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UP Stealth Frt Trains

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

I note in the UP Frt Conductor's Train Book that, while there is a location on the form for train number and section, conductor Fraley never put anything in those areas. Now, I've never seen a photo of a UP frt train in Wyoming with other than Xnnnn on the number board, but I am also aware that at least some UP frt trains were either named or numbered. Given that the engine carried no train number and Fraley didn't put one in his book, was the UP running a stealth frt train operation?

Mike Brock

Richard Hendrickson
 

...Given that the engine carried no train number and Fraley didn't put one
in his book, was the UP running a stealth frt train operation?
Yeah, and those funny things on either side of the smoke box on UP steam
locos weren't really smoke deflectors, they were electronic reflectors
designed to confuse enemy radar.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520