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Date: 10/03/13 15:35
UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: dlbowen

UP has 55 6000 hp GE's bought beginning in 1998
1.02-98 San Bernardino, CA
2, & 3. along Cajon Blvd. CA 02-98

Don Bowen
Saint Helena, CA








Date: 10/03/13 15:41
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: dlbowen

4. Silverwood, Cajon Pass, CA 05-99 3 6000 HP locos!
5. UP 7532 W Daggett, CA 9-2000
6. UP 7525 E at West Daggett, CA

Don Bowen
Saint Helena, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/03/13 15:42 by dlbowen.








Date: 10/03/13 16:19
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: electromac

Awesome locomotives...........Both UP and CSX version.......UP version C60AC.....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/03/13 17:31 by electromac.



Date: 10/03/13 16:28
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: CBNS-3852

Great photos! If I remember correctly UP 7000-7002 were originally supposed to be SP 600-602 or is that a figment of my imagination?

Stephen



Date: 10/03/13 16:29
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: Realist

dlbowen Wrote:
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> UP has 55 6000 hp GE's bought beginning in 1998

Not any more. Several years ago, all were converted
to 4,400 hp and renumbered. There are no 6,000 hp
units left on UP.



Date: 10/03/13 16:47
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: dlbowen

That is interesting. I checked Utah Rails UP roster several days ago and it showed them at 4400 HP in the 3900 series. Today all I could find was the 7500 info. The 2013 Trains Locomotive annual mentioned that CSX has replaced the original prime mover with a 16 cylinder GEVO engine and they are now used on the railroad's hotshots.

Don Bowen
Saint Helena, CA



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Date: 10/03/13 16:58
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: mcdeo

Yes, SP was to get 3 6000HP from GE, 600-602 was the rumor. I don't recall the exact timing, but I think there was some debate on if the UP engines where SP at one time, or if SP/UP just took delivery of the first 3 6000HP units. I'm sure on paper vs. actual building of units vs. delivery would be the clarity debate.

Mike ONeill
Parker, CO
Colorado Photos



Date: 10/03/13 17:42
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: contactpatch

SP was merged into UP on September 11, 1996. The UP 7000-7009 were completed by GE in December 1996. The only pre-merger new units ordered by another road were the 50 AC4400CWs delivered to UP in November-December 1995, which had been ordered by C&NW. The order for 3 AC6000CWs by SP was cancelled.



Date: 10/03/13 18:48
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: Realist

dlbowen Wrote:
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> That is interesting. I checked Utah Rails UP
> roster several days ago and it showed them at 4400
> HP in the 3900 series. Today all I could find was
> the 7500 info. The 2013 Trains Locomotive annual
> mentioned that CSX has replaced the original prime
> mover with a 16 cylinder GEVO engine and they are
> now used on the railroad's hotshots.

The 3900 series is mostly SD70Ms. Except for 3985, of course.

Posted from Android



Date: 10/03/13 19:29
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: ssloansjca

Here is one of the CSX units at Tifft Jct in Buffalo, NY.

~Steve Sloan
San Jose, CA




Date: 10/04/13 00:27
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: Evan_Werkema

dlbowen Wrote:

> That is interesting. I checked Utah Rails UP
> roster several days ago and it showed them at 4400
> HP in the 3900 series. Today all I could find was
> the 7500 info.

The re-engined, derated AC6000's went into the high 6800's and low 6900's, skipping over 6936:

http://www.utahrails.net/up-diesel-roster/up-diesel-roster-62.php#c4460-6888



Date: 10/04/13 09:11
Re: UP C6000W's or AC6000CW's
Author: dlbowen

Thanks Evan, you are the scholar/expert in residence. Now I remember the 6000 HP GE's were renumbered into the 6900 series not the 3900 series. My mistake.

Don Bowen
Saint Helena, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/13 10:48 by dlbowen.



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