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    UP hybrid slug set

    Something Uncle Pete has been working on.

    I don't necessarily hate it. Looks like an SD40-2F with a regular SD40-2 cab, paired with an SD40-2.

    OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific today took the wraps of its first mother-slug set of hybrid switching locomotives that can run on diesel fuel or batteries. The units, SD40-2 slug set UPY No. 409 and UPY No. 309, were converted at the railroad’s Jenks Locomotive Shop in North Little Rock, Ark., and will begin testing in North Little Rock next month. “This
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    Looks like the SD equivalent of an NJT GP40FH-2. That's a unique take on slug units for sure.

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      The SD40-2F is entirely full of batteries.... would love to see the weight.
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