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Old 09-21-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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For the first, these are probably "Men at Work" or "Men Working" signs, but possibly no smoking since that is a fuel truck, also it could be a sign saying not to move that locomotive. For the second one, it probably isn't a case of metra being power short, their cars have HEP for power and heat/air, a UP freight locomotive does not have either the HEP generator, or the HEP recepticals for the power cables. Also, this doesn't look like Metra territory. This is most likely a shipment of these cars, whether from the manufacturer to the railroad, or from the railroad to someplace to be resold, rebuilt, or simply stored. We had a shipment like this come through St. Louis not too long ago, cars from a commuter RR were being shipped to storage or something. Hope that helped.

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