RailPictures.Net Photo: 23 Union Pacific GE GTEL turbine at North Platte, Nebraska by Bill Marvel
 
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Union Pacific (more..)
GE GTEL turbine (more..)
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North Platte, Nebraska, USA (more..)
October 22, 1966
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23 (more..)
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Bill Marvel (more..)
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Big Blow 23 leads an extra east from North Platte, Nebraska, on October 22, 1966. The 8,500-hp turbine is typical of UP railroading in the mid-sixties, but for a moment take a closer look at the seemingly endless string of freight cars a pair of stock cars, rare even then; scattered grain hoppers, a harbinger of the future; a wide load of some kind; and dozens of standard 40-foot boxcars all painted boxcar red. This in the days before unit trains and containers was the look of classic American railroading.
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