while watching the Diesel Days parade, i noticed a detail on UP 1848 that stood out to me. it was its cab number, i could tell it had a previous number before it was labeled 1848. do you plan to give its old number back and even repaint it in its original SSW grey & red? they did say it ran on the cotton belt, right?
Hello, is there anyone that I can contact in the Diesel Department about volunteering? I am studying mechanical engineering and I would love to get some hands on experience with diesel locomotives. I'm already a member and I've volunteered before at the museum for the past two years. Is there anyone here that can give me some direction? Thank you.
Raffi: I did a bit of research and found that UP1848 wore the number UP5657 from March of 1999 to August 2002; from build date August 1988 until March of 1999 it was St. Louis Southwestern ("Cotton Belt") SSW8049. My opinion only: I'd like to see it kept in UP colors; since we share the interchange with "Uncle Pete", it would honor the donor by having at least one operating unit at the museum in Armour Yellow.
during diesel days, i noticed Southern Pacific 1518 in desperate need of a paint job. which led me to ask: if you were to re-paint 1518, which style would you take? the famous black widow scheme, or the current red & grey it has now?