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Southern Pacific U28C

What is interesting about these units is, although they were all built to the same order, there were two different types of trucks used (I believe Commonwealth and GSC, but don't hold me to that). Some of these units wound up in storage at Aurant as well. - Stan Rothwell

Yes in fact four U28C's were fitted with Adirondack type sideframes, #7150, 7154, 7157 and 7159. The others had GSC sideframes. In later years some ran around with one of each, as they are interchangeable.

Modeling choices at the moment are:

  • For N Scale:
    • Minitrix once made a U28C
  • For HO Scale:
    • Athearn makes a HO Scale U28C model, although it is one of their earlier 'fatso' over-scale width bodied units.
    • Atlas has announced a new U30C which _may_ be usable
  • For S Scale:
    • ?
  • For O Scale:
    • ?

Not much at all in the model Press on these locomotives, for _any_ Roadname.

Modeling References:

  • Model Railroading Jan. 1990 Page 46 - Although a Reading article it may be usable.
  • Model Railroader Jan. 1981 Page 74 - Various N Scale bashes to fit the Minitrix chassis.

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