Union Pacific Baldwin VO1000 1060

Union Pacific Baldwin VO1000 DS1060 at Eddystone, Pennsylvania, May, 1945. Photographer: Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Union Pacific Baldwin VO1000 DS1060 at Eddystone, Pennsylvania, May, 1945. Photographer: Baldwin Locomotive Works.

UP VO1000 1060

  • Group: Union Pacific 1057-1060
  • Builder number: Baldwin 69672
  • Builder date: October, 1943
  • Phase: IIb
  • Horsepower: 1000
  • Weight: 240,700 lbs
  • Prime mover: Turbocharged De La Vergne 6-cylinder inline VO 6c Super
  • Main generator: Westinghouse 480E
  • Traction motors: Four Westinghouse 362E
  • Production: 548 units between February, 1939, and March, 1946
  • Union Pacific ownership: 6 units

Union Pacific D.S. 1060 > Union Pacific 1200

Built in October, 1943, as Union Pacific D.S. 1060, part of a the first order for four units. It was renumbered Union Pacific 1200 in May, 1945. It was retired in October, 1962,

All six of the VO1000’s were delivered our of sequence with their Baldwin builder numbers. The 1945 renumbering put them in proper sequence. It was repainted in yellow and gray in late 1947.

The Baldwin order numbers tell a story of tight production schedules in World War II.

  1. Union Pacific 1057-1059, built October, 1943, Baldwin order 43502-B.
  2. Union Pacific 1055-1056, built February, 1944, Baldwin order 43506-A.
  3. Union Pacific 1060, built October, 1943, Baldwin order 42530-J.

Although probably ordered at the same time, Baldwin found production slots for 1057-1060 in October, 1943, but the builder numbers are not in order. Union Pacific 1055-1056 would have to wait until February, 1944.