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Date: 04/19/11 20:32
Crazy Odd Lashup in SLC
Author: GrandeGold

UP's Fourth South Switcher, aka the YRO52R picked up an SW1200 from the Salt Lake Garfield & Western interchange yard on Monday, April 18th. The CRGX 2254 is apparently of SP heritage. The reporting mark, CRGX is for Cargill, Incorporated, the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. On a rainy afternoon, this super odd lashup is captured heading east through Grant Tower to tie up for the day at the old D&RGW Fourth South Yard downtown.

Thanks for looking,
James Belmont
Staying Dry in Soggy Lake City








Date: 04/19/11 20:59
Re: Crazy Odd Lashup in SLC
Author: alligatorfan

What the hell did UP do to that poor Rio Grande caboose?!?



Date: 04/19/11 21:17
Re: Crazy Odd Lashup in SLC
Author: SP8595

Maybe the group that fixed up the old DRGW caboose in Colorado Springs can head to Salt Lake City to fix up the sorry shape of that "shoving platform"



Date: 04/19/11 22:05
Re: Crazy Odd Lashup in SLC
Author: IC_2024

I've seen that crummy before when I passed through SLC. Yes, indeed, it's a total abomination!



Date: 04/19/11 22:40
Re: Crazy Odd Lashup in SLC
Author: cct24

James, how did you identify this as an ex SP unit?



Date: 04/20/11 02:18
Re: Crazy Odd Lashup in SLC
Author: Evan_Werkema

cct24 Wrote:

> James, how did you identify this as an ex SP unit?

Earlier thread:

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1625356

Ex-GWRX 2254, exx-SSW 2254, exxx-SSW 1066. Another old thread says it was St.LG&W DS-8 from about 1997-2000 - not sure if it was ever actually lettered or used by SLGW:

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,1644279

See also:

http://www.utahrails.net/utahrails/saltair-route.php

Looks like it was listed by S & S Shortline Leasing in August 2010:

http://www.ssshortlineleasing.com/wordpress/locomotive-model-sw-1200/

Ozark Mountain Railcar also had it listed as of April 3, 2011, now marked as SOLD. Asking price was $165,000.

http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/detail.asp?id=417&n=EMD-SW1200-2254-SOLD



Date: 04/20/11 08:26
Re: Crazy Odd Lashup in SLC
Author: cct24

Excellent! Thanks Evan!

D



Date: 04/20/11 09:43
Re: Crazy Odd Lashup in SLC
Author: BurtNorton

Another interesting fact: Floyd, the older crew member pictured, has the oldest active seniority date in Salt Lake City on the DRGW boards. He is still sharp as a tack, enjoys his job greatly, and has many stories about all the abandoned branches in the Salt Lake City area. A real treat to talk to if you get a chance...



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