Owner: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Model:GE U50Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:35105Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Other locos with this serial:  UP 45(U50)
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UP U50 #45 - Union Pacific
Title:  UP U50 #45 - Union Pacific
Description:  Interesting experiment by Union Pacific produced this stub-nosed diesel built by GE in 1965. The GE U50 was an eight-axle, 5,000 hp (3.7 MW) diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Rail. They were twin-engined locomotives, combining two 2,500 hp (1,900 kW) diesel engines. The U50 was built in response to the Union Pacific Railroad's requirement, issued in the early 1960s, for a 15,000 hp (11,200 kW) 3-unit locomotive intended to replace the turbines. This unit was retired sometime between 1973-74 and possibly traded into GE. The exact location, date and photographer are unknown.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 7/8/2017 10:35:18 AM
Location:  Unknown, WY
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  UP 45(U50)
Views:  282   Comments: 1

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