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Date: 07/04/19 07:54
SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Took my U50B to a friends op session last night on his MOP layout
(shout out to Trainorders.com member acltrainman for making this available to me)
and gave it a go on a run through freight.  Many a MOP train held in the sidings as
this special made a non-stop run from Texaskana to Palestine (Tex).

This is timber and petrol country, here in East Texas








Date: 07/04/19 07:59
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Not a long train, maybe 16-18 cars (I didn't count) but the big GE made easy work of it.

The Tsunami2 GE sounds in her belly greatly enhanced the experience.








Date: 07/04/19 08:01
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: EL-SD45-3632

Nice layout and U50. Do you mean Texarkana Ark or Texas?



Date: 07/04/19 08:11
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: WrongWayMurphy

EL-SD45-3632 Wrote:
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> Nice layout and U50. Do you mean Texarkana Ark or
> Texas?

Both !



Date: 07/04/19 08:21
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: tomstp

What in the world are YOU doing with THAT engine?  Not Katy or Cotton Belt.  I guess the next thing we'll see is a Jawn Henry  N&W steam turbine???



Date: 07/04/19 10:25
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: BCutter

That pulpwood unloader in Fig 3 is really neat!  The pulptruck iitself s not nearly beat up enough -- no cracked windows, busted headlights, etc, Nice pictures!

Bruce



Date: 07/04/19 11:33
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: PasadenaSub

Looks sharp to me, pulling the train solo on that great layout.

Rich



Date: 07/04/19 11:52
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: CPR_4000

Nonstop? Somehow that NP reefer was replaced by a Nestle car en route. :-)



Date: 07/05/19 05:52
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: WrongWayMurphy

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Nonstop? Somehow that NP reefer was replaced by a
> Nestle car en route. :-)

indeed.  The U50 pulled from Palestine to Texarkana, then the Hand of God reached down and picked up 
U50 and caboose, swapped ends, and the lokie then pulled the train back to it’s starting place.  Because
the track owner uses a computer program to keep track of all car locations, I needed to put the string of
cars back where they came from.



Date: 07/05/19 07:47
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: navarch2

tomstp Wrote:
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> What in the world are YOU doing with THAT engine?
>  Not Katy or Cotton Belt.  I guess the next
> thing we'll see is a Jawn Henry  N&W steam
> turbine???

....better not look too much at my layout...lol...

Bob



Date: 07/07/19 06:59
Re: SP 9950 (U50B) makes a run on the MOP
Author: acltrainman

Good to see the U-50 being back in service. Nice layout and pictures.

Stanley Jackowski
Valrico, FL



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