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UP 6936 at Pulga

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UP 6501 GE AC44CW

UP 6501 is a GE AC44CW. Reportedly: UP 6501 was built by GE in 2000 builder number 52511.
UP 6501 leading a loaded coal train
In the Powder River Basin at Logan Hill, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, a Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) westbound 2+3 empty coal train meets an eastbound UP 2+2 loaded coal train. The power on the westbound empty train is UP 7489, 7776 + two unrecorded and 8949. The eastbound loaded train has 6501, 8228 + 6812, 7953.
UP 6512 GE AC4400CW
Former Southern Pacific unit.
  • On November 9, 2012 the SSTWJ-09 with UP 6512, 4636, WCRC 84, 82 head south thru San Jose's College Park at 3:45 p.m.
    Nikon F6 Analog Image w/ Nikkor 35~105mm zoom: 2012112902ph.21, Kodak 160NC Film
  • A going away shot of the light power move heading south.

UP 6583, GE AC44CW

UP 6583 is AC44CW. Reportedly: UP 6583 was built by GE in 1997 as an AC44CW serial number 49821.
6583 on a manifest
At Frost, CA, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., a westbound 2+1 Union Pacific (UP) Manifest has UP 7813, 6583 + 6696. I photographed this on film and digital with my Nikon FM2n, Nikon 85mm F2 (MF) lens and Nikon D500, Nikon 18~140mm f3.5-5.6 DX lens.

UP 6638 GE C44AC (AC4400CW)

Westbound at Cresta
On Friday June 21, 2013 at 2:10 p.m. a westbound Union Pacific manifest with 6638, 4927 and 5926 is at the Cresta Powerhouse in the Feather River Canyon, CA.

UP 6690, GE AC44CW

UP 6690 is a GE AC44CW. Reportedly UP 6690 was built by GE in 1997 as an AC44CW, builder's number 49928.
6690 Leading a Coal Train
In Victorville, CA on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 8:07 a.m., a westbound Union Pacific (UP) coal train, with UP 6690, 6461, 7786 passes a BNSF local.

UP 6696, GE AC44CW

UP 6696 is AC44CW. Reportedly: UP 6696 was built by GE in 1997 as an AC44CW serial number 49934.
6696 on a manifest
At Frost, CA, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., a westbound 2+1 Union Pacific (UP) Manifest has UP 7813, 6583 + 6696. I photographed this on film and digital with my Nikon FM2n, Nikon 85mm F2 (MF) lens and Nikon D500, Nikon 18~140mm f3.5-5.6 DX lens.
UP 6749 GE C44AC
Feb. 14, 2010 10:40 a.m. - Union Pacific 6749 leads an eastbound empty grain train at Emigrant Gap, CA.
Nikon D300s Digital Image 2010021505_0150 Photo Location Map
UP 6814 GE C44AC
On Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 8:20 a.m. a UP westbound Grain train with 6814, 6273 (SP paint patch, former SP 226) and DPU 8747 is at Portola, CA.
On Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 12:20 p.m. the UP westbound Grain train with 6814, 6273 (SP) and DPU 8747 is at Belden, CA. On Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 2:45 p.m. the UP westbound Grain train with 6814, 6273 (SP) and DPU 8747 is passing thru Pulga, CA.
On Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 3:45 p.m. the UP westbound Grain train with 6814, 6273 (SP) and DPU 8747 is at James, CA.

UP 6833 GE AC4400CW, UP model designation C44AC

According to good sources UP 6833 was built in June 1996 by GE as a model AC4400CW, builders number 49280, UP model designation C44AC, from UP series 6738-6887.
UP 6833 at Cisco
On June 29, 2014 at 2:20 p.m. a westbound Union Pacific Roper Manifest is at Cisco, CA with UP 6833, 4471, 9157, 5274 for power.
UP 6833 at Midas
On June 29, 2014 at 3:10 p.m. a westbound Union Pacific Roper Manifest is at Midas, CA with UP 6833, 4471, 9157, 5274 for power.

UP 6834 GE AC4400CW, UP model designation C44AC

According to good sources UP 6834 was built in June 1996 by GE as a model AC4400CW, builders number 49281, UP model designation C44AC, from UP series 6738-6887.
Dusk stack train in Sand Pass
At 7:00 p.m. on June 22, 2013 an eastbound Union Pacific stack train with 6834 & 8342 approaches Sand Pass siding in Nevada.
  • Photo of train
    Nikon D600 Digital Image: 2013062405ph.137

UP 6899 GE C44/60AC

Sand Pass Grain Train
This was shot with my D600 with a 28mm f2.0 prime. A westbound Union Pacific grain train with C44/60AC 6899, 4517 and DPU 5792 goes around the horseshoe curve east of Sand Pass Siding at 4:05 p.m. on June 23, 2013. Ken Compton and I were on the top of a hill in Sand Pass, Nevada shooting the grain train on a windy and chilly June 23, 2013.

UP 6909, EMD DDA40X

According to good sources UP 6909 was built in 1969 by EMD as a model DDA40X: serial number 34535, from UP series 6900-6946. Disposition: retired 1984, traded to EMD in August 1986 and scrapped.
UP DDA40X 6909 in Yermo
UP 6909, a DDA40X, is in storage Yermo, CA. on Saturday, April 30, 1983. Note the GP30B behind it.

UP 6919 GE C44/60ACW

East of Sand Pass, NV
East of Sand Pass, NV west of Sano, around milepost 399.3 on June 23, 2013 at 8:35 a.m. an eastbound Union Pacific manifest with UP 6919, 9670, 5812. Symbol of this train is unknown.
Mike Haire said, "My guess your manifest (UP 6919) is either the Odgen (formerly known as the Roper) or most likely the N. Platte. If there were quite a few ARMN refer cars, that would be 1 of the 2 daily N. Plattes we see over Donner in the evening."
I don't remember many or any reefers; so, I suspect it's the Ogden. Would that be MRVOG?

UP 6927, GE C44/60AC

UP 6927 is a GE C44/60AC. Reportedly: UP 6927 was built by GE in 1998 as UP 7540 a GE Model AC6000CW (C60AC, AC60CW) builder number 50974. It was derated. It was renumbered in 2008.
6927 on a wesbound at Yuba Flat
Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 7638 is leading a westbound at Yuba Flat on Saturday, August 8, 2015. The headend power is 7638, 5138, 6927.

UP 6936, EMD DDA40X

UP 6936 is an EMD DDA40X. Reportedly: UP 6936 was built in 1971 by EMD as a model DDA40X, builders number 35510, UP 6936.
UP 6936 EMD DDA40X
  • On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, Union Pacific ran a special train on the former SP coast line. We started following it from Elkhorn Slough, south of Watsonville CA and followed it to San Jose, CA
  • On June 5, 2012 UP 6936 led the 2012 Feather River Rail Society "Dunsmuir Rail Days" museum train ran down the Feather River Canyon from Portola, CA to Roseville, CA.
  • UP 6941, EMD DDA40X

    According to good sources UP 6941 was built in 1971 by EMD as a model DDA40X: serial number 35515, order number 7198, frame number 7198-17, from UP series 6900-6946. Disposition: retired 1985, traded to EMD in August 1986 and scrapped.
    UP DDA40X 6941 in Oakland
    UP DDA40X 6941 is in Oakland, CA on Wednesday, October 17, 1984.

    UP 6954, GE C44/60AC

    UP 6954 is a GE C44/60AC. Reportedly: UP 6954 was built by GE in 2001 as UP 7565 a GE Model AC6000CW serial number 52469. It was downgraded in 2010 becoming a GE C44/60AC UP 6954.
    6954 shoving on a coal train
    At Logan Hill, WY, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, is Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 6954 and 6267 are shoving on the rear of an eastbound coal train.

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