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Date: 11/17/12 12:11
UP geeps I miss part II
Author: FT

Following up on my post of last week. Six more views from across the west.

#146 is serviced at Pocatello, ID 1/73 It was about 10 degrees an I was back in the van fast.

#173 at one of my favorite spots in Utah, Bear River Canyon, or "wheelon" siding just around the next bend.

#174 Salt Lake City, UT 2/74 This is a transfer from the D&RGW yard, and I never found out where the Amtrak E was coming from??

Keith A



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/18/12 08:59 by FT.








Date: 11/17/12 12:16
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: FT

next....

#189 on the Tooele Local, heading back to SLC. Lakepoint is just ahead 1/78

#192 under Milwaukee wire. I think it is Auburn, WA by G J Bolinsky 2/66

#272 I shot it, but not sure if it is Idaho Falls, ID, I didn't note the location 6/72

Keith A








Date: 11/17/12 12:17
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: Bob3985

Great photos Keith. I always enjoyed running up through the Bear River Canyon with our steam too.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 11/17/12 13:21
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: amtrak8




Date: 11/17/12 13:35
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: hawkeye

The Idaho Falls picture looks to be in Aberdeen, ID based on the sign for Aberdeen coal on the bldg. I currently live in Idaho Falls and that area does not look familiar.



Date: 11/17/12 14:09
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: tolland

I agree with Hawkeye, it's not Idaho Falls but likely Aberdeen on the branch.



Date: 11/17/12 15:18
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: mojaveflyer

What a neat series of photos! Thank you.



Date: 11/17/12 23:01
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: grahamline

Great photos, but the one with 272 looks too built up to be Aberdeen, Idaho.



Date: 11/18/12 07:53
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: DavidP

I suspect the photo with the Amtrak E unit was probably taken somewhat later than June 1971. Amtrak didn't begin acquiring and renumbering power until late 1971. The unit is former UP E9 946A.

Dave



Date: 11/18/12 09:02
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: FT

davidP,

The correct date for the geep with E was 2/74. Thanks for noting that I carried over the date from another shot.

Keith A



Date: 11/18/12 12:32
Re: UP geeps I miss part II
Author: mcfflyer

Keith - A sure sign of getting older is what we used to take begrudgingly for granted, a very lowly and dirt common GP9, is now looked back at with such fondness! Those pesky GP9s used to be everywhere, so much so that I had a tendency to ignore them, and now, you give us these slides that are just pure gold. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for you not ignoring those "pesky" GP9s!

Lee Hower - Sacramento



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