Southern Pacific

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SP and its subsidiaries

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SP 2691 EMD MP15DC, SP Class ES415-7

Reportedly (sources) Southern Pacific 2691 was built in December 1974. In December 1994 it was retired and sold Progress Rail becoming Helm Financial Corp HLCX 2691. January 1997 it was leased to UP and became UP 1290. In March 2002 it was returned to Helm and became HLCX 503. Became Caltrain 503 in August 2002.
2691 in Watsonville
Southern Pacific MP15DC 2691 in Watsonville Junction, California, on an unrecorded date in February 1975.
  • Photo of SP 2691
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.531, Scan 2010101501.38

SP 2692 EMD MP15DC, SP Class ES415-7

Reportedly (sources) SP 2692 was built by EMD as Construction number 73625-03 in Dec. 1974. It was retired in July 1994. In March 1995 it was sold to Omni-Trax. In 1996 it was used by Acme Steel Corp. In Jan. 1997 it became UP 1289. In August 2002 it became Caltrain 504.
SP 2692 at Bayshore
Brand new SP MP15DC 2692 sits at Bayshore Roundhouse, San Francisco, CA on an unrecorded date in February 1975.
  • Photo of SP 2692
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.533, Scan 2010101501.39

SP 2696 EMD MP15DC, SP Class ES415-7

Reportedly (sources) SP 2696 was built by EMD in Dec. 1974 as construction number 73625-07. It became UP 1295 and in Dec. 2000 became UPY 1295. As of 2011 it was still in service in Denver.
2696 at Bayshore
Almost brand new Southern Pacific MP15DC 2696 at Bayshore Roundhouse, on an unrecorded date in February 1975.
  • Photo of SP 2696
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.535, Scan 2008021102.4

SP 2708 EMD SD7, SP Class ES615-1

Reportedly (sources) SP SD7 2708 was ordered in Apr. 1952 in EMD order 5157, frame 5157-09 ,construcion number 17152 and built with low 65:12 gears as a road frieght locomotive, SP Class DF-114 SP 5287. In the early 60s this class was given more normal 62:15 gearing and in the 1965 renumbering the class was recategorized as switchers, class ES615-1. In January 1974 it was renumbered as SP 1408 to clear the 2700 number blockfor MP15AC switchers. In May 1980 1408 was upgraded to SD7R SP 1536, Class ES615R-1. In September 1991 the 1536 burned at Pomona and was retired.
SP 2708 on New Years Day 1973
Southern Pacific SD7 2708 is shown on January 1, 1973, Location not recorded.
  • Photo of SP 2708
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.537, Scan 2010101501.40

SP 2716 EMD SD7, SP Class ES615-3

Reportedly (sources) SP 2716 EMD SD7, SP Class ES615-3, was built as SP 5309, SP Class DF-117, in August 1953. It was EMD order number 5188-01, construction number 18381, the first of it's class, and was built with 62:15 gearing, steam generators and signal lights at each end. Renumbered to 2716 in the 1965 renumbering, it was renumbered again to 1416 in October 1973. SP 1416 was upgraded in Nov. 1979 to SP Class ES615R-1 1511. SP 1511 was retired Nov. 1995 and sold in Dec. 1995.
SP 2716 in Roseville
Southern Pacific SD7 2716 sporting extended sunshades to protect from the early summer heat in Roseville, CA on June 28, 1973.
  • Photo of SP 2716
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.541, Scan 2010101501.41

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