OLATHE KS March 10 1979 — UP U30C 2959 leads a mixed freight. Note someone cleaned select characters on the nose. Maybe no connection but Wikipedia records, “U-29 was responsible for sinking t... (more)
COUNCIL BLUFFS IA Sept 28 1979 — UP U30C 2955 awaits an assignment. GE built the unit (b/n 40960) in October 1976. Utahrails.net records that the 2955 “was the last U30C on UP, retired on 19 S... (more)
SOO only owned 10 "Boats" so they were an oddity to find out and about. They looked nice and sounded great but by all accounts there were numerous reasons they had a lifespan of about 1... (more)
WALSENBURG CO Oct 21 1977 -- BN U30C 5811 leads a coal train. The unit was delivered July 1973 and retired April 1987. My photo.
A load heads back north out of the mine with the U boat pair for power.
3 Tilden heads south through Eagle Mills at sunset.
The Pueblo Museum, which is at the old historic Pueblo Depot, has a great collection of engines and rolling stock. DOT 001 is a U30C that wears the colors of the Department of Transportation.
Photo by Gary Zeitler. From my collection.
Unknown photographer. From my collection.
Say so long. West of town a helper set is pushing hard on a southbound coal train destined to diverge onto NS trackage rights just down the road. Our subject is on borrowed time and will be gone... (more)
Too bad they couldn't just put new guts in these as they did on SD45s. Retired and destined for razor blades, this one sits awaiting transport.
You ain't kidding me, it came down from somewhere high up to butcher up L&N to the max when CSX came in. Two years later many Chessie units were looking almost pristine and the "Old Reliable... (more)
After meeting a northbound this coal train has gotten a light at the south end of double track.
Southbound coal, all CSX, all U30Cs. No mufflers on these babies. Always liked this model esthetically.