UPY Control Car, Remote Control Locomotives (CCRCL)
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The following narrative comes from Sean Graham-White, via email to the LocoNotes group on August 15, 2003:
UP completed six CCRCLs in July 2003. CCRCL stands for Control Car Remote Control Locomotive -- and the idea is that this unit contains the remote control capability while being coupled to another unit not so equipped. This allows other units that have not been equipped with RCL to be capable of being remotely controlled.
The CCRCL is basically a trailer -- the units converted are GE B30-7s that have had their traction motors and fuel tanks removed. Reportedly their prime movers are still in place (the exhaust stack is still there as well).
They are painted UP grey overall with red scothlight frame stripes and cab numbers. Red barricade stripes are at the lower portions of the nose and rear of the hood. There is a UP shield at the top of the nose.
The cab roof has twin yellow beacons on either side.
Cab windows, except for door and side windows are plated over. Control stand apparatus is removed and plated over but the cabinet is in place along with emergency air brake. The remote control electronics/cabinet is located on the back of the cab.
The conversion work was apparently done at Alstom in Calgary. They were originally intended to be numbered in the UPY 2300 series.
Some railfans have noted at various times that several CCRCL units can be seen stored at various locations at or near their assigned switching yards. This is due to the changing nature of UP's use of RCL operations, and whether or not individual power/control units used in switching operations are themselves equipped for RCL operations. If not, a CCRCL "sled" is pulled from storage and connected to the unit to allow remote control operations using that particular power unit.
Yard Slug Model SL1RCL (CCRCL) -- 5 units
B-B trucks; 256,000 pounds operating weight
|UPY 100||MP 1411||UP S20||10 Dec 2001|
|UPY 101||MP 1417||UP S26||22 Jan 2002|
|UPY 102||MP 1404||UP S13||22 Jan 2002||6 Apr 2009|
|UPY 103||MP 1420||UP S29||UPY 923||14 Feb 2002||15 May 2009|
|UPY 104||MP 1418||UP S27||UPY 921||21 Feb 2002|
- Model is SL1RCL; also known as CCRCL for Control Cab-Remote Control Locomotive.
- Rebuilt by Mid America Car for service as remote control yard slugs; rebuilt from former MP yard slugs; used as control units for remote operation of yard slug/yard switcher combination.
Control Car, Remote Control Locomotive (CCRCL) -- 71 units
B-B trucks; ???? pounds operating weight
|UPY 105||SP 7784||B30-7||27 Feb 2001||8 Jul 2003|
|UPY 106||SP 7782||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||8 Jul 2003|
|UPY 107||SP 7837||B30-7||28 Feb 2002||8 Jul 2003|
|UPY 108||SP 7790||B30-7||31 Aug 2000||23 Jul 2003|
|UPY 109||UP 210||B30-7A||30 Nov 2002||23 Jul 2003|
|UPY 110||UP 212||B30-7A||31 Oct 2002||23 Jul 2003|
|UPY 111||SP 7877||B30-7||30 Nov 2002||15 Aug 2003|
|UPY 112||SP 7867||B30-7||12 Oct 2000||15 Aug 2003|
|UPY 113||UP 7823||B30-7||15 Aug 2003||15 Aug 2003|
|UPY 114||SP 7843||B30-7||15 Jul 2002||15 Aug 2003|
|UPY 115||SP 7859||B30-7||30 Nov 2002||15 Aug 2003|
|UPY 116||UP 7807||B30-7||31 Oct 2002||25 Aug 2003|
|UPY 117||UP 7756||B30-7||15 Jul 2002||25 Aug 2003|
|UPY 118||UP 7834||B30-7||28 Feb 2002||10 Sep 2003|
|UPY 119||UP 171||B23-7||10 Sep 2003||10 Sep 2003|
|UPY 120||UP 7794||B30-7||11 Sep 2003||11 Sep 2003|
|UPY 121||SP 7820||B30-7||30 Nov 2002||11 Sep 2003|
|UPY 122||UP 133||B23-7||30 Nov 2002||11 Sep 2003|
|UPY 123||UP 113||B23-7||31 Oct 2002||23 Sep 2003|
|UPY 124||UP 217||B30-7||28 Feb 2002||23 Sep 2003|
|UPY 125||UP 258||B30-7||23 Sep 2003||23 Sep 2003|
|UPY 126||SP 7856||B30-7||15 Jul 2002||23 Sep 2003|
|UPY 127||UP 7847||B30-7||23 Sep 2003||23 Sep 2003|
|UPY 128||UP 254||B30-7A||30 Nov 2002||13 Feb 2004|
|UPY 129||UP 7785||B30-7||10 Oct 2003||13 Feb 2004|
|UPY 130||UP 230||B30-7A||10 Oct 2003||13 Feb 2004|
|UPY 131||UP 249||B30-7A||10 Oct 2003||13 Feb 2004|
|UPY 132||UP 7866||B30-7||28 Feb 2002||1 Mar 2004|
|UPY 133||SP 7870||B30-7||29 Aug 2002||1 Mar 2004|
|UPY 134||SP 7801||B30-7||30 Nov 2002||13 Feb 2004|
|UPY 135||UP 213||B30-7A||26 Dec 2001||13 Feb 2004|
|UPY 136||UP 181||B23-7||26 Dec 2001||13 Feb 2004|
|UPY 137||UP 143||B23-7||26 Dec 2001||13 Feb 2004|
|UPY 138||SP 7864||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||9 Feb 2004|
|UPY 139||UP 172||B23-7||26 Dec 2001||9 Feb 2004|
|UPY 140||UP 165||B23-7||26 Dec 2001||16 Feb 2004|
|UPY 141||SP 7824||B30-7||19 Apr 2001||16 Feb 2004|
|UPY 142||SP 7850||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||16 Feb 2004|
|UPY 143||SP 7831||B30-7||31 Oct 2002||16 Feb 2004|
|UPY 144||SP 7778||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||16 Feb 2004|
|UPY 145||UP 7746||B30-7||10 Oct 2003||16 Feb 2004|
|UPY 146||UP 226||B30-7A||10 Oct 2003||9 Feb 2004|
|UPY 147||SP 7777||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||9 Feb 2004|
|UPY 148||UP 161||B23-7||26 Dec 2001||9 Feb 2004|
|UPY 149||SP 7775||B30-7||15 Jul 2002||9 Feb 2004|
|UPY 150||UP 7865||B30-7||26 Dec 2001||1 Mar 2004|
|UPY 151||SP 7871||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||1 Mar 2004|
|UPY 152||UP 7767||B30-7||15 Aug 2003||1 Mar 2004|
|UPY 153||SP 7812||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||1 Mar 2004|
|UPY 154||UP 7792||B30-7||30 Oct 2003||1 Mar 2004|
|UPY 155||UP 153||B23-7||31 Oct 2002||12 May 2004|
|UPY 156||UP 108||B23-7||10 Oct 2003||12 May 2004|
|UPY 157||SP 7842||B30-7||29 Nov 2000||24 May 2004|
|UPY 158||SP 7805||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||27 May 2004|
|UPY 159||SP 7795||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||1 Jun 2004|
|UPY 160||UP 253||B30-7A||(1 Jun 2004)||1 Jun 2004|
|UPY 161||UP 251||B30-7A||15 Jul 2002||29 May 2004|
|UPY 162||SP 5107||B23-7||31 Oct 2002||29 May 2004|
|UPY 163||SP 7783||B30-7||(14 Jun 2004)||14 Jun 2004|
|UPY 164||UP 259||B30-7||4 May 2004||16 Jun 2004|
|UPY 165||UP 141||B23-7||4 May 2004||21 Jun 2004|
|UPY 166||UP 7745||B30-7||31 Oct 2002||21 Jun 2004|
|UPY 167||SP 7798||B30-7||30 Nov 2002||20 Jun 2004|
|UPY 168||SP 7819||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||20 Jun 2004|
|UPY 169||SP 7832||B30-7||30 Nov 2002||9 Jul 2004|
|UPY 170||UP 7872||B30-7||9 Jul 2004||9 Jul 2004|
|UPY 171||UP 156||B23-7||31 Oct 2002||16 Jul 2004|
|UPY 172||SP 7827||B30-7||19 Dec 2001||16 Jul 2004|
|UPY 173||SP 7789||B30-7||30 Nov 2002||31 Aug 2004|
|UPY 174||UP 135||B23-7||31 Oct 2002||26 Jul 2004|
|UPY 175||UP 235||B23-7||30 Oct 2003||19 Nov 2004|
- CCRCL stands for Control Car, Remote Control Locomotive -- an unpowered trailer unit with remote control capability while being coupled to another unit not so equipped. This allows other units that have not been equipped with RCL to be capable of being remotely controlled.; converted from retired ex MP and ex SP/SSW GE B23-7 and B30-7 units that have had their traction motors and fuel tanks removed (reportedly their prime movers are still in place, including the exhaust stack).
- Painted UP grey overall with red scotchliite frame stripes and cab numbers. Red barricade stripes are at the lower portions of the nose and rear of the hood. There is a UP shield at the top of the nose; cab roof has twin yellow beacons on either side.
- Cab windows, except for door and side windows are plated over; control stand apparatus is removed and plated over but the cabinet is in place along with emergency air brake; remote control electronics/cabinet is located on the back of the cab.
- Some railfan reports show that SP 7798 (shown above as UPY167) was sold by UP to NRE, then sold to CVRD in Brazil.