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Union Pacific Family Day at Commerce

Locomotive and Mechanical Facility

October 20, 2007
Story and photographs copyright 2004 by Richard Elgenson
RailNews Network

Last time I had seen UP1989 was on a very hot day in Salt Lake City Utah for the class photo of Union Pacific Heritage locomotives.  This is now the second heritage unit I have seen at a Family Day event.  The Southern Pacific heritage unit was at the combined Dolores and ICTF Fanily Day during the summer.  Coupled to UP1989 was a GenSet switcher.  UP paraded green technology around California in  spring 2007.



UP engineer Robert (Schoonie) Schoonmaker on board the heritage unit with Fang the wonder dog, his rescued, one tooth friend.  I wonder if the yard dog has a good job?


Wayne Baker was taking photographs as usual.


People were allowed to board the UP1989, walk up the running board to the cab and visit.




Below, the UPY2728 was looking handsome.


Near the roundhouse, other locomotives were waiting their turn for maintenance.  Just to prove old things become new again, notice the center cab GenSet switcher.  Both types of switcher have horns on each end.



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