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UP works the Barretts "Yard"

The dead lok is in the consist, and was in the last picture too, but it wasn't the C motor. (Yes, the C motor, the turn of the century Illinois Terminal Electric that was so prominently featured in the last photograph, is dead as well, but it being a museum piece, this isn't all that much of a surprise.) However, it will become more obvious here soon. Still, you might note the Milwaukee "bipolar" in the background. (No, it's not suffering from a mental condition, you wag. It just needs it's morning coffee. No, that's not it. Oh yes, it has "bipolar" type electric motors. Don't ask. I can't answer anyway. You'll have to save that question for someone who follows electrics a lot more closely than I. Suffice it to say that at one time, everyone wanted one of those under their Christmas tree. And now only MOT gets to have one. Nyah nyah to all you jealous folks at other museums. [And know of course that I will gladly pay admission to see your stuff should I be nearby, so long as we can all play nice and not pick on each other's work . . . wait . . . All right. I'm sorry. No nyahs from me from now on.])

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Taken in January 2003