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Date: 03/15/05 22:14
Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: jmw

#1377 looks more like a former L&N hold out than a patched UP unit. Due to human error the image is a bit washed out but the old geep did look pretty much like it does in the photo.

Phoenix, AZ March 2005.

JMW
http://www.arizona-rails.com




Date: 03/15/05 22:17
Re: Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: jmw

UP #498 appears to be a former Helm Leasing unit with eastern orgins(?).

Phoenix, AZ March 2005.

JMW
http://www.arizona-rails.com




Date: 03/15/05 23:02
Re: Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: csxt4617

jmw Wrote:
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> UP #498 appears to be a former Helm Leasing unit
> with eastern orgins(?).

interestingly enough, if it's from the group I think it's from, it's probably
an ex-L&N unit :) CSX let a group of 29 GP38-2's leases expire (I believe the
30th was wrecked), and they ended up on Helm and went on long term lease to
SP. Some stayed in their former CSX paint jobs, and a few got Helm paint, and
later SP patches.



Date: 03/16/05 04:21
Re: Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: QU25C

EX IC by looking at the dich lights .



Date: 03/16/05 05:22
Re: Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: csxt4617

Hmm...I was almost right, according to this page:
http://utahrails.net/all-time/all-time-12.php
471-488 are the 28 GP38-2's I was talking about that are ex-SP, exx-Helm, exxx-CSXT,
exxxx-SBD, exxxxx-L&N (I remember one was wrecked, and not ever assigned a CSX number,
and another one went to another shortline).
489 is ex-L&N, but was a GP38AC, CSXT 2177, ex-L&N 4047, so it's still an original L&N :)



Date: 03/16/05 08:48
Re: Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: NI030

I love the fake SP "L" window on the 1377.



Date: 03/16/05 09:37
Re: Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: scannergeek

Behind 1377, that ex-SP unit appears to have a real L window.



Date: 03/16/05 20:41
Re: Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: Evan_Werkema

There were at least two GP38-2's in the SP 4845-4873 group that kept their Helm maroon and blue colors with SP sublettering. SP 4864 seems to get spotted and photographed most often; UP 498 is the other one, ex-SP 4873. I'm a little surprised that 498 is still lugging around that massive Leslie RS-5TR air horn, a holdover from its days on CSX.



Date: 03/17/05 14:40
Re: Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: Gateway97

Really looks L&N, except the Old Reliable didn't gussy-up the front end with extra headlights and doo-dads on the cab roof. They did use some melodious S5 nathans that were the cat's meow. Not to disparage the SP P3's, they are great too.



Date: 03/18/05 12:37
Re: Unusual Patch Jobs
Author: SCL1517

It IS ex L&N, and as such once had a gyralite between the numberboards.



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