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Union Pacific 1946

GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive

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Union Pacific 1946 GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive passing the Illinois Railway Museum in East Union (Illinois).

(UP 1946, UP, GM EMD GP38-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Union Pacific 1946 GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive at the Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(UP 1946, UP, GM EMD GP38-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Union Pacific 1946 GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(UP 1946, UP, GM EMD GP38-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Union Pacific 1946 GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(UP 1946, UP, GM EMD GP38-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Union Pacific 1946 GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive seen through the window of Illinois Terminal 415 interurban car at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(UP 1946, UP, GM EMD GP38-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Union Pacific 1946 GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive on Schmidt Siding at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(UP 1946, UP, GM EMD GP38-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Illinois Terminal 415 picking up the crew of Union Pacific 1946 GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive from Schmidt Siding at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(UP 1946, UP, GM EMD GP38-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Union Pacific 1946 GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive on Schmidt Siding at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(UP 1946, UP, GM EMD GP38-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Union Pacific 1946 GM EMD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive on Schmidt Siding at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(UP 1946, East Union, UP, GM EMD GP38-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, Places, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

On 17 June 1998 the crew of the UP local job on Union Pacific 1946 locomotive was assigned to pilot the Nebraska Zephyr from the Illinois Railway Museum in East Union to the West Chicago Yard. They tied down their locomotive on Schmidt Siding on Museum property, and were then taken back to the Museum Depot on interurban car Illinois Terminal 415. Upon arrival at the West Chicago Yard with the Nebraska Zephyr they were returned to the Museum by automobile, where they picked up their locomotive, and continued their day's work.

UP 1946 was built in August 1972, GM EMD GP38-2, builder number 7354-71. Built as Penn Central 8003, to Conrail 8003 in 1976, returned on demand to lessor/owner EMD on 15 July 1987. Used by EMD as part of national lease fleet. Renumbered as EMD 803 by dropping second digit of PC/CR road number. To UP number on 5 August 1997. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

UP 1946: freight locomotive, EMD GP38-2L, 2,000 hp.; yard switcher, EMD GP38-2L, 2,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of UP 1946: AAR car type D113 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 59' 2", width 10' 4", height 15' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 2 January 2013 at 08:32. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.