UP 70ton switchers on the move

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CS641

Tennessee Pass Groupie
#1
I was in Misissippi the other day, I believe in a town north of Dumas, and spotted about a dozen 70 ton locomotives on the head end of a train with a single AC unit on point. All painted Armour yellow. Were these headed to the scrapper?
 

CS641

Tennessee Pass Groupie
#5
Have no clue on the cab #'s. I'm still learning how to tell locomotives apart, sorry for my ignorance. :) They were some type of switching engines, cab on one end eith flat nose and long hood going the other way. Sorry I can't be of any more help.
 
#7
Have no clue on the cab #'s. I'm still learning how to tell locomotives apart, sorry for my ignorance. :) They were some type of switching engines, cab on one end eith flat nose and long hood going the other way. Sorry I can't be of any more help.
Those are likely MP15's since the cab was on one end. They are not 70 tonners, UP hasn't had those for a long, long time.
 
#8
Most of the "-tonner" small switchers are center-cabs ... and as such have a very distinctive profile.

The EMD switchers (sw-xxx, and anything rebuilt off them) have the cab at one end.

Whereas a "road-switcher" is our familiar GP-7/9/10/18/whatever profile (long hood, cab, short hood).

- litz
 
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RailfanRails

Guest
#9
Most of the "-tonner" small switchers are center-cabs ... and as such have a very distinctive profile.

The EMD switchers (sw-xxx, and anything rebuilt off them) have the cab at one end.

Whereas a "road-switcher" is our familiar GP-7/9/10/18/whatever profile (long hood, cab, short hood).

- litz
GE 70T locos are end cab and not center cab. The only railroad with that many 70t locos is the MET and they would be red and white. If the color reported had been red and white I would have said this was them. Rumor has it the fleet has been bought but I haven't seem any comfirmation anywhere.
 





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