Old 06-16-2007, 01:20 AM   #1
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Here's a copy of the press release from UP regarding the special photo op using all the UP Heritage locomotives in Salt Lake City on June 30 (I left off the press contact phone numbers by request)....

Union Pacific Gathers Heritage Locomotives for “Class Photo”

What: Union Pacific has created six specially painted locomotives over the last two years to commemorate the heritage of railroads that have become part of the Union Pacific system. These “Heritage” locomotives, representing the Missouri Pacific, Western Pacific, Katy, Denver & Rio Grande, Chicago & North Western and Southern Pacific railroads, will be assembled as a group for the first time at Union Pacific’s intermodal facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Who: Salt Lake City-area media outlets are invited to attend this unusual gathering of locomotives for the first of its kind “class photo.” Media outlets should contact James Barnes at the above telephone number to pre-register. Non-media photographers who wish to gain access to the intermodal facility must submit their name and date-of-birth (for security purposes) via e-mail to BrendaMainwaring@up.com by June 27. If necessary, Union Pacific may limit the number of passes granted to non-media photographers.

When: Saturday, June 30, 2007, Noon until 2 p.m. MDT.

Where: 1045 South 5500 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Directions:
• I-80 to exit 113 – 5600 West
• South two miles
• Cross railroad tracks
• Left on 1100 South – first paved road after crossing railroad tracks
• First left into facility

Why: Union Pacific created its specially painted heritage locomotive series in honor of the thousands of men and women who help deliver the materials that fuel the nations’ economy. Through the years, a series of mergers helped Union Pacific create the largest railroad in North America. Incorporating elements of these railroads’ past, the series focuses on the immeasurable contributions of the people and the railroads that have made Union Pacific what it is today.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:49 AM   #2
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Great. I have always wondered if/when UP was going to do this. Can't wait to see pictures.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:13 AM   #3
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Looks like the PR department at UP has never tried to get their shots accepted here. Truthfully, could they have picked a worse time?


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Old 06-16-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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LMAO! Bring the polarizers folks! Betchya they'll be facing northeast too. Seriously, you put something special together at least do it right!
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Facing NE and parked in the shadow of either telephone lines, a building or right beside a train with common power waiting to leave or enter the yard.

Not common power for UP, but run through NS Dash 9s!!! That are dirty!


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Old 06-17-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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I'll be driving from Oregon to Illinois through Nebraska the weekend of July 6th-8th. Does anyone know how long the H-units will be in Salt Lake City? I'm hoping to railfan a good portion of July 7th in Gibbon/North Platte, and would love to see one of them in action.
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Matt, I imagine they will have scattered by that time and gone back to their normal operating areas. I'm rather surprised by how few times the Heritage units traverse the N.Platte-Gibbon segment considering how many trains traverse it.
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Anybody know the normal territory the UP 1983 has been working? I see the UP 1996 here in Oregon about once a month, and have been at its controls twice now. I havnt seen the UP 1983 in quite a while, and hope to see it again.
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LMAO! Bring the polarizers folks! Betchya they'll be facing northeast too.

Don't you mean southwest, AWAY from the sun? (high sun and away from the sun...twice as bad. haha)
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it's been running on it's usual route, the Roper to Roseville run, the old WP line. I was suprised to see UP1996 and UP1989 heading to the Windy city, and UP1983 is still on it's regular duties
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Here is an update from the UP Corporate PR department about this Saturday's upcoming photo shoot of the Heritage Units in SLC....


Information of interest – subject to change:
Locomotives UP1989, UP1995 and UP1996 will leave Chicago this evening on
ZCSSC25. UP1982 and UP1988 are scheduled to be added to ZCSSC25 in
North Platte on Tuesday mid-day. UP1983 and UP8444 (flag unit) will
arrive in SLC on Wednesday from Roseville.
The units will be moved from Roper Yard to the intermodal facility by
the midnight crew on Friday morning.

UP will be taking corporate photos on Friday. There will be no public
admission to the yard on Friday.
The locomotives will be moved into position late Saturday morning. When
they are in position, we will admit you into the facility. You will be
directed to drive to the southeast edge of the ramp to park. You will
need to walk a short distance to the locomotives. Please remember that
boots are strongly preferred and that open-toed shoes and soft-soled
shoes (e.g. tennis shoes) are not permitted. Remember also to bring
water if you think you will need it. The weather is forecast to be hot
but slightly overcast.

We have received permission to park the locomotives on the wye track for
the photo shoot on Saturday. The wye track runs East-Southeast and the
locomotives will be pointed noses WEST. We have reviewed the various
angles and we think this will provide the best option for the available
light. With the angle of the wye, it should be possible to capture all
of the locomotives with a very wide-angle lens. Please be advised that
this setup is subject to change due to operating requirements.

We will keep photographers away from the area immediately adjacent to
the locomotives until 12:45 so that everyone has the opportunity for
unpopulated wide-angle shots. After 12:45 you will be able to get
up-close detail shots, although climbing on the locomotives will not be
permitted. The photo shoot will wrap up at 2 p.m.

The locomotives will return to Roper Yard late on Saturday night or
early Sunday a.m. We do not yet know when they will depart Roper in
revenue service.

Our locomotive management team currently plans to use the locomotives in
the following service when they depart Roper. UP1989, UP1995, UP1996 and
UP1988 will return to Chicago and will operate between Chicago and
Council Bluffs until July 14 and 15, when three of the units will be on
display at Durham Western Heritage Museum for Omaha Railroad Days.
After that, the units will operate on east-west intermodal service.
UP1982, UP1983 and UP8444 (flag unit) will operate as a set in the
Western region.

We appreciate your support of our heritage locomotive program and we hope
this provides a good photographic opportunity for you. About 100
photographers have requested access to this event – a rare gathering of
many of the nation’s most talented rail photographers.

As you know, the Union Pacific calendar relies on the skills of railroad
photographers such as yourself for its continued success. John Bromley and
I hope that you will review the attached document describing the procedure
to submit photos for the UP calendar. We urge you to submit your photos
for consideration. Please note that photos that don’t meet the seasonal or
regional requirements for the current calendar may be purchased for other
corporate uses. John or I will send you a reminder of this process later
in the year.
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