Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

You may not know it just from this picture, but this is a rather special GP40-2 on UP's roster. You may have guessed at this point that this is a former Rio Grande GP40-2...and you'd be correct. However, this was the first Rio Grande unit to be assimilated in to (and painted in) Union Pacific yellow. In mid-1997, DRGW 3122 had the "honor" of receiving the first repaint on Rio Grande's roster. The unit has somehow managed to keep it's original UP number (5245) and has also managed to stay in Colorado working on locals for the past 15 years, working out of Colorado Springs, North Yard (in Denver) and Grand Junction.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Byers Canyon




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific, Rio Grande
Model
GP40-2
Unit Number
UP 5245

Symbol
MRONY-18
   

Past Number(s)
ex-DRGW 3122



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
400
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
62 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/9


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