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!
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

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    That rear headlight structure has me trying to think how it might of appeared, in earlier years?
     
  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
     
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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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    When: before the merger.
    Where: not in CA.
     
  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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    When: 1984
    Where: Canon City CO
     
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  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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