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Chuck Zeiler's Collection
 
7/15/2024
 
 
 
 
 
By:Chuck Zeiler
Dates:2/4/1948 - 12/31/1988
Album Info:Photos of the WP, mostly just before acquisition by the UP in 1983.
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WP F7 804D
Title:  WP F7 804D
Description:  Western Pacific Railroad FP7 804D at Keddie, California on May 12, 1969, photographer unknown, duplicate slide by Al Chione, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  5/12/1969  Upload Date: 6/2/2020 11:25:43 AM
Location:  Keddie, CA
Author:  unknown
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  WP 804D(F7A)
Views:  238   Comments: 1
WP 881
Title:  WP 881
Description:  Western Pacific 881 'Silver Crescent' on Train Number 18, the eastbound California Zephyr, at Aurora, Illinois on July 17, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. There appears to be a C&O sleeper cut in ahead of the observation, and that would be standard practice. Any 'foreign' sleepers would be positioned at the far end of the train. The California Zephyr featured a Public Address system that provided live commentary by the Zephyrettes as well as recorded music played on a wire recorder located in the first dome coach (which was also a crew dormitory and children's car), and any interruption in the special wiring for the PA (jumper plugs located overhead in the vestibules between cars) would render the cars behind disconnected. I'd still ride in the Silver Crescent on this date without complaining about the lack of music and commentary.
Photo Date:  7/17/1965  Upload Date: 4/26/2012 1:31:29 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  488   Comments: 0
WP U23B 2251
Title:  WP U23B 2251
Description:  Western Pacific Railroad U23B 2251 at North Little Rock, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  7/31/1986  Upload Date: 3/15/2014 12:45:35 PM
Location:  North Little Rock, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 2251(U23B)
Views:  496   Comments: 0
WP U23B 2254
Title:  WP U23B 2254
Description:  Western Pacific U23B 2254 at North Little Rock, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  7/31/1986  Upload Date: 10/29/2012 12:55:21 PM
Location:  North Little Rock, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 2254(U23B)
Views:  831   Comments: 0
WP U23B 2255
Title:  WP U23B 2255
Description:  Western Pacific Railroad U23B 2255 at North Little Rock, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Stencilled above the cab numbers: THIS UNIT EQUIPPED WITH FUEL SAVER, a system whereby a control panel selector allowed the Engineer to take one or more units off-line when tractive effort was not needed. What motivated the Engineer to take a unit off-line is beyond me. Number 2255 was returned to GE and entered the Super Seven program. A Super Seven is GE U series locomotive rebuilt to Dash 8 mechanicals but with Dash 7 electronics. It was rebuilt in Montreal during October 1989 to Monongahela Railway B23-S7 2301.
Photo Date:  7/31/1986  Upload Date: 8/29/2013 11:17:35 AM
Location:  North Little Rock, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 2255(U23B)
Views:  725   Comments: 0
WP U23B 2260
Title:  WP U23B 2260
Description:  Western Pacific Railroad U23B 2260 at North Little Rock, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2260 was rebuilt by GE in Montreal during February 1990 to Monongahela Railway B23-S7 2308.
Photo Date:  7/31/1986  Upload Date: 8/29/2013 12:19:48 PM
Location:  North Little Rock, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 2260(U23B)
Views:  387   Comments: 0
WP GP40M 3512
Title:  WP GP40M 3512
Description:  Western Pacific GP40M 3512 at Denver, Colorado on April 23, 1983, Kodachrome by Jim Altman, Chuck Zeiler collection. I noticed a Morrison Knudsen plate on the frame, and preliminary research indicates that it was remanufactured in 1980. It appears that 16 GP40's (3501-3516) were remanufactured in 1980 by M-K. These units were renumbered into the UP or MP system as road numbers 651-665. This particular unit became UP 661 on December 9, 1985 and was rebuilt (again) by M-K and became KCS 4775, completed on January 8, 1994.
Photo Date:  4/23/1983  Upload Date: 10/29/2012 2:19:58 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Jim Altman
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 3512(GP40M)
Views:  1271   Comments: 2
WP GP40 3517
Title:  WP GP40 3517
Description:  Ex-Western Pacific Railroad GP40 3517 on lease to the SOO Line at Bensenville, Illinois on April 7, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  4/7/1987  Upload Date: 8/29/2013 1:14:27 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 3517(GP40)
Views:  432   Comments: 0
WP GP40 3521
Title:  WP GP40 3521
Description:  Western Pacific Railroad GP40 3521 at Bensenville, Illinois on January 21, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  1/21/1987  Upload Date: 6/14/2013 1:00:46 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 3521(GP40)
Views:  539   Comments: 0
WP GP40 3521
Title:  WP GP40 3521
Description:  Ex-Western Pacific Railroad GP40 3521 on lease to the SOO Line at Bensenville, Illinois on April 26, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  4/26/1987  Upload Date: 8/29/2013 2:13:11 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 3521(GP40) WP 3523(GP40)
Views:  678   Comments: 0
WP GP40 3523
Title:  WP GP40 3523
Description:  Western Pacific Railroad GP40 3524 at Bensenville, Illinois on April 26, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  4/26/1987  Upload Date: 6/14/2013 12:19:54 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 3523(GP40)
Views:  473   Comments: 0
WP GP40-2 3551
Title:  WP GP40-2 3551
Description:  Western Pacific Railroad GP40-2 3551 fresh from EMD at BN's Clyde, Illinois yard on an unknown day in April 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 6/14/2013 11:21:49 AM
Location:  Clyde (subdivision), IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 3551(GP40-2)
Views:  888   Comments: 0
WP GP40-2 3559
Title:  WP GP40-2 3559
Description:  Western Pacific Railroad GP40-2 3559 fresh from EMD at BN's Clyde, Illinois yard on an unknown day in April 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 6/14/2013 10:37:19 AM
Location:  Clyde (subdivision), IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WP 3559(GP40-2)
Views:  1070   Comments: 0
WP 3734
Title:  WP 3734
Description:  WP 3734 at Cotter, Arkansas on March 1, 1992, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  3/1/1992  Upload Date: 12/15/2014 12:15:44 PM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  535   Comments: 0
WP 5037
Title:  WP 5037
Description:  WP 5037 at Cotter, Arkansas on October 29, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  10/29/1987  Upload Date: 12/15/2014 12:39:14 PM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  364   Comments: 0
WP 10263
Title:  WP 10263
Description:  WP 10263 at Cotter, Arkansas on december 9, 1990, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 12/15/2014 1:02:21 PM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  171   Comments: 0


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