Posted By Jason Kuehn On Thursday, January 30, 2014 At 11:46:58 AM (PT)
Somewhat over powered with 1 locomotive for each empty covered hopper. I understand the logic of two units back-to-back for local service so there is no long hood forward running. But why not cut off this last unit for the day. Hopefully one or two of these locomotives were cut back to idle to save fuel.
Posted By Webmaster On Thursday, January 30, 2014 At 9:09:24 AM (PT)
Thanks for the comment and links, Jim!
I totally agree with you regarding the fact that it is good to have it on the rails still, even if it has been repainted. I'd rather have it still working than waiting to be tomorrows razor blades.
Posted By Jim Griffin On Thursday, January 30, 2014 At 8:49:03 AM (PT)
Well, I'm glad it's still on the rails, even if it's in yellow camo. Too bad they won't flag the old geeps, but at least it got a lightning stripe.
Here's some of my photos of this unit over time:
From Aug 3, 1998: http://actionroad.net/DRGWLPD/JPEGs/drgw3126.jpg
A decade later, 9/01/2008: http://actionroad.net/DRGWLPD/JPEGs/UP1348_nee_DRGW3126_2008-09-01.jpg
Thanks for sharing your photos, Kevin.