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Curt Beal's Collection
 
4/25/2019
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:Rebuilt EMD GP11Built As:UP 708 (GP7)
Serial Number:17835Order No:6483
Frame Number:6483-9Built:2/1953
Notes:ex-UP
Other locos with this serial:  SWP 2002(GP11) ICG 8744(GP11)
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SWP 2003 and 2002 winter shot (1)
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2002 winter shot (1)
Description:  Seen heading eastbound with empties, towards the Connellsville CSX yard. Using CSX trackage rights. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  12/29/2009  Upload Date: 12/30/2009 11:23:25 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  396   Comments: 1
SWP 2003 and 2002, on CSX
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2002, on CSX
Description:  A short 9-car train of empties from the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad makes its run from Everson into Connellsville, PA. To the left is a stopped intermodal train waiting for clearance to switch onto the main center track. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  1/12/2010  Upload Date: 1/12/2010 10:14:50 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Winter,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  515   Comments: 6
SWP 2001, 2002, and 2003, in snow
Title:  SWP 2001, 2002, and 2003, in snow
Description:  Seen at the Southwest Pennsyvlania Railroads home station in Scottdale, Pa. They must be kept constantly running in this weather, but I think they were in for the day. All three engines are GP-11s.
Photo Date:  2/9/2010  Upload Date: 2/9/2010 7:02:14 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  498   Comments: 0
SWP 2002 and 2001, CSX 2777
Title:  SWP 2002 and 2001, CSX 2777
Description:  These engines are heading westbound using CSX track rights, on their way back to Scottdale after dropping off some empties. In the background you can see CSX 2777 getting some fuel from a tanker. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  5/20/2010  Upload Date: 4/2/2010 2:32:03 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  402   Comments: 2
SWP in summer (4)
Title:  SWP in summer (4)
Description:  Seen crossing over Jacobs Creek to Everson where it would be doing some switching duties, adding more freight onto a train that had come from Connellsville. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 8:55:32 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  377   Comments: 0
SWP in summer (7)
Title:  SWP in summer (7)
Description:  This GP11 is going backwards over Jacobs Creek between Everson and Scottdale, after completing its task of adding a train onto SWP 2003 and 2001, it is going back to the station in Scottdale. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 9:03:24 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749 (2)
Title:  SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749 (2)
Description:  A triplet of GP11's doing some switching work after bring back some full loads from Connellsville. The AVR engine was sent by parent company Carload Express to help out here, because an SWP engine is broken down. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 12:27:38 AM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) AVR 2005(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  398   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749 (3)
Title:  SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749 (3)
Description:  The train takes a short mid-day break at the Scottdale station before going off on a freight run to Youngwood and Greensburg.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 12:40:32 AM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) AVR 2005(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749
Title:  SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749
Description:  The rare sight of these three engines working together is due to the fact that one of the SWPs engines is broken down. So an AVR (Allegheny Valley Railroad) engine was brought down from Pittsburgh to lend a hand. After doing numerous very complicated railcar switching jobs in Everson, the train finally crosses Jacobs Creek into Scottdale, with an equal amount of engines and cars. After a brief stop in Scottdale, their next destination is Greensburg. SWP and AVR are subsidiaries of Carload Express Inc., which is why they have an identical scheme. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/7/2010 12:46:17 AM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) AVR 2005(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  1163   Comments: 9
SWP 2001, 2002, 2003
Title:  SWP 2001, 2002, 2003
Description:  Yes this was a planned meeting of these trains. SWP 2001 and 2003 have come from the direction of Connellsville with a short freight train and were waiting for SWP 2003 to attach to a string of covered hoppers and tank cars on another track. Then SWP 2001 and 2003 pulled up far enough past the switch on the track so that SWP 2001 could pull its train up on the same track, and then back the train into the other one, to form one long one. So at the end of this, SWP 2002 went back to Scottdale with no railroad cars.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 8:58:08 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  330   Comments: 0
SWP 2002 in December (1)
Title:  SWP 2002 in December (1)
Description:  Three GP11s make short work of this seven car local freight train, seen here heading west on CSX trackage through Broadford, Pa. A few hundred yards down the tracks, the SWP switched off onto their own railroad to make the trip back to Everson, Pa. Behind #2002 are NREX 8749 and SWP 2003. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  12/14/2010  Upload Date: 12/15/2010 12:53:37 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  228   Comments: 1
SWP 2002 in December (2)
Title:  SWP 2002 in December (2)
Description:  The three GP11s pull this short train up out of the grade in Owensdale with no problem at all. Seen at the interchange with the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway. From here, the trains destination of Everson is just a few miles away. Behind #2002 are NREX 8749 and SWP 2003. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  12/14/2010  Upload Date: 12/15/2010 12:48:28 AM
Location:  Owensdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
SWP 2002 in December (3)
Title:  SWP 2002 in December (3)
Description:  The three GP11's running light after doing a very fast dropoff of their seven railcars in Everson, Pa. From here they went back to the station in Scottdale. Behind #2002 are NREX 8749 and SWP 2003. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  12/14/2010  Upload Date: 12/15/2010 12:36:05 AM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  243   Comments: 1
SWP 2002
Title:  SWP 2002
Description:  A 10-car freight local sits idling in Wheeler Bottom, waiting to cross the Greene Junction Bridge and then enter the CSX yard to drop off these empties. They were here for a few hours. I thank the crew for turning the headlights on for me. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:09:48 PM
Location:  Wheeler, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (1)
Title:  SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (1)
Description:  The engineer gives it some throttle coming across the Greene Junction Bridge on the Youghiogheny River. It had just come off a restart on the other side of the bridge, waiting for permission to get into the CSX yard. This is a former bridge/line of the B&O Railroad. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:00:35 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  1473   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (2)
Title:  SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (2)
Description:  The engineer gives it some throttle coming across the Greene Junction Bridge on the Youghiogheny River. It had just come off a restart on the other side of the bridge, waiting for permission to get into the CSX yard. This is a former bridge/line of the B&O Railroad. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:04:25 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, NREX 8749, and SWP 2003 (3)
Title:  SWP 2002, NREX 8749, and SWP 2003 (3)
Description:  A ten-car freight local crosses the Greene Junction Bridge over the Youghiogheny River. It had just come off a restart on the other side of the bridge, waiting for permission to get into the CSX yard. This is a former bridge/line of the B&O Railroad. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/19/2011 8:41:19 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  268   Comments: 1
SWP 2002 winter (3)
Title:  SWP 2002 winter (3)
Description:  The rear help on a freight local train that is in the CSX yard dropping off/switching cars. Here the GP11 sits in front of Connellsville City Hall. The muddy Youghiogheny River is in the foreground. Taken from Crawford Avenue Bridge. This engine is a former Union Pacific 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/22/2011  Upload Date: 2/22/2011 9:48:53 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  311   Comments: 0
SWP 2002 winter (2)
Title:  SWP 2002 winter (2)
Description:  The rear help on a freight local train headed to the CSX yard to drop off/switch cars. Downtown Connellsville is in the background. This engine is a former Union Pacific 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/22/2011  Upload Date: 2/22/2011 9:53:00 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  315   Comments: 1
SWP 2002 winter (1)
Title:  SWP 2002 winter (1)
Description:  The rear help on a freight local train headed to the CSX yard to drop off/switch cars. This engine is a former Union Pacific 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/22/2011  Upload Date: 2/22/2011 9:55:46 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  237   Comments: 1
SWP 2002, 2003, 2001
Title:  SWP 2002, 2003, 2001
Description:  Finally all three of the SWP red and yellow GP11's are together on one train. The Z687-29 freight local pauses in Broadford for a signal to get back onto SWP trackage. Then it's off to Everson where the freight cars will be staged. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  8/29/2011  Upload Date: 8/29/2011 9:03:38 PM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  1457   Comments: 8
SWP 2002
Title:  SWP 2002
Description:  One of the stars of the Unstoppable movie, seen here in 2011.This was my last photo I ever got of it because it has had a mechanical failure and is not currently being used by the SWP anymore. I am uncertain what its future will be or if it is getting repaired. This GP11 was built as UP 708 GP7 in February 1953. Later became ICG 8744. It was rebuilt by the ICG Paducah, Illinois shops to a GP11 in May 1980.
Photo Date:  9/18/2011  Upload Date: 11/14/2012 3:12:13 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  171   Comments: 1
SWP 2001, 2006, 2003, 2002
Title:  SWP 2001, 2006, 2003, 2002
Description:  Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad brings out its whole fleet of EMD GP11s on this freight train going east on Track 2 Main through the Connellsville CSX yard. At the other end of the yard it would switch off onto SWP tracks, cross the Youghiogheny River and serve its customers in the southern part of the county. The weather forecast for this day couldnt have been more wrong, as they called for mostly cloudy skies with a rain shower.
Photo Date:  9/25/2011  Upload Date: 9/25/2011 8:54:33 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  343   Comments: 2
SWP 2001, 2006, 2002
Title:  SWP 2001, 2006, 2002
Description:  Three EMD GP11's from the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, running light into Connellsville to pick up five cars from the yard. A Sunday trip to Connellsville is almost a regular occurance for them now.
Photo Date:  10/23/2011  Upload Date: 10/24/2011 3:58:29 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  269   Comments: 3


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