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Owner: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Model:Alco RS2Built As:UP 1195 (RS2)
Serial Number:76240Order No:
Frame Number:Built:1/1949
Notes:blt 1/49, retired 3/68, traded to EMD
Other locos with this serial:  UP 1295(RS2)
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UP RS2 1295
Title:  UP RS2 1295
Description:  UP RS2 1295 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in October 1963, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 1295 was built in January 1949 as UP RS2 1195 (c/n 76240) on Alco Shop Order S-3074, renumbered to 1295 in October 1955 to avoid conflict with new Alco S4's, retired in March 1968 and traded to EMD. The UP rostered five RS2's, road numbers 1191-1195, and after 1955, 1291-1295.

In my opinion, the Alco RS2 had the worst fuel filler location of any locomotive design, EVER. It's located on the cab sidewall, and you can see the fuel spill running through the word WEST. The fuel tank was located beneath the cab, also not a good plan IMO. On the other hand, I'm impressed that the UP added a nice all-weather cab window, and it appears that someone took the time to block off the hood top cab windows with brown paper.

Photo Date:  10/1/1963  Upload Date: 5/6/2011 12:23:01 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  UP 1295(RS2)
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