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UP 6936 Arrives

UP 6936 arrives at Dunsmuir on July 6th for Railroad days pulling a consist from the WP museum of Portola.
Union Pacific 6936 is an EMD DDA40X locomotive owned by Union Pacific Railroad (UP). It is the sole example of the "Centennial" type that is still in operation, and thus is the largest operational diesel-electric locomotive in the world. It is occasionally used on both excursion trains and in revenue freight service. It is classified by the Union Pacific as a DD40X rather than a DDA40X, as shown on the side of the cab. [1][2]

In the early morning of November 30, 2000, UP 6936 struck a dump truck at a grade crossing in Livonia, Louisiana, damaging its front end. An employee riding in the nose section was killed in the accident, as was the driver of the dump truck. After the damage was repaired, a winged UP shield logo was applied to the front. The locomotive was also repainted in the current Lightning Bolt paint scheme and had a rooftop air conditioning unit installed.[3]

In 2007, the locomotive collided with another UP train near DuPont, Washington. There were no injuries.[4]

The locomotive has not run since 2015.


 

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