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Date: 01/13/22 14:01
Three from SP at Watsonville Junction
Author: ssloansjca

At noon on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, UP 1081, 1516 and 1092 are sitting at Watsonville Junction in Pajaro, CA, waiting for work.

UP 1081 is an EMD GP60. Reportedly: UP 1081 was built by EMD in 1990 as DRGW 3155 builder number 896043-2. It became UP 1901. Then it became UP 1081.

UP 1516 is an EMD GP40M-2 (GP40R). Reportedly: UP 1516 was built by EMD in 1969 as a GP40 SCL 1575 builder number 35088. It was rebuilt by MK becoming SP 7138, SP Class EF430K-1. It then became UP 1516.

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Steve Sloan
San José, CA

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Date: 01/13/22 14:02
Re: Three from SP at Watsonville Junction
Author: ssloansjca

UP 1092 is an EMD GP60. Reportedly: UP 1092 was built by GMLG in 1993 as SP 9781 builder number 936428-12, SP Class EF438-3. It became UP 1092. Other UP numbers reportedly previously assigned to this unit include 5880 and 2080.

~Steve




Date: 01/13/22 14:18
Re: Three from SP at Watsonville Junction
Author: pdt

Our local "local" power.    Used for the Monterey, Hollister, and margarita locals by day....The salinas hauler (to warm springs yard in East Bay , (SFO bay area) and back by night.  GP60's are the usual cause of big fuel tanks, low idle fuel usage, A/C for the summer, and comfort for the 120 mile run to paso robles on saturdays,.  15 years afo it was all 38's and 40's.  Now we dont even see the 40's that much anymore.



Date: 01/13/22 15:43
Re: Three from SP at Watsonville Junction
Author: TheNavigator

Nice to see UP local power without graffiti.
GK



Date: 01/13/22 16:51
Re: Three from SP at Watsonville Junction
Author: FiveChime

1518 appears to have an old SP P3 horn, rare on the UP where K3's and K5's dominate.
In the SP days the Junction was an imprtant place with a lot of reefer industies plus the 
local freights.
Regards, Jim Evans
 



Date: 01/13/22 17:26
Re: Three from SP at Watsonville Junction
Author: texchief1

NIce crisp shots!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 01/14/22 06:49
Re: Three from SP at Watsonville Junction
Author: jmulhol2

pdt Wrote:
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> Our local "local" power.    Used for the
> Monterey, Hollister, and margarita locals by
> day....The salinas hauler (to warm springs yard in
> East Bay , (SFO bay area) and back by night. 
> GP60's are the usual cause of big fuel tanks, low
> idle fuel usage, A/C for the summer, and comfort
> for the 120 mile run to paso robles on
> saturdays,.  15 years afo it was all 38's and
> 40's.  Now we dont even see the 40's that much
> anymore.

What days/times of the week has the 'Monterey Local' been running? Also, what towns/cities do they stop in to do work along the way? 



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