for RR modelers!



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              • #8
                Spotted a SP Tunnel motor in an eastbound UP Intermodal consist Saturday 10/12 just east of Pensacola, FL. It was too far away to make out the number and I was not able to get a pic of it due to the heavy traffic I was driving in on I-10. It was on the railroad bridge that parallels the I-10 bridge that crosses Escambia Bay. She was looking pretty Espee as was the 2 UP engines in the consist.

                Carl



                Web site under construction at http://carlshobby.50megs.com

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by Jack Doran


                  I am seeing a lot of UP trains through Galesburg. I thought I would an occassional SP Locomotive in a consist but I have not. These trains usually have the new locomotives coming through here. Guess I am going to have to Rochelle,IL to see some old SP stuff.



                  Edited by - Jack Doran on 07/02/2002 22:45:27


                  Always a few Bloody Noses running through the Nampa, ID area on the Crash'em...oops..Union Pathetic..oops Pacific. Sigh.

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by jaws


                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Jack Doran


                    I am seeing a lot of UP trains through Galesburg. I thought I would an occassional SP Locomotive in a consist but I have not. These trains usually have the new locomotives coming through here. Guess I am going to have to Rochelle,IL to see some old SP stuff.



                    Edited by - Jack Doran on 07/02/2002 22:45:27


                    Always a few Bloody Noses running through the Nampa, ID area on the Crash'em...oops..Union Pathetic..oops Pacific. Sigh.


                    Did you mean to say Utterly Pathetic; I think that is more fitting. In my model world, the new 'Road' now appears as the Union & Southern Pacific, a tribute to the BNSF. You would be surprised how well that looks in RED Speed Lettering on each side of the long-hood, and Bloody Noses make a great background for the U&SP Wings. Well, I think I'm about done sawing for now. FAILEDMERGER in Milwaukie just West of you.
                    <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                    • #11
                      Jack,

                      Here's an update on my SP sightings. Last Thursday, Sept 18th, my wife and I spotted a Dash-9 in its SPorty Gray and Red scheme [^] following behind one of those yellow things :yuck: (4400). Don't know why they put the best unit in back. Anyway, they were under the I-5/I-84 junction here in Portland heading East up the Banfield grade with a stack consist.

                      Further South in the Brooklyn yard, it appeared that a former SP switcher had wandered into one of them there yellow spray booths, a casualty of the new engineerless cabs.

                      Sorry I don't have more to report. They are out there; I just don't see many of them.

                      Allen


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                      Originally posted by Jack Doran


                      I am seeing a lot of UP trains through Galesburg. I thought I would an occassional SP Locomotive in a consist but I have not. These trains usually have the new locomotives coming through here. Guess I am going to have to Rochelle,IL to see some old SP stuff.



                      <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                      • #12
                        Saw an "ex-SP" unit still lettered for Rio Grande switching out of Martinez a short time ago. UP hadn't even gotten around to its infamous yellow-blotch renumbering job on this one.

                        -- Paul

                        (the po[8])

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