Discussion in 'U30B' started by rogerrt477, Aug 14, 2001.
SLSF 832 U30B - 1979
SLSF 832 Thayer, MO. 4/13/79
SLSF 836 U30B - 1978
SLSF 836 Thayer, MO. 6/23/78
SLSF 838 U30B - 1979
SLSF 838 Thayer, MO. 4/13/79
SLSF 842 U30B - 1978
SLSF 842 Thayer, MO. 12/28/78
SLSF 845 U30B - 1979
SLSF 845 Thayer, MO. 4/13/79
SLSF 846 U30B - 1979
SLSF 846 Thayer, MO. 4/13/79
SLSF 851 U30B - 1979
SLSF 851 Thayer, MO. 8/9/79
SLSF 855 U30B - 1978
SLSF 855 Thayer, MO. 6/9/78
SLSF 858/BN 5795 U30B
SLSF 858/BN 5795 Thayer,MO. 5/7/85
SLSF 859/BN 5796 U30B
SLSF 859/BN 5796 Thayer, MO. 1/1/89
SLSF 862/BN 5799 U30B
SLSF 862/BN 5799 No.Kansas City, MO. 7/85
SLSF 848/BN 5786 U30B
SLSF 848/BN 5786 Thayer, MO. 2/21/82
SLSF 846 U30B - 1973
SLSF 846 Erie, PA. 5/73 before the XR lettering was applied.
I have been looking through my Frisco diesels book and I am thinking that the U28B might be "close enough" for a FRISCO U30B.
Frisco U30B 846 was one of at least two GE U-boats delivered with lettering for the "Xtra Reliable Series", which was marketed from mid-1972 as a response to EMD's "Dash-2" line. 846 was billed as GE's 2500th domestic U-boat as well. L&N U30C 1499 received similar lettering as well as a special paint scheme to introduce the line in August 1972. 846 is shown at Lindenwood on 28 Nov 74.
848 on RailPictures
Here is a photo showing the rear of Frisco 858 pooled on the UP in Seattle, WA 3-31-78.
It was an all U30 lashup. A UP U30C and 2 SLSF U30B's.
I have to say the rear of the U30B looks pretty blank without numberboards!
Wonder how they were identified at night when meeting other trains if one led running rear end first?
When I see a photo like this I realize my models could stand some more weathering.
Here is a photo from my collection of SLSF 838 pooled on the UP in Seattle 3-20-79. Always thought something about it looked odd. At the time I wasn't aware that some of the Frisco U30B's did not have lights on the nose. This was one of them.
HWB: Another excuse for more U-boat weathering.....
Boy, weren't those things "beautifully-ugly" (Or "ugly-beautiful") brutes! Those things and the F-M switchers were about the only Frisco things I cared about in the Mandarin and White era.
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