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Date: 01/10/17 11:43
Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: FCP901

The forecast in SoCal was clouds and rain today. But, when I heard these brand new UP Tier-4s had already departed on a West Colton to Roseville, I had to try and it was a race thru stop and go traffic to Cajon. As evidenced by Photo 1, the weather in Cajon was awful; fog, clouds and rain. However, at the top of Cajon, UP 3014 entered a patch of sun as it continues north with 3012 pushing on the rear.
FCP901








Date: 01/10/17 11:48
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: exhaustED

Nice shots, especially the final two. Great catch, especially with the BNSF ACe, very unusual! What do those new units sound like?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/17 11:51 by exhaustED.



Date: 01/10/17 11:57
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: obsessedfoamer

Probably like a lawn mower.



Date: 01/10/17 12:20
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: Fizzboy7

Actually the first variation of UP's paint scheme in quite a while, thanks to the jumbo radiator wings getting in the way of the red stripe.   Interesting.     Small truck sideframes don't look as bad in these images.    Very nice catch!



Date: 01/10/17 12:26
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: eatontm

Just odd looking. It's like a cross between a GE and EMD.

T



Date: 01/10/17 12:38
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: SCUfoamer

love that sun shot with the fog in the background. Nice and dramatic. I agree with the above posts, can't figure out if I like them or not. They're slowly growing on me.



Date: 01/10/17 12:44
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: arizonaBNSF

They actually don't look too bad. They look better than a standard SD70ACe IMHO.

The paint scheme would look better if the radiators looked like an SD70ACe. The red stripe is all over the place on the new units.



Date: 01/10/17 13:05
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: zephyrus

Neat shots but, oh, EMD, that nose.  That is such an ugly, glaring thing. 

Still cool shots.

Thanks!

Z



Date: 01/10/17 13:22
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: SP8595

Great catch and nice to see them finally out running!



Date: 01/10/17 13:40
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: exhaustED

obsessedfoamer Wrote:
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> Probably like a lawn mower.

Man, i'd love a 4600hp V12 lawnmower...



Date: 01/10/17 14:17
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: nygiant

Great shots.  Thanks for posting.



Date: 01/10/17 14:44
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: erielackawanna

Great catch, Paul!



Date: 01/10/17 15:28
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: ble692

Make it their second run. They came west from Ft Worth on the MFWWC 06. At this point there are only these two Tier 4 SD70AH working out of around 20 on the property so far.



Date: 01/10/17 15:38
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: Ween

Shot 2 is a beauty!



Date: 01/10/17 15:49
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: GP30M

It is light years better than the SD70ACE, though.

zephyrus Wrote:
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> Neat shots but, oh, EMD, that nose.  That is such
> an ugly, glaring thing. 
>
> Still cool shots.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Z



Date: 01/10/17 16:29
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: FCP901

To answer questions,

exhaustED: They sounded like a farm tractor, had a heavy knocking sound.
ble692: Scott, I called this the first revenue run since they came from Ft.Worth to WC dead-in-consist. Hope they are still running when they get up to your end of the trip!



Date: 01/10/17 16:56
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: NorCalAdam

I saw the demonstrators in Roseville, can't wait to see these ones in UP paint. Now, how long is it going to take for someone to make these in N scale 2, 3, 4 years?

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Date: 01/10/17 17:02
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: TheInstigator

ble692 Wrote:
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> Make it their second run. They came west from Ft
> Worth on the MFWWC 06. At this point there are
> only these two Tier 4 SD70AH working out of around
> 20 on the property so far.
They were dead on that train



Date: 01/10/17 20:13
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: SD45X

Idle sounds like a Cat. Little like an Alco but not.



Date: 01/10/17 23:11
Re: Brand New UP SD70ACe-Tier-4s on First Run
Author: doge_of_pocopson

They look good.  Beefy, with good forward vis.  B



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