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    Just a couple pics I dug up trying to find my layout pics. Actaully had a tunnel motor over here in Florida, imagine that. Hope you enjoy these.












    Carl



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

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    Notice the patch on UP 8635. Renumbered from UP 4065. Started life as DRGW 5381.

    Jim Harrawood

    Utah Rails
    Jim Harrawood

    Utah Rails

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    • #3
      A tunnel motor in Florida? Now that's a waste of design. I've been to Florida numerous times and the only thing I ever saw that resembled a tunnel was the awning at a gas station. I did get up to the mountains though. Drove from Orlando to Mount Dora to have dinner with the boss. Man, I thought the car was going to overheat grinding up that 300 foot mountain...

      Tom

      Unfortunately, I did not get to see the Dora Doodlebug as it was inside for repairs...

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      • #4
        Note to Jim:

        Is it me or does it seem like the UP repainted all the DRGW tunnel motors first? The DRGW SD40T-2 seemed to be pretty much gone by 2000 whereas the SP SD40T-2s were still all over the place even into the early part of this year. I know the SP (and SSW) had a lot more, but even in Colorado and Salt Lake the DRGW units seemed to be real shy starting the beginning of 1999. Am I just seeing conspiracies everywhere or did the Rio Grande units disappear faster than the SP's and SSW's...

        Tom

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        • #5
          I put in a request to UP to send one over this way so I could get a pic of it just to share here. Just kidding. I was surprised myself to see it sitting in Pensacola. Was in a mixed freight consist of all things. Guess it got lost or made a wrong turn and CSX liked it so much they "borrowed" it for awhile.

          Carl



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

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          • #6
            Tom,

            It all depends on where you are these days. Helper, Utah has been a hot bed for T-2's for a long time. Even now with only 7 left, 5 of them are there. Here is a couple of pages with more on them.

            http://www.trainweb.org/utahrails/trace.html

            http://www.trainweb.org/utahrails/drgw/roster.html

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            Note to Jim:


            Is it me or does it seem like the UP repainted all the DRGW tunnel motors first? The DRGW SD40T-2 seemed to be pretty much gone by 2000 whereas the SP SD40T-2s were still all over the place even into the early part of this year. I know the SP (and SSW) had a lot more, but even in Colorado and Salt Lake the DRGW units seemed to be real shy starting the beginning of 1999. Am I just seeing conspiracies everywhere or did the Rio Grande units disappear faster than the SP's and SSW's...

            Tom



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            Jim Harrawood

            Utah Rails
            Jim Harrawood

            Utah Rails

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