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UP GP60 1029flagMidland KS Midland

UP 1029 leads a local back to Topeka, running in reverse.

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©  Jul 31, 2014


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UP 1029 leads a local back to Topeka, running in reverse.



storyMost mainline locomotives in the US are set up to lead trains only in their "Forward" direction, but this one and others in the class are equipped with rear ditch lights and the "track image recorder" (TIR) so that the loco can lead in either direction. See the UP website for more information: http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releas..shtml
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