Mega UP power move

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Abilene Ks Railfan

Active Member
Caught a large power move of 20 units, it had UP 5290, 5436, 7428, 5479, 8630, and switchers UPY 1373, 1363, 1357, 1365, 1362, 1391, 1377, 1374, 1387, 1392, 1384, 1381, 1369, 1371 and 1425.

All are MP15DC's except the last switcher which is a MP15AC.

I've heard, the switchers are being sold for scrap

Below is a link, to a video I took (sorry bout the quality, the digital camera I used, has limited settings, If anyone would like to try and enhance it,let Me know)

 
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trbusse

Member
They have been stored in Grand Junction, CO for several months and are headed to auction. Considering what is still here, in GJ, there may be more to follow.
 

BNSFEng

Locomotive Engineer!!!
On the BNSF, we have rule that we can only move 12 units in MU operations. I wonder how many of those units were just setup like cars and how many were actually MUed?
 

trbusse

Member
There is another eastbound E move that left Grand Junction, CO this morning. Five road units pulling 14 switchers. Do not have specifics(unit numbers) at the moment.

Todd Busse
 

CSX 700

New Member
Caught a large power move of 20 units, it had UP 5290, 5436, 7428, 5479, 8630, and switchers UPY 1373, 1363, 1357, 1365, 1362, 1391, 1377, 1374, 1387, 1392, 1384, 1381, 1369, 1371 and 1425.

All are MP15DC's except the last switcher which is a MP15AC.

I've heard, the switchers are being sold for scrap

Below is a link, to a video I took (sorry bout the quality, the digital camera I used, has limited settings, If anyone would like to try and enhance it,let Me know)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg3DLiDPISE
None of those were headed to scrap. All were destined for East St.Louis,Illinois for auction that just took place on October 22. The auction included 54 various UP MP15DC's, MP15AC's and MP15N's as well as 50 C40-8's.

Bryan Jones
 

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
It will be interesting to see where they all wind up. Does anyone know what the market is for second hand switchers?
 

brad_in_omaha

Active Member




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