This page is dedicated to the memory John Manter (1948-2011).

The following images capture the equipment move hosted by UP from the Western
Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, CA (formerly the Portola Railroad Museum) to
Cheyenne, WY. The equipment is going to be split between the Cheyenne inventory
as well as the UP Heritage Fleet. A dispostion of the equipment upon its arrival to
Cheyenne provided by David Epling of the WPRM.

This train moved from Portola to Cheyenne as symbol S-POCY and has been
unofficially dubbed the 'UP Hospital Train'.

Leaving Portola, CA...
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Copyright 2005/2006 - John Manter

Copyright 2005/2006 - John Manter

Copyright 2005/2006 - John Manter

Copyright 2005/2006 - John Manter

Copyright 2005/2006 - John Manter

Copyright 2005/2006 - John Manter

Copyright 2005/2006 - John Manter

Copyright 2005/2006 - John Manter

These images are provided courtesy of John Manter

In Elko, NV...
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Copyright 2005/2006 - Matt Liverani

Copyright 2005/2006 - Matt Liverani

Copyright 2005/2006 - Matt Liverani

Copyright 2005/2006 - Matt Liverani

Copyright 2005/2006 - Matt Liverani

Copyright 2005/2006 - Matt Liverani

Copyright 2005/2006 - Matt Liverani

Copyright 2005/2006 - Matt Liverani

Copyright 2005/2006 - Matt Liverani

Disposition of pictured equipment:
UP 904300 - 85' baggage car; 6 wheel outside swing hanger trucks. Most likely will be used for parts.
UP 904248 - 85' baggage car; 4 wheel outside swing hanger trucks. Most likely will be used for parts.
UPP 5016 - 70' diner; 4 wheel outside swing hanger trucks. Most likely will be used for parts.
SPMW 7078 - 85' heavyweight diner; last used in wreck train service. Will probably be parted out and scrapped. (AWAITING
CONFIRMATION)

SPMW 7017 (?) - 85' heavyweight observation; last used in wreck train service. Will be restored and painted in UP colors for
addition to UP Heritage Fleet.
UP Rotary Snowplow 900030 - Suffered tooth damage after it picked up a tie plate from a recently torn up track. Will be
repaired and added to the Cheyenne museum collection.
WP Bay Window Caboose 484 - Returned to Western Pacific Railroad Museum.

NOTE: The flat car just ahead of the caboose was being used as a spacer between the rotary and the caboose.

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