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SP and its subsidiaries

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SP 1115 EMD SW8, SP Class ES408-2

Reportedly (sources) SP 1105 is an EMD SW8 built as SP 4610 SP Class DF302, Serial Number: 17337 Order No: 4180 Frame Number: 4180-7 Built: March 1953. In 1963 it's class was changed to SP Class DS-602. In the 1965 renumbering it became SP 1115 SP Class AS408-2. In 1977 it was sold to Chrome Crankshaft and in November 1978 it became Yreka Western Railroad 21.
According to Bill K. on Altamont Press, "The SW-8 #1115, (as depicted) was acquired by the Yreka Western RR in November of 1978 was issued the number 21. She currently sits on a YW siding in Montague, CA. Her sister SW-8, (#20) formerly Ex-S.P. #4608, then #1113, was also acquired by the YW in November 1978. She sat unused for several years due to having a bad crankshaft. Then she was used for parts to keep #21 operating. The 20 was scrapped in the summer of 2010. I have spent many hours in both 20 and 21, (mostly 21) hauling freight and even using 21 to pull the Blue Goose when the steam loco was B.O. Ahhh ... those were the good old days!"
1115 in Oakland
Southern Pacific SW8 1115 is in West Oakland on August 8, 1974.
This was posted on May 1, 2014 to Altamont Press.
George Andrews asked on Altamont Press, "Is that a Trombone Air horn under the cab roof??? The Horizontal pipe thingie..."
OPRRMS responded, "The whistle itself has been removed, but the piping is still there. The location of the photo is on the 50 Lead in front of the switchman's shanty at the Homestead, which was the on duty location at the Adeline Street end of the West Oakland yard. Steve, your dad would've worked there many, many times."
  • Photo of 1115
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.83, Scan 2010100601.4

SP 1119 EMD SW8, SP Class ES408-3

Reportedly (sources) built as SP 4614 SP Class DF302, and in 1963 it's class was changed to SP Class DS-602. Renumbered 1119 in 1965 SP Class AS408-2. Serial Number: 18349 Order No: 4179 Frame Number: 4179-3 Built: June 1953 Became Crystal Car Line (CCLX) 1119 Ultimate Disposition Unknown.
1119 at Bayshore
In February 1975 Southern Pacific EMD SW8 1119 is at the Bayshore (San Francisco) Roundhouse.
This was posted on May 2, 2014 to Altamont Press.
  • Photo of 1119
    Analog Image; Kodachrome II Slide 5.88, Scan 2010092601.3

SP 1127 EMD SW8, SP Class ES408-4

Reportedly (sources) SP 1126, class ES408-4 was built Jan 1954, Serial number 19495, Frame number 4246-1, it was delivered as SP 4622, class DF-304. It was reclassified Class DS-604 in 1963. It was renumbered 1127, Class ES408-4, in 1965. It was sold to Chrome Crankshaft in 1984 then sold as (Lewis & Clark Railway) LINC 81 and sold as (Oregon Pacific Railroad 802) East Portland Traction 802 in 1996. As of May 2014, it is reportedly in the progress of rebuilding and renumbering as OPRR 1127.

OPRRMS said on Altamont Press on May 4, 2014, "As an aside the Nathan M3R1 horn shown in Steve's photo was saved and is in the possession of the OPR folks. It will be remounted on the locomotive, along with a trombone whistle, Pyle Gyralights, the train indicator/class light boxes, and the small number boards next to the headlights. The dynamic braking has also been restored."

Dick Samuels (a.k.a. Shortline Sammie) said on Altamont Press on May 4, 2014, "The Oregon Pacific has had 5 SW-8's; 801 is ex-BN 99 and is in service just being re-engined with an 8-567BE; the 901 (ex-CRANDIC 91 upgraded to SW-900) in service. Bamberger 602 was sold to Western Rail as a trade-in on GMD1 1413. The two ex-SP SW8-s on the roster were the 803 (SP 1105/T&NO 13) also sold to Western Rail as part of the GMD1 1413 deal. This leaves the OPR 802 (ex-SP 1127) which is at the Milwaukie shops undergoing restoration as SP 1127. Very little progress has been made during the past couple of years due to extensive trackwork and bridge maintenance. Both the 802 and 803 were on the Lewis & Clark after retirement from the SP roster.

"Hopefully this summer will see some sandblasting and painting. All of the parts for the Gyralights as well as the horn and number boards are on hand as well as a new exhaust stack is being fabricated to replace the ugly spark arrester that was installed after retirement from the SP roster.

"A set of 4 roller bearing combos is on hand to convert from friction bearings to allow interchange and alignment control draft gear is being installed.

"It has a 8-567BC engine which will be completely overhauled as well as we will go through the main and aux generators to insure reliability. Dynamic brakes were made fully functional prior to starting the tear down."

SP 1127 in East Oakland
Southern Pacific SW8 1127 is in East Oakland in February 1975.
This was posted to Altamont Press on May 3, 2014. According to OPRRMS on Altamont Press on May 4, 2014, "1127 (pictured) is the one the Oregon Pacific folks are restoring to the appearance shown in this photo."

He continued, "George, you asked about the trombone whistles. In this photo, 1127 still has one. It was the only one still equipped of the group that was transfered from the LA Division to the Western Division circa 1974. It was eventually stolen while the unit was working in San Jose."

  • Photo of 1127
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.96, Scan 2010100601.6

SP 1150 EMD TR6B, SP Class ES408B-1

Reportedly (sources) this TR6B was built as EMDX 1600B aftet being purchased by SP it became SP 4700, class DF-301, serial number 13550, order number 4147, frame number: 4147-B1. Built in Nov. 1950. Class changed to DS-601 in 1963. Then renumbered to 1150, SP Class ES408B-1 in the 1965 renumbering. Retired in 1978, sold in 1979.
1150 in Roseville
Southern Pacific TR6B "calf" 1150 in Roseville, CA on July 8, 1974.
This was posted to Altamont Press on May 4, 2014.
  • Photo of 1150
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.100, Scan 2010100601.5

SP 1170 EMD SW900, SP Class ES409-1

Reportedly (sources) SW900 SP 1170 was built in April 1954 as SP 4624, Class DF-305. Serial number 19526, order number 4273. It was changed to Class DS-605 in 1963. It's second number was assigned in the 1965 renumbering as SP 1170, SP Class ES409-1. It was rebuilt on December 12, 1974 when it became SP 1198, SP Class ES409E-1. It was retired in Dec. 1986, sold to Levin Metals in Oct. 1987 and scrapped in late 1988.
1170 in Oakland
Southern Pacific SW900 1170 at West Oakland on October 4, 1974. According to OPRRMS on Altamont Press on May 6, 2014:
On the 70 Lead at the Homestead. Carman's shanty in right background. Yard air compressor building and tank in left background. GP9 (in yard service) laying over on the "House Track" behind it.

The 1170 had been assigned to the NWP and briefly worked in Oakland before being sent to Houston for rebuilding.
This was posted on Altamont Press on May 5, 2014.
  • Photo of 1170
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.105, Scan 2010100301.10

SP 1172 EMD SW900, SP Class ES409-2

Reportedly (sources) SW900 SP 1172 was built in June 1954 as SP 4626, Class DF-306 serial number 19641 order number 427 frame number 4276–1. Changed to Class DS-606 in 1963. Renumbered to 1172 in 1965, Class ES409-2 rebuilt in October 1974 to SP 1193 Class ES409E-1. It was sold to Levin Metals in October 1987. It went to National Railway Equipment (NRE) in 1988 and then 1992 to AG Products Terminal 100, in Clayton Iowa. Current status not known.
1172 in LA
SP 1172, an SW900, keeps company with TR6A 1102 at the Links Yard in Los Angeles in January 1974. This was posted to Altamont Press on May 6, 2014.
  • Photo of 1172
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.106, Scan 2010100301.12

SP 1178 EMD SW900, SP Class ES409-2

Reportedly (sources) SW900 SP 1178 was built in June 1954 as SP 4632, Class DF-306 serial number, order number 4276, serial number: 19647, frame number: 4276-7. Changed to Class DS-606 in 1963. Changed to SP 1178, SP Class ES409-2 in the 1965 renumbering. Sept 1974 this engine was rebuilt to the 1192 Class ES409E-1. Retired January 1987; to Chrome Crankshaft (D) January 1988; to NRE 1988; ConAgra at Hastings, MN 1990; to ILSX 923 in 2008
1178 in LA
Southern Pacific SW900 1178 is in the P.E. Yard (J Yard/Butte Street?) in Los Angeles on December 28, 1973.
This was posted on Altamont Press on May 7, 2014.
  • Photo of 1178
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.108, Scan 2010100301.11

SP 1191 EMD SW900E, SP Class ES409E-1

Reportedly (sources) SP 1191 was built in June 1954 as SP 4631, Class DF-306 order number 4276, serial number, 19647, frame number, 4276-6. Changed to Class DS-606 in 1963. Changed to SP 1177, SP Class ES409-2 in the 1965 renumbering. 1177, was rebuilt to SW900E 1191 SP Class ES409E-1 by SP at Houston in Aug. 1974. Retired in Dec. 1986 sold to Levin Metals in Oct. 1987.
1191 in Roseville
Southern Pacific SW900E 1191 at Roseville, CA in September, 1974. This photo was posted to Altamont Press on May 10, 2014.
  • Photo of 1191
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.110, Scan 2010100401.3

SP 1192 EMD SW900E, SP Class ES409E-1

Reportedly (sources) SW900 SP 1178 was built in June 1954 as SP 4632, Class DF-306 serial number, order number 4276, serial number: 19647, frame number: 4276-7. Changed to Class DS-606 in 1963. Changed to SP 1178, SP Class ES409-2 in the 1965 renumbering. Sept 1974 this engine was rebuilt to the 1192 Class ES409E-1. Retired January 1987; to Chrome Crankshaft (D) January 1988; to NRE 1988; ConAgra at Hastings, MN 1990; to ILSX 923 in 2008
1192 in Oakland
Southern Pacific SW900E 1192 is in Oakland coupled to an Amtrak FP7 on Oct. 11, 1974.
This was posted on Altamont Press on May 7, 2014. According to OPRRMS, "The one of the 1192 was taken at the West Oakland Diesel Shop."
  • Photo of 1191
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.112, Scan 2010100401.5

SP 1193 EMD SW900E, SP Class ES409E-1

Reportedly (sources) SW900E SP 1193 was built in June 1954 as SW-900 SP 4626, Class DF-306 serial number 19641 order number 427 frame number 4276–1. Changed to Class DS-606 in 1963. Renumbered to SP 1172 in 1965, Class ES409-2 rebuilt in October 1974 to SP 1193 Class ES409E-1. It was sold to Levin Metals in October 1987. It went to National Railway Equipment (NRE) in 1988 and then 1992 to AG Products Terminal 100, in Clayton Iowa. Current status not known.
1193 in San Jose
Southern Pacific SW9E 1193 is in San Jose, CA in October 1974. This was posted to Altamont Press on May 6, 2014.
  • Photo of 1193
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.113, Scan 2010100401.4

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