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Owner: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Model:EMD GP30BBuilt As:UP 738B (GP30B)
Serial Number:28253Order No:7649
Frame Number:7649-12Built:7/1963
Notes:blt 7/63, sfs May 5, 1981
Other locos with this serial:  UP 738B(GP30B)
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UP GP30B 738B
Title:  UP GP30B 738B
Description:  UP GP30B 738B at Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in July 1963 (c/n 28253) on EMD Order 7649, this unit was equipped with a steam generator. The UP received a total of 40 GP30B's from EMD, the first 27 (road #'s 700B-726B) were freight-only units, the rest (road #'s 727B-739B) were equipped with steam generators for standby passenger service. Around the beginning of Amtrak the steam generators were retired in place. This particular unit was retired and sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, on May 5 1981. Leading the GP30B is one of the early production U25B's, UP 625, equipped with a high short hood.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 11/15/2010 5:18:53 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 738B(GP30B)
Views:  2178   Comments: 1
UP U25B 625
Title:  UP U25B 625
Description:  UP U25B 625 at Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 625 was built in August 1961 (c/n 34224), retired in September 1972, sold to Morrison Knudsen becoming MK 11, scrapped by M-K in October 1981. It is an early production U25B, one of 11 units delivered to the UP with high short hoods and vertical stairs (road #'s 625-632 and 634-636). The original GE U25B demonstrators were picked up by the Frisco, becoming SLSF 753-756. The steps and narrow walkway around the ends were unacceptable to the railroad, so GE redesigned the U25B and introduced their version of the low short hood. The second four demonstrators, GE 2501-2504 were sold to the UP, becoming UP 633-836. Only 633 (ex-GE 2501) was equipped with a low short hood. Later, in August 1962, the UP acquired four more U25B's with low short hoods (#'s 637-640), for a total of 16 U25B's on UP's roster, out of 478 total turned out by GE. In this photo the trailing unit is steam generator-equipped UP GP30B 738B.
Photo Date:  12/31/1965  Upload Date: 11/16/2010 9:05:24 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 625(U25B) UP 738B(GP30B)
Views:  2966   Comments: 0
Union Pacific GP30B #738B
Title:  Union Pacific GP30B #738B
Description:  Digital image from Kim E. Piersol original 35mm Kodachrome transparency. On CRI&P.
Photo Date:  2/1/1974  Upload Date: 3/22/2007 8:54:59 PM
Location:  Stony Island, IL
Author:  Kim Piersol
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Locomotives:  UP 738B(GP30B)
Views:  1041   Comments: 0
UP 738B at Albina
Title:  UP 738B at Albina
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 10:26:51 PM
Location:  Portland, OR
Author:  chris mclarney
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Locomotives:  UP 738B(GP30B)
Views:  579   Comments: 0


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