SP/SSW Finding former SP locomotives...

John Barnhill Sep 27, 2006

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've been meaning to post this for a couple days, but a UP employee pulled this from the computer a few days ago and posted it on loconotes.
    It came up, because SP 199 was just recently repainted and is now UP 6147. It also skips SP 177

     
  2. r_i_straw

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    In San Antonio at Sunset Deopot. I took this back in 2000 while we had a station stop on Amtrak Sunset Limited.
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  3. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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  4. LegomanBill

    LegomanBill TrainBoard Member

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    You may not notice it, but there is an ex-SP AC4400CW in this photo I have from 2003
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    Me in 2009 with a SP Geep
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    Not quite a loco, but still a cool SP piece I saw in 2010
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Are either the Geep, or the ex-observation car still surviving? Before it was m-o-w, was it ever used as a business car?
     
  6. Kevin Anderson

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    The geep is located at the Utah railroad museum in Ogden, it at the old depot.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Is this the observation car? What is the significance of the "hero" name?
     
  8. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry I am using my phone. I meant to type geep.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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  10. LegomanBill

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    The observation is up in Cheyenne with the rest of UP's eclectic collection.
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    At least it has escaped the scrapping torch!

    Do you have a history for this car?
     
  12. LegomanBill

    LegomanBill TrainBoard Member

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    You know what, I do not. I should look into this car because I always have been curious about this unique car. Let's see what I find.

    Edit: Ok, so the only thing is say on Jerry LaBoda's passenger car site says that this car was a former Heavyweight Barber Shop-Lounge Observation.
     
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  13. Traindork

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    Saw SP 319 and SP 335 in Englewood Yard in Houston within the past week.
     
  14. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    The Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad has seveeral former Espee SD-9's. I think all have been repainted into POTB black and white.
    There is also a GP-9 in a black and white Jersey Cow paint scheme but I think it's not a former Espee Geep
     
  15. YoHo

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    I believe all but the gp-9 were scrapped in place both the former BN and former SP units. There was one unit in Kodachrome a few years back. Don't know if it was painted before scrapping.
     
  16. LegomanBill

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    Speaking of former SP SD9s, here's one that I shot up in Johnstown, CO a few months ago.
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  17. omnitrax

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    Former SP GP9 #3859 below is now Albany & Eastern #1750 & painted Orange, Silver & black. I'm sure you guy's already know this but she was better in SP livery even as shown below.
     

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