Southern Pacific

SP 2352 H-12-44

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SP 2352 FM H-12-44, SP Class FS412-1

Southern Pacific 2350-55, built in 1952, feature the Loewy flowing lines along the walkways but not the roof overhang that none of SP's FMs apparently had. Reportedly (sources) SP 2352 was built in Sept. 1952 as SP 1488 F-M construction number 12-L-655. It was retired in May 1973.
SP 2352 in San Jose
Southern Pacific FM H-12-44 2352 is at San Jose, CA going past College Park on an unknown day in the summer of 1972.
  • Photo of SP 2352
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.392, Scan 2010101501.12

SP 2353 FM H-12-44, SP Class FS412-1

Reportedly (sources) SP 2353 was built in Sept. 1952 as SP 1489 F-M construction number 12-L-656. It was retired in Nov. 1973.
SP 2353 in College Park
Southern Pacific FM H-12-44 2353 is shown passing College Park on an unknown day in the summer of 1972.
  • Photo of SP 2353
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.394, Scan 2010101501.13

SP 2355 FM H-12-44, SP Class FS412-1

Reportedly (sources) SP 2355 was built in Oct. 1952 as SP 1491 F-M construction number 12-L-658. It was retired in Aug 1974.
SP 2355 in San Jose
Southern Pacific H-12-44 2355 at the San Jose Roundhouse on an unknown day in the summer of 1972.
  • Photo of SP 2355
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.399, Scan 2010101501.14

SP 2358 FM H-12-44, SP Class FS412-2

Reportedly (sources) SP 2358 was built in May 1953 as SP 1531 F-M construction number 12-L-762. It was retired in May 1975. In the cropped view of 2358 you can see some of the differences between this order and the previous order of SP FM switchers. The curved trim is gone and the battery boxes are square and ventilated. This was the only FM switcher class that came MU equipped.
SP 2358 at College Park
On an unknown date in the summer of 1972 Southern Pacific's 1953 built FM H-12-44 2358 is switching a long cut of cars at College Park, San Jose, CA.
  • Photo of SP 2358 with cut of cars
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.407, Scan 2010101501.15
  • Photo of 2358 closer
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.406, Scan 2010101501.16
  • Photo of 2358 cropped
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.406, Scan 2010101501.16
2358 in Mission Bay Yd.
SP 2358 in Mission Bay Yard in San Francisco on an unknown date in 1975.

SP 2363 FM H-12-44, SP Class FS412-2

Reportedly (sources) built in Aug. 1953 as SP 1536, F-M Construction number 12-L-771 retired Aug. 1974, sold for scrap.
SP 2363 belching smoke
Just days before its retirement Southern Pacific Fairbanks-Morse H-12-44 switcher 2363 belches smoke with a cut of commuter cars at Seventh and Townsend in San Francisco on July 29, 1974. 2363 pulls a string of Harriman commuter coaches past what is now the Adobe San Francisco Campus at 601 Townsend St. in San Francisco, California.
According to Brad Fick on Facebook, "these tracks were just removed a few months ago (in late 2013.)"

SP 2365 FM H-12-44, SP Class FS412-2

Reportedly (sources) built in Aug. 1953 as SP 1538, F-M Construction number 12-L-773 retired Sep. 1972, Aug. 1973, sold for scrap.
SP 2365 at College Park
SP FM switcher 2365 is at College Park, San Jose, CA on an unknown date in the summer of 1972.
  • Photo of SP 2365
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.417, Scan 2010101501.24

SP 2372 FM H-12-44, SP Class FS412-3

RC Farewll cited Joe Strapac when he said, "Originally the SP 1574, entering SP service on 3/5/56. Was vacated in 3/1975, and cut up at Schnitzer Steel in Oakland, CA." Reportedly (sources) the unit was retired March 1975 and sold for scrap in Aug. 1975.
SP 2372 in San Jose
SP FM H-12-44 2372 shows off a more modern light package at Lenzen Ave. on an unknown date in the summer of 1972.
  • Photo of SP 2372 at work
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.423, Scan 2010101501.25
SP 2372 awaiting scrapping
SP 2372 an FM H-12-44 awaits its demise at Schnitzer Steel’s scrapyard in West Oakland on September 23, 1975.
  • Photo of SP 2372 at end
    Slide number 5.426 File 2008020201.1

SP 2379 Fairbanks Morse H-12-44, SP Class FS412-4

Reportedly (sources) the SP Class FS412-4 order was a short-cassis design with Pyle lights and outside handrails. SP 2379 was built in October 1956 as SP 1581, F-M Construction number 12-L-1066. It was retired in April 1975 and sold for scrap in August of 1975.
SP 2379 at Bayshore
SP H-12-44 2379 at Bayshore Yard in San Francisco, CA. June 11, 1974.

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