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Date: 01/11/17 16:59
Cheyenne Switchers
Author: Bob3985

Here is a photo I took over on the Cheyenne run around track of a couple of the switchers when I was assigned in the yard. An NW-2 was already out in the yard banging away at this time.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY

Date: 01/11/17 17:35
Re: Cheyenne Switchers
Author: perklocal

What's the story with the lower headlights and number boards on the geep?

Date: 01/11/17 18:12
Re: Cheyenne Switchers
Author: Bob3985

On the UP the GP-7's were long hood forward but I do not know why unless it was supposed to provide better close up illumination.
In fact it was 117 that I blew up switching out at an industrial plant west of Cheyenne but that is a longer story and I am protecting the inncent Hahahaha.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY

Date: 01/12/17 11:47
Re: Cheyenne Switchers
Author: santafe199

Back in 1976 the 117's sibling unit 116 was one of the very first engines I ever shot with my trusty X-15 Instamatic. Thanks for resurrecting some fond memories...


Date: 01/12/17 15:18
Re: Cheyenne Switchers
Author: TexasRocket

It's always nice to see pictures of UP's early diesels.

Date: 01/13/17 11:07
Re: Cheyenne Switchers
Author: PatternOfFailure

perklocal Wrote:
> What's the story with the lower headlights and
> number boards on the geep?

Easier access to change train numbers in number boards; latches for access doors can be seen just below the boards. At the time of their delivery UP still required locomotives to display train numbers; by the time of this photo that was over.

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