Discussion in 'U25B' started by j, May 18, 2001.

  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I received my Third Quarter 2021 issue of Diesel Era today. "DE" is one of my favorite railroad publications - I have every issue.

    This issue has a nice article dealing with the Union Pacific's high-hood U-25b's. I have only skimmed the article, which is well written - looks like the UP had four GE demonstrators (UP 633-636) and twelve purchased units (UP 625-632, 637-640). Some good information in this article.

    One thing I noticed though - not even a brief mention of the Frisco high-hood U25b's, SLSF 800-803 (purchased) and SLSF 804-807, (demonstrators). One would think a fellow pioneer of the new GE U25b series would receive at least a brief mention of the eight Frisco units. So be it.
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Some authors may just go for the "low hanging fruit" and not put a whole lot of effort into researching a subject matter thoroughly, or may just pick a particular sub-group to represent.
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  3. Thats happened several times with articles about early GEs Ken. The Frisco doesnt get met credit unless it is a Frisco specific article it seems.

    The UP did not keep theirs long. But in fairness several were involved in one derailment and wrecked. A couple did get built into road slugs and used by a couple western shortlines. The carbodies were chopped down. The euro look steps removed for conventional steps. They did retain the unique fuel tanks and horizontal lights though.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2021

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