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Union Pacific Locomotive Fleet Changes

Sale of units to Helm, May 1998

UP has sold 19 GP38, GP38AC and GP40 units to Helm in a lease-back arrangement. The units will be rebuilt to GP38-2s and numbered as UP 2400/2500-series units. The date of the sale was 29 May 1998. Originally included was D&RGW 3081 (retired on 20 May 1997) which was replaced in the group to be rebuilt by D&RGW 3067, which was already owned by Helm, having been retired by SP prior to the UP merger. Included (in addition to D&RGW 3067) are:

Road
Number
Model Date
Retired
C&NW 5505 GP40 16 Jul 1997
C&NW 5511 GP40 16 Jul 1997
D&RGW 3051 GP40 26 Mar 1997
D&RGW 3053 GP40 26 Mar 1997
D&RGW 3059 GP40 26 Mar 1997
D&RGW 3061 GP40 26 Mar 1997
D&RGW 3066 GP40 26 Mar 1997
D&RGW 3068 GP40 26 Mar 1997
D&RGW 3078 GP40 4 Jun 1998
D&RGW 3093 GP40 4 Jun 1998
D&RGW 3139 GP40 26 Mar 1997
D&RGW 3147 GP40 16 Jul 1997
D&RGW 3148 GP40 4 Jun 1998
D&RGW 3152 GP40 26 Mar 1997
D&RGW 3153 GP40 26 Mar 1997
UP 673 GP40 14 Jul 1997
UP 1979 GP38 14 Jul 1997
UP 1995 GP38AC 14 Jul 1997

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