Union Pacific 1996

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Union Pacific 1996
Union Pacific.jpg
Specifications
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Electro-Motive Diesel
Serial number 20056723-100
Model SD70ACe
AAR wheel arr. C-C
Gauge 4 ft 8½ in (1435 mm)
Career
Railroad(s) Union Pacific Railroad
Number 1996
Delivered August 19, 2006
Disposition revenue service

Union Pacific 1996 is a SD70ACe locomotive owned by Union Pacific Railroad (UP). It is the sixth locomotive to receive a commemorative paint scheme in honor of UP's predecessor railroads as part of UP's "Heritage Series". It was unveiled on August 19, 2006, and is currently operating in regular revenue service. Its paint scheme is based on both the Daylight and "Black Widow" paint schemes of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Southern Pacific 6051, a Daylight-painted EMD E9 locomotive that is preserved at the California State Railroad Museum was in attendance at UP 1996's unveiling.

This road number was previously held by an SD40-2, originally UP 3339, which was repainted and renumbered for the 1996 Olympics.

External links[edit]

References[edit]