UP 3030 painted as MoPac 3030 in 1984..First Merger Paint Scheme  Contributor's Pick!       
Date: 1/24/1984 Location: North Platte, NE   Map Show North Platte on a rail map Views: 968 Collection Of:   Jay Glenewinkel
Locomotives: UP 3030(SD40)    Author:  Jay Glenewinkel
UP 3030 painted as MoPac 3030 in 1984..First Merger Paint Scheme
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Name Type Comments Date
Ron Moraca General GREAT PHOTO, AWESOME CATCH, JAY!!!!!! 8/14/2011 10:27:19 PM
G Gerard General It actually is a straight SD40. Thank you for sharing this historical shot. Don Strack article on MOPAC merger has the rest of the story on this unit at: http://utahrails.net/up/post-merger-paint-numbering.php 10/3/2011 2:16:55 PM
G Gerard General BTW s/n is 31580 became SD40-2 CSX 8455 at the MK shops in the early 90s. 10/3/2011 2:24:46 PM
Chuck Zeiler General From trainorders.com: In the first known attempt at a common paint scheme, in February 1984 UP's paint shop in North Platte, Neb., completed a single locomotive with an experimental scheme, consisting of a solid yellow unit, with 20-inch Missouri Pacific lettering and the MP buzzsaw logo. Originally a Missouri Pacific unit was sought for the test, but UP SD40 3030 was next in line for a standard paint job, and was selected as the test unit, giving it the distinction of being an MoPac unit for at least a single day. After its brief stint as MP 3030, UP 3030 was immediately returned to the North Platte paint shop for its standard UP yellow and gray scheme. 7/22/2013 8:19:30 PM

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