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I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. The Union Pacific has come to dominate California Railroading in the 21st century

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UP 1005 EMD/GMLG GP60

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, UP 1005 was built in September 1989 by General Motors Locomotive Group, Canada as a model EMD GP60, builders number 886024-17, SSW 9652, SP Class EF438C-2.
This locomotive was assigned the number UP 1954, but never wore that number, it was patched as UP 1005.
UP 1005 in Roseville
On June 29, 2014 Union Pacific 1005 patched former Southern Pacific SSW 9652 is east of the engine shops in Roseville, CA.

UP 1068 EMD/GMLG GP60

UP 1068 is a GP60. Reportedly: UP 1068 was built by EMD/GMLG in 1990 as SSW 9678, builders number 896003-14, SP Class EF438C-3, becoming UP 1983 in March 2003, later renumbered to UP 1068.
UP 1068 Leading a train at Redding, CA
On Thursday, Thursday August 17, 2017, at 7:21 p.m., Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) GP60s 1068 (SSW) and 1096 are at Panorama and Locust Rd. in Redding, CA.

UP 1081, EMD GP60

UP 1081 is an EMD GP60. Reportedly: UP 1081 was built by EMD in 1990 as DRGW 3155 builder number 896043-2. It became UP 1901. Then it became UP 1081.
UP 1081 leading a set of 3 from the SP
At noon on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, UP 1081, 1516 and 1092 are sitting in a set at Watsonville Junction in Pajaro, CA, waiting for work.

UP 1092, EMD GP60

UP 1092 is an EMD GP60. Reportedly: UP 1092 was built by GMLG in 1993 as SP 9781 builder number 936428-12, SP Class EF438-3. It became UP 1092. Other UP numbers reportedly assigned to this unit before reportedly include 5880 and 2080.
UP 1092 in a set of 3 from the SP
At noon on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, UP 1081, 1516 and 1092 are sitting in a set at Watsonville Junction in Pajaro, CA, waiting for work.

UP 1094, EMD/GMLG GP60

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, UP 1094 was built in 1991 by EMD/GMLG as a model GP60, SP 9742, SP Class EF438-2, builder's number 907137-28.
This locomotive first became UP 2041 then it became UP 1094.
UP 1094 in Springfield, OR
UP 1094 is waiting for work in Springfield, OR on Thursday March 14, 2019.

UP 1095, EMD/GMLG GP60

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, UP 1095 was built in 1988 by GMLG as a model GP60, SSW 9629, SP Class EF438C-1, builder's number 876054-10. It became UP 1931 then UP 1095.
UP 1095 in Watsonville
UP 1095 is waiting for work with patched 1004 in Watsonville Jct., CA on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

UP 1096, EMD/GMLG GP60

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, UP 1096 was built in 1993 by GMLG as a model GP60, SP 9780, SP Class EF438-3, builder's number 936428-11. It became UP 2079 then UP 1096.
Baby Wings GP60 1096 in Watsonville
UP 1096 is waiting for work with 1039 in Watsonville Jct., CA on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

UP 1131, EMD/GMLG GP60

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, UP 1131 was built in Feb. 1988 by General Motors Locomotive Group, Canada as a model EMD GP60, builders number 866185-06, SP 9606, SP Class EF438-1. It was renumered UP 1910 then UP 1131.
UP 1131
UP baby wings GP60 1131 working with UP 1113 in Roseville, CA. on Saturday November 14, 2015.

UP 1207, EMD GP39-2

UP 1207 is an EMD GP39-2. Reportedly: UP 1207 was built by EMD in 1977 as KCCX 788 builder number 766028-10. It became MKT 387, then UP 2357 and then UP 1207. These locomotives were equipped with extra height cabs (26 inches) for improved visibility in the Bingham open pit copper mine. When leased by MKT the locomotives were brought up to operable condition and FRA standards, including lowering the extra height cabs; work was performed by National Railway Equipment at a leased facility in Clearfield, Utah, in 1984. The entire cab was lowered for the lease to MKT by removing the 26 inches of extra height, but because the actual cab roof was then too low, a four-inch hump was added to allow clearance to open the cab interior electrical cabinet doors.
UP 1207 in Eugene, OR
On Friday, March 18, 2022, UP 1207 is in the Union Pacific (UP) yard at Eugene, OR.

UP 1215, EMD GP39-2

This locomotive is a late GP39-2 built in April 1984 as MKT 368. It is EMD builders number 837058-7

UP 1215

UP 1234, EMD/UP SW10

According to good sources, UP 1234 was built in Sept. 1951 by EMD as a model TR5A, builders number 15070, UP 1872.
This locomotive was upgraded in June 1982 emerging as SW10 UP 1234.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired July 1998 and sold to Coast Rail Services.
UP SW10 at Foster Farms
UP SW10 1234 filling in for an ailing Alco S6 at the Foster Farms Silos between Patterson and Turlock on an unrecorded date in the winter of 1990-91.

UP 1447 EMD GP40-2, former D&RGW 3095

According to good sources UP 1447 was built in April 1972 by EMD as a model GP40-2, builders number 7360-02, D&RGW 3095. D&RGW 3095 was renumbered to UP 5347 in May 1997 then renumbered to UP 1447 in July 2005, in the 1445-1448 series.
UP 1447 in Oakdale
On Friday July 12, 2013 1447 is in Oakdale, CA at 1:45 p.m. shoving through the intersection of East J St. and South Sierra Ave.

UP 1448 EMD GP40-2, former D&RGW 3101

According to good sources UP 1448 was built in 1972 by EMD as a model GP40-2, builders number 7360-8, D&RGW 3101. D&RGW 3101 was renumbered to UP 1448, in the 1445-1448 series.
UP GP40-2 1448 in Watsonville
On Thursday, April 25, 2019 1448 was part of the set 1426-1448 waiting for work in Watsonville Junction, CA.

UP 1450 EMD GP40-2, former SP 7661

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, UP 1450 was built in Mar 1980 by EMD as a model GP40-2, builders number 786266-4, Southern Pacific 7661, SP Class EF430-3. In Oct 2002 it was renumbered to UP 1450, in the 1449-1452 series.
UP 1450 in Tracy
This old warrior, UP (SP)1450, has seen better days. The GP40-2 is shown here shoving caboose 4759 along Sixth and MacArthur in Tracy on May 7, 2010.
According to Evan Werkema, "UP's Tracy switcher coming off the spur that used to serve Holly Sugar (the spur still has a few customers south of 205). UP's switcher serves most of the remaining rail-served industries in the Tracy area, including customers on the remaining stub of the SP main line toward Altamont Pass and on spurs off the ex-WP main at Carbona and behind the Tracy ACE station. So far as I know, the first customer Cal Northern serves is south of Lyoth."

UP 1451 EMD GP40-2, former SP 7676

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, Southern Pacific 7676 was built in Mar 1980 by EMD as a model GP40-2, builders number 786266-19, SP 7676 SP Class EF430-3. In June 2003 it was renumbered to UP 1451, in the 1449-1452 series.
UP 1451 in Watsonville
Union Pacific GP40-2 1451 spent Aug. 8, 2013 at Watsonville, CA. with sister 1346 (former D&RGW 3123.).

UP 1516, former SP EMD GP40M-2 (GP40R)

UP 1092 is an EMD GP40M-2 (GP40R). Reportedly: Reportedly: UP 1516 was built by EMD in 1969 as a GP40 SCL 1575 builder number 35088. It was rebuilt by MK becoming SP 7138, SP Class EF430K-1. It then became UP 1516.
UP 1516 in a set of 3 from the SP
At noon on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, UP 1081, 1516 and 1092 are sitting in a set at Watsonville Junction in Pajaro, CA, waiting for work.

UP 1983, EMD SD70ACe, from UP series 8309-8783

According to good sources UP 1983 was built in May 2005 by EMD as a model SD70ACe, builders number 20046610-075, as UP 8383, from UP series 8309-8783. Unit was delivered in primer paint. In July 2005 it was repainted in heritage paint and numbered to UP 1983(WP).
UP 1983 in Watsonville
Union Pacific Western Pacific Heritage Locomotive 1983 is on the point of the WELWV-14 (W Work EL Elsey WV Watsonville) ballast train laying over in Watsonville, CA on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 2:15 p.m.

UP 1989, EMD SD70ACe, from UP series 8309-8783

According to good sources UP 1989 was built in May 2006 by EMD as a model SD70ACe delivered in primer paint as UP 8521, builders number 20056753-001, UP model designation SD70ACe, from UP series 8309-8783. It was quickly repainted and renumbered as UP 1989, the D&RGW heritage unit.
UP 1989 in Milpitas
UP 1989, the D&RGW Heritage Unit is captured in Milpitas, CA near the yard office at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2011.

UP 1995, EMD SD70ACe, from UP series 8309-8783

According to good sources UP 1995 was built in May 2006 by EMD as a model SD70ACe delivered in primer paint as UP 8522, builders number 20056753-002, UP model designation SD70ACe, from UP series 8309-8783. It was quickly repainted and renumbered as UP 1995, the C&NW heritage unit.
UP 1995 in Alviso
On March 27, 2009 the Union Pacific ran a special passenger train they called the SLBOA1-27 up the old Southern Pacific coast line. C&NW Commemorative EMD SD70ACe UP 1995 led the train through Alviso, CA at 3:56 p.m. headed north.
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