A new beginning...JRs UPRR.

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Grandson of ALCO Bldr
beep ba da beeep ba da beep beep.....NEWS coming down the wire!

3 major acquisitions for the JRs UPPR has been made. It's ludicrous! We are on a buying spree! Management has lost their minds. Must be that summer is nearly over and fall is coming. Scheduling will be changing and work is to soon be done on the JRs UPPR. Road power for interchanges are needed.

So what do we have for the southern line exchange? As mentioned in my previous post we were on a look out for a RS-1 or GP38...well due to managements favoritism to the ALCOs. We were able to find a RS-1!

What we have is an Atlas RS-1 that has been customized with a chop nose! This unit appears to be in great shape with some run time, still runs great per last owner. It has been painted in a Freelance rail road called the Mill Brook and Highland. It is based in New Hampshire. We have made arrangements and the purchase has been made. It is currently en route from Lisbon, New Hampshire. The unit should arrive in a few days! She will be picked apart and reviewed by management for a full assessment. Then she will be sent down to NC to the infamous JTEX shops for a repaint and some decal work and detail work. Them boys are good at turning out great refurbished locos down there! The goal is to repaint for (ASAB)
Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay RR "the Bay Line". Management is looking to number this unit to either #911 or #904 or #913. We will be consulting with JTEX advisors ;) .

So with no more delays here are some pictures the Mill Brook and Highland RR provided us of #4401 RS-1 Chopped nose!

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And here are the prototype locomotives of #904, #911 & #913 for ASAB RR livery.

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So if you are wondering ASAB had quite a few RS-1s back in their day....

Here was their roster.... http://www.thedieselshop.us/AStAB.HTML


Grandson of ALCO Bldr
Soooooo what are the other 2 acquisitions? Did you forget that there were 3 in total? Seeing if ya following along folks....;)

JRs UPPR stumbled on some o'l CNW locos that were at a reasonable price and management couldn't pass them up!

1st up an Athearn CNW EMD SD60 #8021 in the Zito yellow scheme and the second unit is an Athearn CNW SD40-2 #6876 “Old Yellow” that included a Digitrax decoder installed with an operating flashing beacon! Each unit is DCC ready. Which is fantastic. Only need to supply one decoder to the SD60.

Both of these units are en route from Columbus, OH. As the purchase was made in the wee hours of Saturday evening eer 🤪super early Sunday morning. lol

Management is still looking for another DCC ready Athearn chassis or locomotive on the real cheap for swapping out the body shell for another UPRR already has.


I paid way less than what is shown I assure you...😁😉
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Grandson of ALCO Bldr
So what's next? More supplies are on the way for the layout. A few more buildings and accessories have been purchased as well.

JTEX is having a burn sale on switchers OMG........... JRs UPPR mangement may lose their minds!🤪😝😆😅🤣

Stay tuned for more updates........to a computer screen near you! 😁


BN Modeller
Nice James!
I've always liked the RS units and their rugged looks.
If you drink Crown Royal and other brands it’s likely gone past my house behind an RS18 on the “whiskey train”!


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