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Owner: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Model:EMD GP40Built As:WP 3511 (GP40)
Serial Number:33056Order No:7981
Frame Number:7981-1Built:4/1967
Notes:EX-WP 3511
Other locos with this serial:  WP 3511(GP40) UP 660(GP40) KCS 4774(GP40-3) KCS 2819(GP40-3)
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UP 660
Title:  UP 660
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/1/1986  Upload Date: 12/13/2007 6:50:05 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  marc malnekoff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 660(GP40)
Views:  569   Comments: 0
UP GP40 660
Title:  UP GP40 660
Description:  Union Pacific railroad GP40 660 at Cotter, Arkansas on December 11, 1992, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  12/11/1992  Upload Date: 8/28/2018 1:40:22 PM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 660(GP40)
Views:  52   Comments: 0
UP GP40 660
Title:  UP GP40 660
Description:  Union Pacific Railroad GP40 660 on the last northbound UP train out of Cotter, Arkansas on December 11, 1992, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The next day the rails were leased to and operated by the Missouri & Northern Arransas Railroad. Number 660 was built in April 1967 as WP GP40 3511 (c/n 33056) on EMD Order 7981, became UP 660 on July 16, 1984, was retired by the UP April 5, 1993 and retured to the lessor. It was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen, completed as a GP40-2 for the KCS and numbered 4774 on January 4, 1994.

The bridge was built in 1903, with the survey work and planning begun by the White River Railway, which was purchased by the Saint Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway on March 26, 1903. At the time, this location was known as Lake's Ferry, but the name was changed to Cotter, named after William Cotter, a manager on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Both the StLIM&S and MP were interests of Jay Gould, and the purpose of the bridge and route was to connect the two properties. The Army Corps of Engineers determined that the White River was navigable, so a turn span was built to allow passage of river traffic, which all but disappeared after the arrival of the railroad. When the bridge was completed, the span was turned just once for testing, and never turned again. It may appear that there is plenty of room for river barges to pass below, but before the dam was built about ten miles upstream, spring floods would raise the river to within a few feet of the bottom of the bridge, flooding the railroad yard and roundhouse just a few hundred yards downstream.

Photo Date:  12/11/1992  Upload Date: 12/23/2010 3:08:27 PM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 660(GP40)
Views:  410   Comments: 0
UP GP40 660
Title:  UP GP40 660
Description:  Union Pacific Railroad GP40 660 at Cotter, Arkansas on December 11, 1992, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This was the last revenue UP train out of Cotter, the next day the rails would belong to the Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad. The actual last UP train to leave Cotter was on the next track, a train of welded rail. The UP had busied itself stripping welded rail off the line before the M&NA took over. The gentlemen pictured ( left to right ) were: G. E. Flippin ( Engineer ), Roy Deckard ( Brakeman ), and Randy Smith ( Conductor ).
Photo Date:  12/11/1992  Upload Date: 8/28/2018 9:23:17 PM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  UP 660(GP40)
Views:  47   Comments: 0


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