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Union Railroad Pin-Up by yankeedog Union Railroad Pin-Up by yankeedog
The Union Railroad Company (URR) is a Class III switching railroad owned by U.S. Steel. It operates approximately 65 miles of main track and 200 miles of yard tracks in the Pittsburgh area and focuses on serving the transportation needs of the steel, utility, mining and chemical industries. In addition to general transportation, the URR provides railroad switching service primarily to the steel industry.

The Union Railroad is part of the original Lake Erie to Pittsburgh Mills rail system that had its beginning in 1896. In 1988, it became part of Transtar, Inc, a privately-held transportation holding company with principal operations in railroad freight transportation, dock operations and inland river barging.

The locomotive in this Pin-Up is a Baldwin 0-10-2. Ten of these brutes were built for the Union Railroad between 1936 and 1939. When the Union Railroad dieselised in 1949, the 10 locomotives were sold to the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range where they continued to work until 1962! One of the locomotives No. 604 survived and is on display in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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gdvectors Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
great job, you is very good
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I appreciate that!
-YD
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nes03 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Awesome work man!
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
-YD
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nes03 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
No problem!
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jojomercury Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Your the best at this type of drawing Don!Checkout this guys gallery [link] It's just what we like.I hope this note fnds you and family healthy and happy my friend.
Peace&Respect Jojo
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Jojo! I'm a fan of Mark's work, he's on my watch list.

We are doing good, thanks! How's things under the Gateway Arch?
-YD
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kenpoist Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Nice work as usual Don.
However, did I miss something, shouldn't it be "Serving not Searving".

Maybe I've gotten it wrong.
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Buff! LOL!!! I'll have to fix that. I've always said, if you want to get proofreading done for free, post it on the internet! Thanks for the free proofreading!
-YD
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Another beauty! (The train looks great too)hehe
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Lyle!
-YD
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool! The Union RR is one that I'm barely familiar with. I should read up on them.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Robert! There's a couple books and a few web sites, but not a whole lot else, if you find anything interesting, let me know. I did this for my dad to give to a friend of his who works for the Union RR.
-YD
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome, and thanks for the info!
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Kerblotto Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
neato!
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
-YD
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LDLAWRENCE Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Lane! I worked up a logo for the AM&O RR, I'll try posting later.
-YD
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LDLAWRENCE Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! I can't wait to see it! :excited:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional
sweet job
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Bear!
-YD
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