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Date: 11/22/22 06:48
Ruby still looks like a graveyard
Author: santafe199

Ruby yard used be a busy little place where long strings of grain hoppers were switched to & from the area grain elevators. Today it’s been relegated to a mausoleum for Uncle Pete’s elderly horses. Horses that may never gallop again...

1. Union Pacific’s Ruby Yard looking in from the west end.

2. Now looking in from the Brickyard Rd crossing.
2 photos taken in Topeka, KS on June 30, 2022.

Thanks for looking!
Lance Garrels
santafe199

PS. I’m suddenly reminded of a line from the ‘88 movie Cocktail, delivered postmortem by the actor Bryan Brown:
(Coughlin’s Law) “Bury the dead. They stink up the place!






Date: 11/22/22 07:45
Re: Ruby still looks like a graveyard
Author: kurtarmbruster

"Elderly"? Really? I amazed at how short-lived this power is/was, and how expendable. Sheesh!



Date: 11/22/22 07:45
Re: Ruby still looks like a graveyard
Author: MacBeau

Nice shots even if they are a sad commentary on the times.
—Mac



Date: 11/22/22 08:29
Re: Ruby still looks like a graveyard
Author: cajon

A week ago there was a nice clean UP SD60 #2500 by Mojave going north.
Dennis

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Date: 11/23/22 06:43
Re: Ruby still looks like a graveyard
Author: texchief1

Nice, especially the 2nd.

RC Lundgren



Date: 11/23/22 10:24
Re: Ruby still looks like a graveyard
Author: IC1038west

Yikes, didn't realize these guys were that old. Hopefully CN will buy 60 of them, fit them for system wide service, number them in the IC 1040-1099 class, and paint them in the heritage death star scheme.

Nice share on a Ruby (Tuesday).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/22 10:41 by IC1038west.



Date: 11/24/22 05:46
Re: Ruby still looks like a graveyard
Author: dcfbalcoS1

         Oldest units there are only 22 years of age. DPU capability may have made them more valuable.



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