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Union Pacific July 1998 Locomotive Fleet Changes

Here is the data I have so far on UP's new 2380 series, including info from Ken Ardinger. All are owned by LLPX and will supposedly be GP38s rebuilt to GP38-2s by VMV. I assume the ex-NS units will have their high short hoods chopped.

2379
2380
2381, MEC 253, Nov 1966, 32662, 7946-03, to UP on 13 May 1998
2382, MEC 257, Nov 1966, 32666, 7946-07, to UP on 13 May 1998
2383, CN 9305
2384, CN 9317
2385
2386, Sou 2763, NS 2763, Nov 1969, 36011, 7240-11
2387, Sou 2772, NS 2772, Nov 1969, 36020, 7240-20
2388, Sou 2816, NS 2816, Mar 1970, 36064, 7240-64
2389

Here is the data for the most recent SW1500s from Helm, via MEI:

UP 1023 (Sou 2300, NS 2300, Nov 1968, 34474, 7139-01), to UP on 22 May 1997
UP 1027, to UP on 22 November 1997 (history unknown)
UP 1028, to UP on 6 December 1997 (history unknown)
UP 1029, to UP on 31 December 1997 (history unknown)
UP 1030 (NOT 2335, Sou 2335, NS 2335, Nov 1969, 35288, 4564-03), to UP on 6 February 1998
UP 1031, to UP on 4 June 1998 (history unknown)

UP 1241 (2nd), ex UP 1201, was retired on 22 June 1998.

C&NW 4100, 4135 (GP7R) retired on 22 June 1998.

SP 2964 (SD35M) retired on 22 June 1998.

SP 7346, 7359, 7362 (SD40R) retired on 29 June 1998 and turned over to training department.

As of 15 July 1998, all SW10s at Salt Lake City were side-lined and replaced by SW1500s, MP15DCs and MP15ACs, of SP heritage. The SW10s are said to be too light for the increased switching that is taking place, at the combined ex-UP North Yard and ex-D&RGW Roper Yard. LLPX 157 (MP15DC) is also assigned to Salt Lake.

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