Business is way down on the railroads, but it was brought home to me
just *how far* down when I drove past Union Pacific's West Colton
Yards on my way into L.A. this AM.
Parked along one of the tracks were 124 dead-lined diesel units
coupled nose-to-tail; 121 of them U.P. units ranging from old and beat-
up to reasonably new and clean, plus three of the old grey and scarlet
S.P. units that U.P. somehow never quite got around to painting
yellow. All told; well over a mile's worth of dead locos.
Wonderful modelling opportunity for a locomotive collector who models
the Union Pacific, but sort of depressing when you realise that all of
those units were hard at work as little as a year ago.
- posted 13 years ago