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Matched Set of AC6000W’s – Pic of the Day

February 11, 2010

I recently posted how UP’s 7500 series AC6000CW’s had become an endangered species. Let’s look at an action shot of them in their “prime”, hauling aggregate from Central Texas quarries to the Houston area.

A loaded aggregate train is eastbound at MP 370 of UP's Terminal Sub on March 23, 2008.

The 7500’s were originally acquired for high-speed intermodal service, but prime mover reliability issues could never be resolved by GE to UP’s satisfaction. They were re-assigned to Texas rock trains in 2006 .

They arrived in 3 groups,  10 in 1996, 45 in 1999 and the last 25 in 2001.

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