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Big Blow 19 by classictrains Big Blow 19 by classictrains
The UP spent a lot of money experimenting with various technologies to get to high horsepower units that they hoped would reduce maintenance and provide efficient long haul power across Wyoming and Nebraska. I think this was the last generation of GE gas turbines before they scrapped them and resigned themselves to conventional diesel-electric transmissions. You could hear these things whining miles away hence the name.

Look at the horsepower on this train which (I think) is eastbound into Cheyenne just down off Sherman Hill.
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eyepilot13 Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, Man! Why didn't I take pix when I waS THREE!!!! :lol:
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CharukuNova Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice always wanted to see one of these.
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dinodanthetrainman May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool :)
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Wstv-News-23 Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
y do engines like this make me think of DD's?
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:iconclassictrains:
Could because there is a DD35 B-unit back there?
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Wstv-News-23 Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
really? cool ...ow my little cousin is kinda new to deviantart and he added you ... he not a train person... but i just like to tell you that
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ZCochrane Aug 19, 2008  Student Photographer
Big Blow and a DD35? This train is certainly not lacking power.
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:iconclassictrains:
Sherman Hill tells the story. This train just came over UP's crossing of the Continental Divide.
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Sampug394 Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Yes, Good ol' Turbines... :evillaugh: They got so hot that They'd melt Bridges if they passed slow enough... ;)
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