RailPictures.Net Photo: 18 Union Pacific GE GTEL turbine at Cheyenne, Wyoming by Bill Marvel
 
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Union Pacific (more..)
GE GTEL turbine (more..)
Archer Hill (more..)
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA (more..)
June 22, 1965
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
18 (more..)
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Bill Marvel (more..)
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Afternoon storm clouds are gathering as Union Pacific turbine 18 climbs Archer Hill out of Cheyenne with an eastbound extra. On June 22, 1965 the big blow is half way through its life on UP. One of two of the 8500-hp turbines to be saved, the 18 will go to the Illinois Railway Musum in appropriately Union, Illinois, where it remains on display, but inoperable. Twenty-eight sister engines will be cut up for scrap, their trucks and traction motors salvaged for use under GEs big U50C double diesels.
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