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Date: 05/12/22 18:56
3 of Union Pacific U-Boats (GE U25Bs)
Author: MartyBernard

1. UP GE U25B 625 built Aug. 1961, retired Sept. 1972 and scrapped by Morrison Knudsen at Boise during October 1981, at Denver, CO in June 1964, Al Chione photo.

2. UP GE U25B 626 built Aug. 1961 and retired Sept. 1972 at Council Bluffs, IA on March 30, 1966, Al Chione photo.  Utah Rails says UP 626 was scrapped by Morrison Knudsen at Boise during October 1981.

3. UP GE U25B 636 plus 2 C&S SD9s and another U25B leased to C&S, southbound leaving Denver, CO in May 1970, Al Chione photo.








Date: 05/12/22 19:00
Re: 3 of Union Pacific U-Boats (GE U25Bs)
Author: refarkas

How sad that they were so quickly retired.
Bob



Date: 05/12/22 19:48
Re: 3 of Union Pacific U-Boats (GE U25Bs)
Author: CPR_4000

refarkas Wrote:
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> How sad that they were so quickly retired.

Pretty typical of GE's as until recently they seldom had second careers, unlike EMD's (and even Alcos). I'd guess the very, very early U-Boats would have been particularly problematic. But yeah, I would have liked to have seen one of these in the flesh!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/22 08:18 by CPR_4000.



Date: 05/12/22 19:49
Re: 3 of Union Pacific U-Boats (GE U25Bs)
Author: Milwaukee

That's an interesting photo of the 636 on the C&S without the Union Pacific spelled out on the nose.   That wasn't removed by the scanner filter was it?  

You don't see too many photos of the high nose U25B's leading a consist like that from that angle.   Being mixed with Burlington power is a bonus!   

Thanks for sharing.



Date: 05/12/22 20:19
Re: 3 of Union Pacific U-Boats (GE U25Bs)
Author: Roadmaster

Milwaukee wrote: "That's an interesting photo of the 636 on the C&S without the Union Pacific spelled out on the nose."

Here's another photo of 636, also without 'UNION PACIFIC' on the nose.

https://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr0107/up636.jpg

Matthew Dittert



Date: 05/13/22 03:11
Re: 3 of Union Pacific U-Boats (GE U25Bs)
Author: mp51w

Those things are bricks!



Date: 05/13/22 08:19
Re: 3 of Union Pacific U-Boats (GE U25Bs)
Author: CPR_4000

mp51w Wrote:
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> Those things are bricks!

That's what we called PC's E44 electrics, also stylish GE's!



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