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MDT Locomotives Waiting for Refueling

MDT FP7s #1510 and 1512
Mountain Diesel Transportation locomotives 1510 and 1512, EMD FP7s, in Laramie Wyoming. MDT ran passenger excursion trips from Laramie to Walden, Colorado, 92 miles over a Union Pacific branch line. Early diesel locomotives, such as these (originally built for the Alaska Railroad), became popular with rail enthusiasts as they attained "vintage" status in the 1980s. However, the popularity of MDT's trips in a remote and sparsely-populated part of the country was short-lived and the operation ceased after only a few seasons. The locomotives, however, survive and continue to pull passenger excursion on the Verde Canyon Railroad in Arizona.
Alternate Title Passenger Excursion Diesel Locomotives in Wyoming (editor's title)
Source Richard Neumiller, Peoria, Illinois
Coverage Spatial, Laramie, Wyoming; Temporal, May 30, 1989
Rights Richard Neumiller
Date Created 1989-05-30
Creator
Resource Type
Format
Classification
Extent 35mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Laramie, Wyoming
Equipment, Locomotive FP7s #1510 and #1512
Builder, locomotive Electro-Motive Division, General Motors Corporation
Creator Description Richard Neumiller, a native of Peoria, Illinois, took his first railroad slides at the Chicago Railroad Fair in 1950. His photographic activity increased while at Knox College in Galesburg, where he graduated in 1953. He served on the Peoria city council from 1973 to 1984, and as mayor of Peoria in 1984-85. He retired from the Central Illinois Light Co. in 1996, but remains active as a photographer.
Collection Richard Neumiller Collection
Institution
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