alco s-2 1511 union pacific please help

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stefano

New Member
Hi
I have recently started to collect union pacific model locomotive
I have got hold of a model of ALCO-S2 union pacific yellow grey livery with number 1511 switcher by ATLAS
Does anybody know the life span of this locomotive in this livery?
on the side of the cab is written DEPENDBLE TRANPORTATION could this locomotive in this format be operative in the 60's?
thanks very much for your reply
stefano
 

stefano

New Member
sorry the correct loco number is 1151

I Need to rectfy the locomotive number
Infact this is a alco S-2 up n.1151
thanks
 

robjacox

New Member
From utahrails.net:

UP 1151
Alco S-2
Built 12/45
Serial number 74450
Retired 6/69, traded in to EMD 6/69

The "DEPENDABLE TRANSPORTATION" slogan was used starting in 1959 (replacing "Road of the Streamliners" slogan).

Looks like this unit is perfect for the 1960's.
 

stefano

New Member
Hi Rob
thanks very much for your excellent reply
I would like to fit this loco in the very early 1960's
Do you think i can?
thanks
stefano
 

Zoohogger

Whistle Pig
UP 1100s

These things were definitely around in the 60's. Here is a photo of the 1169 in Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 28, 1971.

They were right at home switching the yards or industrial tracks around the city. It always seemed like there was one burbling and chirping around the Union Pacific Freight house in downtown Omaha.

Dream of days gone by.
 
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Zoohogger

Whistle Pig
pic

I'm still laughing, click "edited by Zoohogger" and notice that the original post was at 8:44 and the edit was at 8:45. How the heck did you happen by this post in the 1 minute that the picture wasn't there. amazing.

stefano... enjoy the old Alco. Do you have any working grain elevators in your area? They have a distinctive sound.
 

stefano

New Member
Hi Guys
thanks for your replies and tips
Dependable Transportation slogan was introduced in 1959 [thanks Rob]
Were there a lot of UP alco S-2 switcher already painted with this slogan about 1961-62?
Would it be prototopical to have a Alco S-2 with this slogan by 1961-62?
thanks very much again for your reply
stefano
 

Zoohogger

Whistle Pig
Slogan

I guess what your asking is, what date did they change the slogan on that particular engine?

I found a picture of the 1151 in Callaway Nebraska in 1959 with the streamliners slogan. Finding the painting records of the UP switcher fleet would be pretty difficult. It would be likely that it was changed sometime in the 60's but could have been early or late depending on where the engine was or it's shopping schedule. Your model of the 1151 would look prototypical on any 60's era layout. If you are worried that the dependable transportation slogan did not exist on the 1151 in 1962, Then more research must follow. Where you would find that, I don't know.

I need to tell you that on my model railroad I once doubleheaded an SP cab forward and a NYC Hudson. I was waiting for the prototype police to show up but they never did.:):):)
 

stefano

New Member
Hi Zoohogger
thanks very much for your much appreciated and knowledgeble reply
I only wanted to know if there was a prototopical possibility of an ALCO S-2 UP switcher
with this paint scheme in the period 1960-62
It does not matter if specifically UP 1151 what is important is that it seems possible that this type of paint scheme was out in the 1960-62 period which ssems to be the case

I also noticed that this switcher has red/white safety sripes at the lower front and back part
Does this mean anything chronologically ? Is this a correct colour combination for UP ?

thanks very much for your reply
stefano
 

stefano

New Member
I am puzzled by the red/white stripes at the lower front and back of this model of ALCO S-2
They resemble the UPY safety stripes but i think the alco s-2 unit of UP were retired in the late 1960's long before UPY
Is this a mistake from the model manufacturer or is there any other explanation i am missing?
thanks for your reply
 




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