Union Pacific 6936

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Union Pacific 6936
UP 6936 EMD DDA40X.jpg
UP 6936 photographed near Watseka, Illinois pulling a business train.
UP 6936 as it appeared prior to the collision.
UP 6936 as it appeared prior to the collision.
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder EMD
Model DDA40X
AAR wheel arr. D-D
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Performance figures
Safety systems Leslie S3LR
Operator(s) Union Pacific
Number(s) 6936
Nicknames "Centennial"
Disposition occasional excursion and revenue service

Union Pacific 6936 is an EMD DDA40X locomotive owned by Union Pacific Railroad (UP). It is the sole example of the "Centennial" type that is still in operation, and thus is the largest operational diesel-electric locomotive in the world. It is occasionally used on both excursion trains and in revenue freight service.

In 2000 UP 6936 struck a vehicle at a grade crossing in Louisiana and suffered significant damage to its front end. An employee riding in the nose section was killed in the accident, as was the driver of the struck vehicle. After the damage was repaired, a winged UP shield logo was applied to the front. It was also repainted in the current Lightning Bolt paint scheme and had a rooftop air conditioning unit installed.

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