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Resplendently painted UP 3rd generation Gas Turbine built by Alco-GE basks in the sun at The Illinois Railway Museum. Apparently these units which generated 8,500hp were nick named "Big Blows" for their deafening jet engine exhaust noise.

Photographed by John Barlow, August 11, 2012.
Added to the photo archive by John Barlow, June 5, 2021.
Railroad: Union Pacific.

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