RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 9156 Union Pacific GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C) at Afton, California by Eric Blasko
 
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Union Pacific (more..)
GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C) (more..)
Afton Canyon (more..)
Afton, California, USA (more..)
March 06, 1988
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UP 9156 (more..)
Unknown
Eric Blasko (more..)
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Remarks & Notes 
An eastbound APL train passes through Afton Canyon with five GEs on the point and two SD40-2s pushing on the rear. The Dash8s were new then. The head end was 9156-9142-9107-9116-2415, helper 3389-3232. These were the days before regular use of unmanned DPUs (distributed power units), so there was a crew on the SDs shoving on the rear. The SDs ran from Los Angeles, CA to Milford Utah - the longest manned helper district in North America, 572.6 miles
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