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Date: 12/12/12 15:02
One for 12-12-12
Author: GrandeGold

I confess to being a bit of a number nerd. I've always been fond of doubles, triples, quadruples, etc. Being that today is none other than 12-12-12, I set out to find something to photograph.

UP's St. John Local, aka the LUE46 filled the bill quite nicely, arriving at North Yard with a fine pair of SD40Ns for power. It suddenly felt like the 1970s again. Groovy!

For the history buffs, the 532 is a UP original, built the Union Pacific GP38-2 #2032 in April 1974.

Have a terrific remainder of your Twelve Twelve Twelve day!

James Belmont
Salt Lake City, UT




Date: 12/12/12 15:48
Re: One for 12-12-12
Author: hogantunnel

GrandeGold Wrote:
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> I confess to being a bit of a number nerd. I've
> always been fond of doubles, triples, quadruples,
> etc. Being that today is none other than 12-12-12,
> I set out to find something to photograph.
>
> UP's St. John Local, aka the LUE46 filled the bill
> quite nicely, arriving at North Yard with a fine
> pair of SD40Ns for power. It suddenly felt like
> the 1970s again. Groovy!
>
> For the history buffs, the 532 is a UP original,
> built the Union Pacific GP38-2 #2032 in April
> 1974.
>
> Have a terrific remainder of your Twelve Twelve
> Twelve day!

James, I believe the adjective "Groovy" predates 1974 by about 6 or 7 years. Nevertheless, a groovy photo indeed!



Date: 12/12/12 16:10
Re: One for 12-12-12
Author: Evan_Werkema

I went nerdy too, looking for a subject to record at 12:12 on 12/12/12. Oakland, CA's coachyard seemed like a good bet to find *something* at the appointed minute, albeit not nearly as groovy as SD40N's. Unfortunately, CDTX 2012 was nowhere to be found - had to make do with P42DC 97 waiting for its next assignment, with CDTX 2014 hiding in the background. Nothing special here except for the date and time.




Date: 12/12/12 17:26
Re: One for 12-12-12
Author: Bob3985

Thanks for the fine photo James. Salt Lake was my old stomping grounds during college and beyond.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 12/12/12 19:48
Re: One for 12-12-12
Author: tomstp

Boy, almost any shot toward those mountains just is always a good shot. Impressive backdrop.



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