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UPY Jail Break!

February 16, 2018

As you know, UPY reporting marks are on locomotives that are primarily in yard service. They also work transfers in various UP terminals around the system.

It’s very uncommon, at least in the Houston area, for UPY power to stray more than a few miles from the major yards. So when I heard the DS give a warrant to UPY 2112 in Rosenberg this afternoon, I knew that’s where I needed to be.

The sun didn’t cooperate for this shot of UPY 2112 on the LHT 47 local just west of the Tower 17 interlocking.

25 miles to the west, UPY 2112 splits the signals at CP SA061 (east switch of Lissie,TX)

UP has 13 units in the UPY 2100 series. They’re MP20GP’s, all rebuilt from MP GP50’s back in 2005-2006. They’re all assigned to Houston. For more info about this small class of units, Don Strack’s site has the info.

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