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Date: 11/24/06 18:41
30 years ago on a WP Thanksgiving
Author: 3rdswitch

On Thanksgiving weekend '76, a westbound WP train was just about to enter WP's Stockton, CA, yard.
JB




Date: 11/24/06 19:06
Re: 30 years ago on a WP Thanksgiving
Author: MacBeau

Nice shot in an unforgiving location.
¬óMac



Date: 11/25/06 05:35
Re: 30 years ago on a WP Thanksgiving
Author: dieselman

The WP U23Bs were a nice unit to photograph,in later years
they smoked much like an ALCO.As far as the crewmen go very cramped
cab,as the had dual cab controls,bad heaters.Had they not cancelled
the order for GP38-2s in 1972 UP would possibly still be running them.
As most fans know the U23s were traded in to GE shortly after the UP
merger,and were rebuilt into Super7s stll equipped with blomberg-trucks.



Date: 11/24/11 09:45
Re: 30 years ago on a WP Thanksgiving
Author: alamedafrank

At least they had EMD style controls; the WP U30Bs, which were garbage, had strange ones. Did you know, at one point WP put out instructions, if possible, to only use EMD as lead units! I still remember the hard transitions a consist of GEs would make.



Date: 11/24/12 21:40
Re: 30 years ago on a WP Thanksgiving
Author: wpdude

That should still be S.O.P. for all carriers! OOPS, uh , oh I mean, uh..... :-)



Date: 11/24/12 21:42
Re: 30 years ago on a WP Thanksgiving
Author: wpdude

That should still be S.O.P. for all carriers! OOPS, uh , oh I mean, uh..... :-) Or at least include a tsunami (tm) sound chip so you select the sound!! BTW, nice shot, thanks for sharing.



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