UP's GP 30's

Gats Jun 23, 2000

  1. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking for pictures for GP30's 805, 828, and 832, plus and some historical data for 805. I have tried to get onto the new site for Alex Cavelli's UP Photo Archive, www.e5e.com, but it appears not to be operational at this point. Any alternative sites for these, or has someone got these downloaded (if they exist)?
    These are needed for history pages on my TC&W site. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    TIA.

    Gary.

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  2. Kevin Stevens

    Kevin Stevens TrainBoard Supporter

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    Although I can't help you with your photo request, I thought I might add some information about the UP Archives.

    Yes, the UP Archives has shut down indefinitely. To answer questions more directly, here is the text of a message I received (as a contributor) explaining the sudden shutdown:

    Dear, Contributors, Friends, and Supporters,

    With great sadness, we have to send this notice.

    As of Sat. June 3, 2000 the UP and SP archives will close for good. It's not want we wanted at this time, but it is unavoidable.

    We have been lucky for the last year or more to have a friendly e-commerce company
    that has allowed us to have access through their facilities for free. Due to their financial
    situation, we are loosing our access. In actuality, we have just a few days to remove our equipment or face the possibility of having it tied up for months in a bankruptcy battle.

    As you probably know, our site uses a rather intricate set of programs. Many of original
    design. Very few ISPs will handle the complex set up we use or allow us to have our own server on their system. The only hope would be a VERY expensive connection. This is not possible on our very limited budget.
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    We wanted to give you kind people a little advanced warning before we make the announcement on the site. Sorry, it's not more.

    Your support and kindness have made this Archives a success. Without you, there would
    have never been a site. In the years we have gathered over 2,000 images and have played host to thousands if visitors. Many of you have become more than just contributors but friends. We will miss the friendships the most. Dealing with such a supportive group
    has been very fulfilling.

    We can't thank you enough for all the kindness and wonderful comments we have received.

    For those of you that still have photos or slides here, they will be returned shortly.

    Thanks to all, Alex & Joe

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you.

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    www.trainweb.org/KernJunction

    [This message has been edited by Kevin Stevens (edited 24 June 2000).]
     
  3. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks, Kevin.

    I was hoping it would have survived. It is a great resource. I recall Alex having difficulties finding a home about 9 months ago. I did manage to get some shots of various locos prior to it going initially but haven't been successful since.
    Hopefully it, and the SP Archive, can find a new home soon.

    Gary.

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    The Unofficial TC&W page
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  4. Bill Beyer

    Bill Beyer New Member

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    I have a couple of pictures of UP 832 at home (I am writing this from work). I have found the engine at Cascade Locks, Oregon. I have seen it a few times so it seems to be doing switching duties in the columbia Gorge. Email me at beyerwilliam@msn.com
     
  5. John Barnhill

    John Barnhill TrainBoard Member

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    In part due to the shutdown of Alex's site and also the takover of the SP by UP, I have built an extensive UP loco photo roster site, the Nor-Cal UP Connection I have some GP30's. Also many of the sites I provide links to also have large photo sections that include some GP30's. Hope this helps. :D
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  6. cajon

    cajon TrainBoard Member

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    John
    Back in mid '80s we caught UP 844 (GP30 that is) on the head end helper set of a WB UP train. A WB Santa Fe SD26 set had lost a traction motor & couldn't make it to Summit. The UP GP30s cut off their train & shoved the Santa Fe train over the hill. Was in much better paint than your pic. Must have been around the time the real 844 got it's original # back.
     
  7. John Barnhill

    John Barnhill TrainBoard Member

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    Hey Cajon,
    Just thought I'd mention, GP30 844 is still operational at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City, NV. They use her on their excursion trains. I believe they call the line the Nevada Southern or some such thing. :D
     

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