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Photo ID: 583155

Driving U.S. Route 30 across Nebraska in the 1960s is a continuous variety show. Here come GE U50 33 and EMD DD35B 72B, a 10,000-hp combination, booming along eastbound, east of North Platte on Oc... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: 33
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 1966


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jul 19, 2016

Views: 3,578
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Photo ID: 580017

The worker sent out to attend to engine 44’s needs between runs must feel more like he’s boarding a ship than climbing onto a locomotive. Just how big is General Electric’s massive U50? At over 83... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 44
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 16, 1966


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jun 15, 2016

Views: 5,713
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Photo ID: 579088

Three units – a pair of GE U50’s and an EMD DD35B – labor up Archer Hill, Union Pacific’s climb from Crow Creek east of Cheyenne, the day after Christmas, 1966. While not the ordeal nor the rugged... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: 42
Train ID: extra east
Photo Date: December 26, 1966


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jun 06, 2016

Views: 3,186
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Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 579086

By the early 1960s Union Pacific was looking around for a diesel model to replace its turbines, something that, run in three-unit sets, could produce 15,000 hp. GE’s answer was the twin-engine U50... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: 46
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 1966


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jun 06, 2016

Views: 5,756
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Favorited: 56

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Photo ID: 575247

Just days out of General Electric’s Erie works on June 28, 1964, and showroom fresh, Southern Pacific U50 8500 simmers under the El Paso sun, about to lend its considerable 5,000 hp to a westboun... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: El Paso, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: 8500
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 28, 1964


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: May 03, 2016

Views: 5,001
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Photo ID: 546613

A rare visitor to Denver in 1968, one of UP’s great clattering U50’s dominates the ready tracks at the Pullman roundhouse. Likely the 36 came in early morning off the Julesburg line and will leave... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 36
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 1968


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Sep 14, 2015

Views: 10,748
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Photo ID: 539994

A train with U50 51 and three SD24B's are leaving North Platte's departure yard under stormy skies. On one of the adjacent tracks, a train is headed by what appears to be a U50C.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Jul 26, 2015

Views: 7,556
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Favorited: 54

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Photo ID: 520255

Two GE U50’s, 31 and 33, hustle a westbound UP freight through North Topeka, Ks. on August 22, 1965. Note the passenger car in the small car shop at right.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: North Topeka, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 31
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 22, 1965


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 22, 2015

Views: 3,473
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Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 518654

Union Pacific is throwing everything it has at Sherman Hill today, March 19 1966. And it has a lot. Turbines, big DD35As and strings of GP30s and ‘35s have all tackled the grade east out of Larami... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: 51
Train ID: Extra 51 East
Photo Date: March 19, 1966


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Feb 11, 2015

Views: 8,821
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Photo ID: 515404

Storming Archer Hill in a March snowstorm about to become a blizzard, U50 32 and a pair of GP30B’s head an extra out of Cheyenne for North Platte. Less than a year old in 1964, all three engines n... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: 32
Train ID: Extra 32 East
Photo Date: March 13, 1964


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jan 21, 2015

Views: 8,063
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Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 487198

An SDP35, GP9B, U50, GP30 run by with what looks like a turbo fire in the U50. Flames are visible behind the cab. No photographer name on slide.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 50
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1969


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Jun 27, 2014

Views: 5,110
Comments: 4

Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 486270

A pair of U50's and a GP30B doing a good speed through Devil's Slide. Photo taken by Richard Kindig.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Devils Slide, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 40
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 1967


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Jun 19, 2014

Views: 4,721
Comments: 2

Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 486265

Here a U50 sits at Council Bluffs and it sure looks like it's seen better days. Photo taken by George Cockle.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 53
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 03, 1976


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Jun 19, 2014

Views: 8,904
Comments: 7

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Photo ID: 410367

UP GE U50s 31 and 33 lead 40-ft. box cars west out of Topeka, Ks. at Menoken Jct. in pouring rain and head to Marysville and on to North Platte, Nebr.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Topeka, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 31
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 15, 1965


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Sep 27, 2012

Views: 8,225
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Photo ID: 406845

Two UP U-50's, a GP-7B and another Geep are in the siding at Aikins, Kansas to meet an eastbound, headed for Kansas City while Nos. 45 and 43 are going to Marysville and on to North Platte, Nebr.,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U50
Location: Aikins, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP X45
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 16, 1965


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 21, 2012

Views: 8,623
Comments: 1

Favorited: 79

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