RailPictures.Net Photo: 79 Union Pacific EMD DD35A at Archer, Wyoming by Bill Marvel
 
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Union Pacific (more..)
EMD DD35A (more..)
Archer Hill (more..)
Archer, Wyoming, USA (more..)
June 22, 1965
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
79 (more..)
Extra 79 West (more..)
Bill Marvel (more..)
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Rain is just starting to fall on June 22, 1965, as three units -- 15,000-hp -- roll Extra 79 West down Archer Hill toward a crew change in Cheyenne. The DD35s represent one of those UP forays into high-speed high-horsepower railroading that began back in steam days with the Big Boy. In the early 1960s the road began shopping around for 5000-hp in one package, and EMD responded with the double-diesel DD35. The railroad bought 15 As and 27 Bs and SP acquired three of the B-units, but despite demonstrations on other roads, nobody else wanted them.
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