UP SD40-2 3376 Gets Around
You’ve seen posts from the “I get around” category before. It’s where I’ll have 2 shots of the same unit, but in different locations. Today, as that guy in an apron likes to say, “We’re going to kick it up a notch”.
A solid set of UP SD-40-2′s – the last thing a railfan wanted to see on a UP train back in 1987 as that’s what every UP train seemed to have at the time. The passage of time has mellowed my feelings about the once ubiquitous SD40-2
14 months later I saw the 3376 on the ready track at Eureka Yard, the ex-MKT yard about 5 miles west of downtown.
I’m guessing that’s 50 years of spilled oil and diesel in the foreground here at Eureka. Say what you want about the EPA, I’m glad that railroads had to clean up the ground at their engine facilities.
In the final view, the 3376 is pulling adjacent to the engine facility at Neff Yard, the ex-MP yard in Kansas City on March 8, 1989.
This particular SD40-2 was retired by the UP on Feb. 17, 2009, just shy of 32 years after entering service on the UP.