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Largest Locomotives Ever Built
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The DDA40X is the largest diesel locomotive ever built.
For this cache you must provide a picture of a certain type of diesel locomotive. The Union Pacific DDA40X. There are 13 of the original 47 locomotives left. Twelve of them are in museums & parks around the country. The challenge of this cache is to figure out where these locomotives are on display. (Don't log the mobile one, just one of the dozen on display) To get credit for this cache, you must provide the coordinates, the city/state location and a picture, including your GPSr, of one of these locomotives. The usual locationless cache rules apply - each locomotive can be logged only once and only one log per geocacher - though others are welcome to visit those already found and log a "note". I have included a graphic of this huge locomotive for reference.
A little history of this locomotive:
In 1969 Union Pacific purchased the very largest and most powerful diesel ever built, the DDA40X, with 6600 HP provided by two diesel engines mounted on one frame.
These 270 ton, 98 foot long behemoths were built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors Corp. (EMD) and were named "Centennial". In all, 47 units were purchased (numbered 6900-6946) beginning in May of 1969 with deliveries continuing through 1971. They were numbered using the "6900" series to mark the '69 dates.
6944 - St. Louis, Missouri - 12/29/2002
6938 - North Little Rock, Arkansas - 3/2/2003
6916 - Ogden, Utah - 7/19/2003
6913 - Dallas, Texas - 7/20/2003
6915 - Southern, CA - 9/14/2003
6900 - Durham Western Heritage Museum - 3/22/2004
6946 - Portola Railroad Museum at Portola, California -8/6/2004
6930 - Union, IL - 8/15/2004
6922 - Cody Park in North Platte, NE - 9/19/2004
6901 - Ross Park, Pocatello, Idaho - 5/28/2005
6925 - Dakota Western Railroad Yard Chamberlain, South Dakota, USA – 7/6/2005
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