Sure enough, #844 was right where we were told it was, along with a couple of Union Pacific yard switchers that were going about their business. The switchers themselves were worth a quick look before they moved back toward the yard.
UPY #1300 is an EMD MP15DC built in June, 1974. It was built as Pittsburgh & Lake Erie #1577. It was the first of a group of 15 former P&LE MP15DCs purchased secondhand by Union Pacific in December 1984. It was initially assigned Union Pacific #1275, which it wore while remaining in P&LE paint. In mid-1985, it was painted in Union Pacific colors and renumbered as Union Pacific #1000. On June 3, 1987, it was renumbered to Union Pacific #1300. It was transferred to Union Pacific's new UPY reporting mark for yard locomotives as UPY #1300 on December 18, 2002.
UPY #1445 is an EMD MP15AC built in September, 1975. It was originally built as Southern Pacific #2716. It was acquired by Union Pacific along with the Southern Pacific in 1996. It was repainted and renumbered to UPY #1445 on August 21, 2003.
But, I wasn't really here to see switchers; I was here to see #844. And what a look I got.
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