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Date: 03/24/19 05:25
Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: santafe199

Unless my abacus is playing pranks, I have calculated a total of 13,200 HP in this consist. And that C&O van first out gives me a fair idea this is one of Uncle Pete’s hotter intermodal trains. All that said, what’s unknown is the location. This is an Kodachrome copy slide from Jim Watson's trader collection with no date, location or photographer ID attached. My shaky instinct wants to say it was shot in the late 1970s. And on the phone with Jim I offered a location guess of Weber Canyon, a place I’ve never seen in person. Jim offered an alternative, thinking it might be elsewhere in Utah. The only thing we know for sure is this is a pretty cool shot!

1. UP 6932 & 6901 are hustling an assumed intermodal hotshot in or near (unknown location)*. Photo thought to be from the late 1970s(?).
(EK copy slide from the James W. Watson collection)

Thanks for the help!
Lance Garrels (santa199)
Jim Watson (UP6900)

*With very handy help we'll ID this image as"Near" Elgin, NV circa-1974 (close enough for me)  -199

Added on 3-27: After a PM exchange with, and the thread reply from "FT" I'll amend the location to read Etna, NV. And to provide proper photo credit the photographer is FT himself, Mr Keith Ardinger. I took a peek at Google Maps around Etna, NV. But trying to nail the exact location proved to be too daunting. 



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/19 10:33 by santafe199.




Date: 03/24/19 06:26
Re: Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: Bob3985

Lance, thats not Weber canyon as this appears to be a single track.
 

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 03/24/19 07:29
Re: Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: goneon66

my guess is on the u.p.'s caliente sub somewhere between moapa and crestline, nv..........

66



Date: 03/24/19 08:30
Re: Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: redarrow

Ditto on Caliente sub.



Date: 03/24/19 10:25
Re: Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: santafe199

Looks like we are zeroing in on a location. I'll check again when I get back home. At the moment I'm away on assignment. There's a Z prowling the KP right now, and I'm set up to apprehend this varmint in my second home town of Abilene..

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Date: 03/24/19 11:18
Re: Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: CSX602

As to time frame I would say '72-'74.  First car has ACI but I don't see any COTS box.  Late '60s C&O trailer scheme, and those DD40s looks to have a few years on them.



Date: 03/24/19 11:21
Re: Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: Roadjob

Got to agree on the Claiente sub. I was there twicw and it sure has the look!

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



Date: 03/24/19 12:14
Re: Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: E25

Northbound on the LA&SL in Meadow Valley Wash, about a mile north / east of Elgin, NV.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 03/24/19 12:14
Re: Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: callum_out

EB train down towards Carp in the Meadow River wash area, road is on the West side of the river.

Out



Date: 03/26/19 15:03
Re: Where are these 13,200 Horses?
Author: FT

Well, I took the shot of 6932-6901 posted. I marked it as being Etna, NV  The second view here is within a mile or so of the first spot. UP 822 and two U50C's.
My slides sure do get around.

Keith A (ft)






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