U33C 5052

Mike Vana

 
    An April, 1968 addition to the IC fleet, IC 5052 was one of ten(5050-5059) U33C's in the order.  This unit was the only solid orange unit which never had the sill painting (some later had their sills painted orange), which suggests it might have been the last unit painted in this scheme.  It suffered an electrical fire in the high voltage cabinet at Markham, Illinois on July 10th,1978 which enabled it to get the solid orange treatment.  It was wrecked around 1980, and finally scrapped in May of 1984. Obviously another unit in which photos are hard to come by, especially the engineers side.

Notes:  Sill color was orange from the beginning.  Unit was frequently assigned to the Iowa Division.  Non-standard initials.  This unit was painted at Woodcrest.

Date in Solid Orange: 1979? - 1984?

 

 

THE PHOTOS

5052eJerryBosanekCouncilBluffsIowa09091979DanBohannonCollection.jpg (50518 bytes)

Location:

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Photographer:

Jerry Bosanek (Dan Bohannon Collection)

Date:

September 9th, 1979
Quality:  30k
 
5052eJerryBosanekCouncilBluffsNathanDahmsCollection.jpg (48116 bytes)

Location:

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Photographer:

Jerry Bosanek (Nathan Dahms Collection)

Date:

Probably September 9th, 1979
Quality:  47k
 
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Location:

Council Bluffs, Iowa?

Photographer:

Unknown 

Date:

Unknown
Quality:  31k
 
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Location:

Council Bluffs, Iowa?

Photographer:

Unknown 

Date:

Unknown
Quality:  43k
 
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Location:

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Photographer:

Mike Vana 

Date:

September 9th, 1979
Quality:  55k