SP/SSW SP/SSW images

gjslsffan Mar 8, 2020

  1. gjslsffan

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    GP40-2 SSW 7652 in Grand Junction CO 1996-1998
    SSW 7652 1.jpg
    GJ 1996-1998
    SSW 7652 2.jpg
    Glenwood 1996-1998
    SSW 7652 3.jpg
    GJ 1996-1998
    SSW 7652 4.jpg
    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. BoxcabE50

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    That rear headlight structure has me trying to think how it might of appeared, in earlier years?
     
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  3. gjslsffan

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    I don't think the SP/SSW ever saw a light package they didn't like, and can you imagine the $$ they spent to maintain them.
    Here is an image showing the original configuration for this class of units, it was typical of the SP units at the time.

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1976056

    Looks like a Red Gyra light, over Mars light, over headlight, The Red light coming on in a emergency application of the brakes. Quite busy up there.
     
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  5. badlandnp

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    Spotted these sitting in Gran Junction, IA just off the UP mainline. Hammered, but still very SP! PIC_0351.JPG PIC_0352.JPG PIC_0353.JPG PIC_0354.JPG
     
  6. grande5771

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    Meet at ....
    Take a guess, where and when.
     

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    Box - I would guess so, but there was nothing there to indicate what function they had. Just a stub siding back of a warehouse.

    Grand - No idea, but very cool pics!!!
     
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  9. grande5771

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    Hints
    When: before the merger.
    Where: not in CA.
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

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    Perhaps somewhere on the Golden State Route?
     
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  11. gjslsffan

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    I see a caboose, so maybe mid to late 1980's, the terrain, maybe southern Arizona?
     
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  12. grande5771

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    When: 1984
    Where: Canon City CO
     
  13. gjslsffan

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    Wow.
    I would have never guessed Canon City, before the merger. With all SO power and caboose.
    Great shot Rod.
     
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  14. r_i_straw

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    February 2006 in Sugar Land, Texas.
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  15. Hardcoaler

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    From 02/21/1998 at Maybeury, WV when coal was still king on the former N&W main.

    1998-02-21 Maybeury WV - for upload.jpg

    From 05/23/1989 at NS's yard near Birmingham, AL at Irondale.

    1989-05-23 003 Irondale AL - for upload.jpg
     
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  16. r_i_straw

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    Here is one from the yard in Hearne, Texas from back before the UP merger.
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  17. Hardcoaler

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    Three SP shots here, with the 8560 lending a hand by Sloss Furnace at Birmingham, AL on 11/16/1985:

    1985-11-16 LOCO SP 8560 Birmingham AL - for upload.jpg

    The 7867 at Chattanooga, TN on 08/25/1990:

    1990-08-25 b LOCO SP 7867 Chattanooga TN - for upload.jpg

    and the 7942 at Casa Grande, AZ on 11/11/2002:

    2002-11-11 LOCO SP 7942 Casa Grande AZ - for upload.jpg
     
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    Many long years ago the SP and BN ran a joint hot train between Los Angeles and Seattle. LAS/SLA. This is power for a LAS, crew changing at Head Of The Bay Yard, (an old NP facility), in Tacoma, Washington. It had been a glorious day, chasing trains with my late MILW Agent/Operator friend, Bob Brown from Wisconsin. (Seems like most of my RR and boat racing friends are gone already. :( )

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  19. HemiAdda2d

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    Looking a bit rough, this SSW tank car was in Cheyenne, WY in 2004.[​IMG]
     
  20. Hardcoaler

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    Some random Cotton Belt.

    Brand new 50' plug door SSW 24122 at Barrington, IL in the mid-1970s, stenciled NEW 11-74:

    1970s Mid BOXCAR SSW 24122 Barrington IL - for upload.jpg

    SSW 9671 at Columbia, SC on 06/07/1992:

    1992-06-07 LOCO SSW 9671 Columbia SC - for upload.jpg

    SSW 9712 at Tucumcari, NM on 06/14/1997:

    1997-06-14 001 LOCO SSW 9712 Tucumcari NM - for upload.jpg
     

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