ok, so it's probably not likely to see a pair of ex-SP patch units on Marias Pass, but I have a decent sized collection of both BNSF and UP equipment, so decided to pose this pair for a photo on the mountain. Other than the concrete ties, this could probably resemble a Tennessee Pass or other location on the Union Pacific system. I really like how these turned out. I have expanded my weathering techniques and feel like I am beginning to have the ability to dictate the results as opposed to "hoping for the best" when I first started. I used a combination of airbrushing and drybrushing acrylics on both of these. The updated yellow stripe on #9647 is really sharp and brings the loco up to current standards. From what I can tell, #9647 is still in active duty wearing the original SP paint and patch, while 9651 has long been repainted into UP colors.