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Date: 05/13/22 13:34
6 of Santa Fe and Union Pacific Geeps
Author: MartyBernard

1. ATSF GP30u 2744 built Feb. 1963 as GP30 1244 and became BNSF 2444, at Joliet, IL on Feb. 23, 1988, Tom Golden photo.

2. ATSF GP38-2 2371 built May 1977 as 3562 and became KCS 4030, in Lockport, IL on Feb. 9, 1988, Tom Golden photo.

3. ATSF GP50 3825 built March 1981 and became BNSF 3178, at Lockport, IL on Feb. 12, 1988, Tom Golden photo.

 



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Date: 05/13/22 13:35
Re: 6 of Santa Fe and Union Pacific Geeps
Author: MartyBernard

4. UP GP20 480 plus 2 GP30s eastbound at Dale, WY in Oct. 1964 Al Chione photo.

5. UP GP35 753 built June 1964 and retired April 1982 at North Platte, NE on Aug, 7, 1976, Al Chione photo.  Utah Rails says 753 was sold to Chrome Crankshaft Co., Chicago, Illinois, in October 1983; sold to National Railway Equipment in Jan. 1988 and then sold to BN, rebuilt by EMD to BN GP39E 2930, completed on Oct. 17, 1989.

6. UP GP38-2 2001 built Feb. 1974 and new at Cicero, IL on March 31, 1974, Al Chione photo.



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Date: 05/13/22 14:53
Re: 6 of Santa Fe and Union Pacific Geeps
Author: Roadmaster

> 2. ATSF GP38-2 2371 built May 1977 as 3562

Before it was ATSF 3562, this GP38-2 was built as Toledo, Peoria and Western 2002 (in May 1977).  When Santa Fe acquired the TP&W, the 2002 was renumbered ATSF 3562.
lt was later painted in SPSF paint and given the number 2371 . . . <snip>

Matthew Dittert

EDIT: See Mr. Werkema's post below correcting the following erroneous statement I placed at the end of my post:

. . .  to fit into SPSF renumbering scheme.

 



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Date: 05/13/22 20:35
Re: 6 of Santa Fe and Union Pacific Geeps
Author: Evan_Werkema

Roadmaster Wrote:

> When Santa Fe acquired the TP&W, the 2002 was
> renumbered ATSF 3562. lt was later painted in SPSF
> paint and given the number 2371 to fit into SPSF
> renumbering scheme.

The 2370-series numbers were applied to the GP38-2's while they were still in blue and yellow in March, April and May of 1985 (the first experimental SPSF-painted locomotives didn't appear until August, and routine repainting didn't commence until November).  According to the renumbering plan in Shine's SPSF Motive Power 1986, those numbers weren't part of the SPSF numbering scheme.  Had the merger gone through, the ex-TP&W GP38-2's would have been renumbered again to SPSF 2400-2410.



Date: 05/14/22 06:43
Re: 6 of Santa Fe and Union Pacific Geeps
Author: Roadmaster

Mea culpa!  I misinterpreted some roster notes I found online.  Thank you for the correction, Evan!

Matthew Dittert



Date: 05/14/22 07:03
Re: 6 of Santa Fe and Union Pacific Geeps
Author: Roadmaster

Mr. Shine says the following about the renumbering of the GP38-2's in his Santa Fe 1987 Motive Power Pictorial:

"When Cleburne remanufactured the GP38's into the 2300 class, the GP38-2s were again renumbered, this time in the 2370 class between March and May 1985.  Six of the eleven GP38-2s, went in for routing maintenance, received the red and yellow scheme in anticipation of the SPSF merger, in 1986."

Matthew Dittert



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