MP15DC 1583 heading Eastbound past Station Square in August, 1983 (Photo by Al Runco)

 

 

Last Updated
December 27, 2004


UP's ex-P&LE
MP15DCs


by Joe Sparico

By the mid-1980's, motive power requirements for the P&LE had changed considerably. This was due primarily to the collapse of the steel industry and the opening of new on-line coal fields. To compensate for this change, the P&LE entered into a three-way agreement with the Union Pacific and Conrail. Part of that deal was to provide the Union Pacific with excess P&LE MP15DCs. Joe Sparico provides us with a look at those units at home, on their trip west and working for their new owner. See them various paint schemes and get a complete renumbering roster of those units which the Union Pacific acquired.