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 Union Pacific's 3.5 mile long test train Added: January 13, 2010 

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Locomotive Details Location/Date of Video
Union Pacific (more..)
AC45CCTE (more..)
Ontario Amtrak Depot (more..)
Ontario, California, USA (more..)
January 10, 2010
Locomotive No./Train ID Videographer
UP 7454 (more..)
IDILBF-08 (more..)
Richard Trujillo (more..)
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Remarks: This test train, run by Union Pacific, ran from Dallas to Los Angeles (ICTF). Nine locomotives (3 on the point, 2 separate cut-in DPU's and rear DPU's) pulled the 295 cars that stretched over 18,000 feet and weighed over 15,000 tons.
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  User Comments on this Video (17)

Posted by Eberhart Moese on January 13, 2010

Now that's what I call a train. Anyone knows how long the trip took? Guess there is no siding lomg enough for this monster. Great shots of the train and the DPUs. Eberhart.

Posted by Eberhart Moese on January 13, 2010

Now that's what I call a train. Anyone knows how long the trip took? Guess there is no siding lomg enough for this monster. Great shots of the train and the DPUs. Eberhart.

Posted by GianniosB on January 13, 2010

3.5mile long and a lot of cursing from the drivers at the grade crossings i guess :D

Posted by mikelanger on January 13, 2010

That has to be one of longest trains that I have ever seen.

Posted by Eric B. on January 14, 2010

That's incredible. By the way, I think it was 295 tables, not 295 cars. I counted 105 cars. Maybe it's different on UP, but here on NS we count cars, loads and empties, coupler-to-coupler. I would love to see these monster trains become a habit, although they rose complaints in local government. 12,000' is long enough in this economy anyway.

Posted by Bob G. on January 15, 2010

Must be fun breaking that train down in the yard...

Posted by retired engineer woody on January 16, 2010

Sure would hate to be the Conductor and have to inspect the rear car.

Posted by Richard Whitenight on January 16, 2010

Great video Richard. Also, great first name :-).

Posted by Paul on January 19, 2010

AWESOME! Outstanding video..............

Posted by Greg Prouse on January 21, 2010

Good video prime example of company disregard for waiting motorists and general public, not to mention the lengthly delays to the system should there be a hot wheel or other mechanical problem. It would take hours to roadside inspect a monster like that.

Posted by Craig on January 21, 2010

Sure hope it didn't go into emergency anywhere and require walking to inspect.

Posted by Murry Peterson on January 29, 2010

That's a lot of truckloads off the highways. Thankyou!!

Posted by Carlton Evans (Engineer, BNSF) on February 7, 2010

The Conductor on that train better pack a motorcycle along with all the other junk in his grip in case he needs to inspect that train! PS... I'm glad I got a hoghead ticket now!!!

Posted by Derek Stewart on June 10, 2010

A 3 minute wait? I don't really think they're being rude to motorists. People that are that impatient, are the ones who get hit by trains. By the way, this was directed at someone else's comment.

Posted by Pete Zimmermann on April 26, 2011

Excellent Video. I bet it was tough for the Omaha dispatchers to keep this thing moving on any single track mains.

Posted by Aussie Denis on July 6, 2011

If Queensland Rail here in Australia tried anything on this scale it would be a disaster they have enough trouble running normal Trains let alone a Monster like this one. When you see something like this it explains why us " Big Kids " get involved in Model Railways. Atotally Awesome Video, a Hearty Congratulations to all involved with shooting the Video, More please.

Posted by DDA45X on January 5, 2012

UP had lost there minds when they thought of this train, and I love it! With container ships getting larger and larger, stack trains like this, could become normal in the future.

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