Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Inkyrail, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Inkyrail

    Inkyrail New Member

    Hey, my name is Josh. I am 20 years old, and I work for the Union Pacific at West Colton Yard as a switchman/RCO. I am looking at getting into model railroading. I'll probably be reading more than posting, as I learn more about the hobby.

    Also, I'd like to say kudos to Deano-"UP SD40-2". I am certainly in the minority being a fan of Union Pacific (that's why I chose to work there) and it's good to see someone else that likes UP. I am currently reading page two of your thread "Engine Pics and Train Stuff" with great interest. I have run UPY 833 as an RCO, and it is awesome seeing it in model form. If you need a current pic of it, just let me know.
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    :wave: Hi Josh and welcome to the Gauge.

    I think that you and Deano are going to really hit it off, seeing as how you are both UP Fans. I am into UP too but more of BNSF, CNW and CSX. Well heck, Now that I think about it, I like BNSF, UP, CSX, and CNW all the samebounce7

    Glad you could join us here and feel free to ask any questions you might have.:thumb: :D
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Inkyrail:wave:, WELCOME TO THE GAUGE!!!:thumb: :D . THANKS!, for the complement!:D WOW!:eek:, you work for UP, TOO COOL!!!:thumb::D . i have 2 threads(one i ended, got to big), if you have read them, you'll find i EAT, BREATH, and SLEEP UP!!:D i would GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY UP PICS or INFO!!:D . in MY book, UP RULES!!!:D GLAD to have you aboard!!!:thumb: :D -Deano View attachment 30170

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  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

  5. Inkyrail

    Inkyrail New Member

    Thanks, guys! Deano, I think you will be happy to know that UPY 833 does now have the twin beacons that you put on the model, as it is now an RCL. It also has dynamic brakes. I have run that unit several times now, and it is a good unit!
  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    AWESOME!!!:D THANKS!!, Josh G. :D -Deano
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge:wave:
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Welcome aboard! I've sometimes heard that there aren't many modelers and rail fans among the actual rail employees. Have you noticed anything like that or do you see other UP coworkers being fans as well?
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Looks like there is finally another Josh on this forum.:D :D :D :D :D Ill put my last initial in my signature also so we don't get confused during psots!!:thumb: :D :)
  10. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Hi Josh, and welcome to the Gauge.:wave: While many may look askance at some of U.P.'s corporate policies, there's no denying the appeal of their locomotives, both past and present. I'm surprised that they haven't put Dean on the payroll, as I'm sure that he's converted others, besides me, to seeing some of the more positive aspects of Uncle Pete.

  11. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    THANK YOU Wayne!!!:D i found those to be VERY KIND words:D . **BTW Josh G., i have been an auto/semi truck painter for 22yrs, i live in UP's "Harvard Sub" district... know anyone that can get me "in";)tooth1hamr sign1 -Deano
  12. Inkyrail

    Inkyrail New Member

    Ralph, not many of the employees (as far as I know- I could be wrong) are not railfans, though there are a few.

    Deano, I'm way out on the UP Alhambra Sub, near LA, plus I am a fairly new guy.

    I like UP because of our rememberance of heritage. Look at the Heritage units, the steam locomotives, and the color scheme that has been in use since they started painting locomotives. I am not much of a BNSF fan, because with the coming of the BNSF came the demise of the AT&SF. And after the injury, the insult came when they came out with the new logo and insisted that the railroad only be called BNSF, casting off the final remnants of whatever heritage they had.

    Anyway, Dean, I finished "Engine Pics and Train Stuff" and am halfway throught your first thread. I have found them very informative and I look forward to finishing up.
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Welcome To The-Gauge Josh. You will find a great bunch of people here willing to help out and share their ideas. We are a bunch of great people.:D
  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Hey Josh G.:wave:, i was TOTALLY KIDDING about getting me a job with UP:D , sure it would be GREAT, but honestly, i have a GREAT JOB, have TONS of benefits, and am VERY fortunate to make a GOOD wage:thumb: . **ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, i am GLAD you have liked my threads so far!:D PLEASE feel free to chime in ANYTIME, to talk trains, or post some UP stuff, or whatever:thumb: . THANKS! :D -Deano
  15. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Welcome aboard Josh. Are you familier with
    It is a local site dedicated to railfanning the various railroads and all of their branches here in Southern California.
  16. Inkyrail

    Inkyrail New Member

    Sure I am! I have almost three hundred posts there and I post there more than anywhere else!

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