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Date: 07/05/08 13:45
More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

Photos 1077 and 1080 are of UP Challenger 3977 in North Platte.

Photo 1083 is of Frisco units to the left and a turbine in the middle at North Platte.








Date: 07/05/08 13:54
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

Photos 1084 and 1086 are of DD35B 77B and another DD35B at North Platte.

Photo 1087 is of E units on a freight at North Platte. The last B units is the 953.








Date: 07/05/08 13:59
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

Turbines at North Platte!

Photo 1089 is the 17.

Photo 1090 is 22 near.

Photo 1091 is the 13.








Date: 07/05/08 14:08
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

Photo 1097 is of NYC Alco 2243 (?) set out on the UP.

Photo 1099 - the result of the 1967 drop of the mail.

Photo 1100 is of one of the three UP C855's (number 61) in Cheyenne.








Date: 07/05/08 14:54
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

Photo 1105 is turbine 13 in Cheyenne.

Photo 1106 is the 4023 with Challenger 3985 in front of it in Cheyenne.

Photo 1107 is 2-10-2 5511 in Cheyenne.








Date: 07/05/08 15:20
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

Photo 1110 is another shot of the 5511 at Cheyenne.

Photo 1111 is the 4005 at Cheyenne. The steam around it makes it looks like it's ready to tackle Sherman Hill.

Photo 1112 is in the Cheyenne roundhouse. UP fans, is that an RSD4 or RSD5?








Date: 07/05/08 15:25
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

Photos 1113 and 1115 are of a couple of rotaries in the Cheyenne roundhouse.

Photo 1114 is 8444 in its stall.








Date: 07/05/08 15:38
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

8444 in its stall in photo 1117.

Photo 1118 - can anyone identify what this was in the Cheyenne roundhouse?

Photo 1119 - this shot could almost have been out of the mid-fifties. That is 4005 in the middle. To the left is the 4023 with the very end of the tender of the 3985 showing in front of it. In the background to the right of the 4005 is the 5511. The engines could not have been positioned much better. Take the plywood out of the window of the 4023 and imagine.








Date: 07/05/08 15:44
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

Photo 1122 is DD35A 79.

Photo 1124 is the 3985 with 4023 behind.

Photo 1126 is a sad looking 833 in Cheyenne.








Date: 07/05/08 15:48
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

Open smokebox of 8444.

Next on my trip was the narrow guage in Alamosa and Durango. I've misplaced a few slides, so after I find them I'll post.





Date: 07/05/08 17:11
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: GRNDMND

SGillings Wrote:
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> Photo 1112 is in the Cheyenne roundhouse. UP
> fans, is that an RSD4 or RSD5?


I believe it is an RSC-2. Don't think the UP ever owned any RSD's.

KC



Date: 07/05/08 19:12
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: upkpfan

Photo 1118 is of a crane on left and Detector car DC-3. upkpfan Great photos. Does 4-12-2 get on this site? Don't know if N Cuz does or not. upkpfan



Date: 07/05/08 21:17
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: the_expediter

Great series! Thanx for posting- Steve on the left coast



Date: 07/05/08 21:23
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: BlackWidow

So the UP still had Big Boys on their property in 1968? How many did they still have? When did the last one get scrapped or put up for display?



Date: 07/05/08 21:26
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: StStephen

Hey bro', GREAT series of photos! A lot of history showing up; amazing what used to be taken for granted...



Date: 07/05/08 23:03
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: SGillings

In 1968, UP had two Big Boys on the property. The 4005 (I'm not certain where it is on display - Denver?) and the 4023 that is on display in Omaha. They had two Challengers, the 3977 (I think on display in North Platte) and, of course, the 3985. 0-6-0 4466 was in Grand Island (where it last worked in the fall of 1958) and is now at the California State Railroad Museum. They had 4-6-0 1243, and I don't know where that currently is. They had 2-10-2 5511 which is still in Cheyenne. Finally, they had 4-8-4's 833, 838 and 844(4). John Bush, did I leave any out?

Steve



Date: 07/06/08 09:21
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: Edwardjb

Here's another of the DC-3. Is this Salt Lake City?

Ed





Date: 07/06/08 09:51
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: samreeves

Amazing photos of what it used to look like. Great.



Date: 07/16/08 18:30
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: 4-12-2

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to chime in here, likely everyone who's interested has seen it already.

In fact, I took that shot of 3977 with a young Steve Gillings looking back from the cab.

That entire trip was magic for me, not least my personal mecca, Cheyenne. As Steve mentioned, it was absolutely amazing to have five steam locos withing 200 yards of each other, unfortunately all dead. 4005 sat by the oil tank and with all the steam lines around it was truly very easy to imagine she was live. In the shot Steve took of 4005 from the rear you only had to turn around and there was 5511. Until we got there I'd not known these engines had been moved from Green River.

Marv is correct, that motor car is DC-3, which has clearly just been painted in that photo. I also took a shot of what appeared to be a newly rebuilt Commonwealth 6-wheel tender truck, doubtless used behind turbines.

I sure as heck wish I'd shot the North Platte roundhouse!! At least Steve got the shot above. We had our way wherever we went on UP, no one said a word. A different day.

Thanks for all these, Steve!

John



Date: 09/13/11 13:50
Re: More summer of 1968
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

What a great and super series of photos!
Thank you very very much! those were,
indeed, different days.....



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