Union Pacific
No. 1943

July, 2003

It's a rare day indeed when an entirely brand new train debuts at the Bitter Creek Western Railroad. Oh sure, there are new locos, and new cars here and there, but a brand new train from locomotive to caboose!...

Meet Bill Andersen and his new train headed by Union Pacific No. 1943.

The train was unloaded up on the Mountain Division.

The rolling stock was built by Mountain Car Company. Bill happens to have six grandchildren, and each of the six cars are numbered using the birth-years and initials of each.

The SW-1500 and slug (operating second unit powered hydraulically from the main), also referred to as "cow and calf", were built by Rail Systems Company in Portland, Oregon.

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