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Owner: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Model:Brill DoodlebugBuilt As:DM 201 (Doodlebug)
Serial Number:201Order No:22749
Frame Number:Built:12/1928
Notes:Rail Detector Car, retired 12/86, sfs
Other locos with this serial:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
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UP DC-3
Title:  UP DC-3
Description:  Union Pacific Railroad DC-3 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in October 1956, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. The DC-3 was built by the J. G. Brill Company in 1928 as Detroit & Mackinac 201 on Order 22749. As built, it was powered by a Hall-Scott 300 horsepower gasoline engine and GE electrical gear. It was purchased by Teledetector Company of Chicago in 1954 (along with D&M 202, same builder and construction date), and converted to a rail defect detector car. Apparently Teledetector was planning on competing with Sperry, but only the 201 was converted and was sold to the UP in April 1954, becoming DC-3 (03000). The DC-3 was modified in August 1961 (renumbered 90300 but still displaying DC-3) and again in 1984. It was sold for scrap in December 1986.
Photo Date:  10/1/1956  Upload Date: 6/7/2014 5:03:48 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
UP DC-3
Title:  UP DC-3
Description:  Union Pacific Railroad DC-3 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in March 1962, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. This appears to be the second permutation of the DC-3 on the UP. It started out as a gas-electric built in 1928 by the J. G. Brill Company on Order 22749 as D&M 201. It was a Model 350 powered by a Hall-Scott 300 horsepower gasoline engine driving GE electrical gear. It seated 38 passengers and weighed 58 tons. In 1952 it was sold to Teledetector Company of Chicago and converted to a rail defect detector car. However, the company did not survive and sold the detector car to the UP in April 1954. It became DC-3 and still had the as-built Brill front. It was rebuilt in 1961, acquiring the brow over the front windows as seen here, and rebuilt again around 1983, acquiring yet another front end arrangement. Note that in this arrangement it has a single headlight and the Brill passenger windows were retained, to be replaced at a later date.
Photo Date:  3/1/1962  Upload Date: 7/5/2014 4:12:56 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
Detector Car DC-3
Title:  Detector Car DC-3
Description:  UP acquired a former Detroit & Mackinac #201 motor car and used it as a rail defect detector. DC-3 is shown here headed west over the UP main at Cozad NE
Photo Date:  8/17/1976  Upload Date: 1/20/2008 9:13:38 AM
Location:  Cozad, NE
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
Views:  1255   Comments: 0
1120-01 UP detector car DC-3
Title:  1120-01 UP detector car DC-3
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Photo Date:  10/1/1977  Upload Date: 5/30/2007 6:54:16 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
Views:  1275   Comments: 0
1120-02 UP detector car DC-3
Title:  1120-02 UP detector car DC-3
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/1/1977  Upload Date: 5/30/2007 6:54:56 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
Views:  496   Comments: 0
1120-03 UP detector car DC-3
Title:  1120-03 UP detector car DC-3
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/1/1977  Upload Date: 5/30/2007 6:57:54 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
Views:  840   Comments: 0
UP DC-3
Title:  UP DC-3
Description:  Union Pacific Railroad DC-3 at Potter, Nebraska on February 20, 1984, Kodachrome by Jim Altman, Chuck Zeiler collection. Originally built by Brill as D&M 201, it came to the UP in 1954 by way of the Teledetector Company. It went through several rebuilds on the UP, this being the final (I believe) arrangement before being retired in December 1986 and sold for scrap.
Photo Date:  2/20/1984  Upload Date: 7/5/2014 4:14:33 PM
Location:  Potter, NE
Author:  Jim Altman
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
UP dc3
Title:  UP dc3
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/18/1985  Upload Date: 3/11/2010 7:17:12 PM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  marc malnekoff
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
Views:  703   Comments: 0
UP DC-3
Title:  UP DC-3
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/19/1985  Upload Date: 3/4/2008 9:24:02 PM
Location:  Grand Island, NE
Author:  marc malnekoff
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP DC-3(Doodlebug)
Views:  1229   Comments: 0


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