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Date: 09/14/20 21:20
UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: oyw

Here is a roster shot of the infamous UP 1111 tied down at East Yermo, CA, taken yesterday around noon. After suffering through tagging during a recent visit to the LA basin, the unit appears to be mostly touched up. I'll leave the comments alone, I was just happy to get a shot of it.

OYW



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/20 21:21 by oyw.




Date: 09/14/20 21:42
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: SPgoletablock

Dang, pretty nice skies out there compared to the rest of the state.



Date: 09/15/20 05:03
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: SCKP187

Nice shot—always nice to get a one-of-a-kind for the files
Brian Stevens

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Date: 09/15/20 06:24
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: NormSchultze

Is it on the Sunset Route thru Texas -ELP--HOU or something like that?  Timing ?



Date: 09/15/20 06:43
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: RayH

Nice catch Bob. You did pretty well with Noon sun too.



Date: 09/15/20 07:06
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: HogheadMike

"Powered by our furloughs."  I personally find this locomotive to be tacky and offensive.  If it had been introduced during a different time period, when traffic was booming and employees were valued, it would have been something to be proud of.  Instead, it was released at a time when furloughs are near record highs and morale is near record lows in most places.  It was bad timing, to say the least.  A blatant, intentional slap in the face at worst.



Date: 09/15/20 09:18
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: wyeth

HogheadMike Wrote:
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> "Powered by our furloughs."  I personally find
> this locomotive to be tacky and offensive.  If it
> had been introduced during a different time
> period, when traffic was booming and employees
> were valued, it would have been something to be
> proud of.  Instead, it was released at a time
> when furloughs are near record highs and morale is
> near record lows in most places.  It was bad
> timing, to say the least.  A blatant, intentional
> slap in the face at worst.

I agree, I find the engine disgusting even though it's a handsome paint scheme.

As for myself, it's not so much that companies have to cut back in hard economic times to stay in business, and yes, there is pain for the employees; but at the UP, it's their all out greed drive that to try to maintain their record profits in these hard times.  Their greed driven PSR is seriously damaging the company, its employees, and their customers; all for short term profit and stock market gains, all of which will be temporary as this comes back around and kicks UP into the abyss.



Date: 09/15/20 09:48
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: trainjunkie

Too bad the 1111 wasn't on that train in KC this morning. 



Date: 09/15/20 11:40
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: BurtNorton

NIce shot.  It appears the painter studied and synthesized the propaganda posters of the Chinese Communist Party,  North Korea,  Japan in WW2,  U.S. Works Project Administration, and Nazi Germany quite well. 



Date: 09/15/20 11:52
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: PHall

NormSchultze Wrote:
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> Is it on the Sunset Route thru Texas -ELP--HOU or
> something like that?  Timing ?

Nope, on the line from LA to SLC.



Date: 09/15/20 14:16
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: The-late-EMD

Almost 12,000 furlough and 5000 motors parked. But my stock is doing well.

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Date: 09/16/20 07:31
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: bath_wildcat

The-late-EMD Wrote:
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> Almost 12,000 furlough and 5000 motors parked. But
> my stock is doing well.
>
> Posted from Android


Yea for the short term. Good luck when it all falls apart. Don't believe me, look at the damage done to CSX and NS.

Michael Fair
Port Clinton, OH



Date: 09/16/20 07:39
Re: UP 1111 resting in Yermo Sunday
Author: Rmosele

BurtNorton Wrote:
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> NIce shot.  It appears the painter studied and
> synthesized the propaganda posters of the Chinese
> Communist Party,  North Korea,  Japan in WW2, 
> U.S. Works Project Administration, and Nazi
> Germany quite well. 

That's what I noticed the first time I saw it.



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