Santa Fe Pueblo Hump

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Santa Fe Pueblo Hump
Posted by SFbrkmn on Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:04 PM

When did SF close the hump yard at Pueblo? Slug eng 1312 was apparently assigned there several years. In 1989 the 1312 moved to Newton and worked @ Sand Creek yard until the early 2000's until being deleted from the roster 

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Posted by mudchicken on Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:59 PM

The hump was shut down 1989 and the equipment (Dowty retarders, etc) was gone by 1993. The 1312/119 set went to La Junta/ east lead after that. (till at least 1996)

1312 was a GP7M with the nose cut down and wired as a slug mother. Saw it a lot in my career. In 1995 the front end operating bubbas were lobbying to put the hump back at Pueblo, but nothing happened after another regime change. 1312, with a normally aspirated 567 under the hood, was odd on the Colorado Division with its elevation. Rarely ever saw CF-7s and GP-7/9s at any time in LJ or Pueblo or on the branches.(GP-20 country) 

Saw another hump set at Dodge City on occasion. That looked like a waste of motive power.

Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west
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Posted by Norm48327 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:41 PM


A bit off topic, but throughout my career in aviation and working on engines with 520 CUIN total displacement I have found it difficult to explain to others that refers to one cylinder on a "prime mover".

Those engines are totally different from those that power piston powered air planes.



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