Feb 12, 2016

Fw: The massive 6900 Union Pacific locos

What did I start?  I never knew the 6936 was ever in Spokane!
Thanks Bruce! Jerry
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: The massive 6900 Union Pacific locos
UP 6936 visited Spokane on April 11, 2008 when the UP ran an Engineering special round-trip from Hinkle to Eastport
Northbound, on BNSF at Spokane St, just east of Division.
UP 5341 is the second unit.
Crossing Trent Ave northbound, after leaving BNSF mainline at Napa St
Approaching Fancher Rd.
Changing crews at Park Rd.
In the Valley at the junction of the Coeur D'Alene branch
At Clagstone ID.  I drove like a madman and got here less than a minute ahead of the train!
It was well after dark when the southbound train returned to Spokane.  Changing crews at Fancher Rd.
Here is a link to an interesting article about the Centennials with all kinds of interesting information:
There were 47 Centennials built.  14 of them still exist:
Notes Date of
6900 Donated to City of Omaha, Nebraska November 1986
6901 Donated to City of Pocatello, Idaho; displayed in Ross Park with a steam 2-8-2 and a CA-1 wooden caboose March 1986.
6911 Donated to Mexico Institute of Technology, Mexico City March 1985
6913 Donated to State of Texas, displayed at Texas State Fairgrounds, Dallas, Texas March 1986

Donated in May 1985 to Southern California Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Pomona, California, displayed at Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, Pomona, California, adjacent to UP 4-8-8-4 4014

July 1987
6916 Donated to Ogden Union Station, Ogden, Utah January 1986

Donated to City of North Platte, Nebraska; displayed at Cody Park

October 1985
6925 Stored at Chamberlain, South Dakota, on Dakota Southern Railroad; empty shell, with engines, generators, air compressors and traction motors missing; not officially preserved; still there in mid-January 2015. April 1987
6930 Donated to Smoky Hill Railway & Historical Society, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; traded to Illinois Railway Museum in exchange for former Wabash coaches August 1985
6930 Illinois Railway Museum October 1991
6936 Last operating UP DDA40X, still in service, used for special trains.  
6938 On display at Jenks Shops, North Little Rock, Arkansas November 1989
6944 Donated to National Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, Missouri; cosmetically restored in May 2015 August 1984
6946 Donated to Feather River Rail Society, Portola, California

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