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SP and its subsidiaries

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SP 2914 ALCo RS11, SP Class AS418-4

Reportedly (sources) SP 2914 was built in April 1959 as SP 5849; SP Class DF-613, ALCo RS11/DL702 Construction Number 83411. It was renumbered 2914, SP Class AS418-4, in the 1965 renumbering. In January 1980 it was sold to the Kyle Railways and assigned to the California Western as number 61. It was sold in 1989 to Martin-Marietta in Martinez, GA. Then, it went to to Martin-Marietta Gravel in Junction City, GA around 2000. It was looking kinda forlorn there by 2004. Current status not known.
SP 2914 in Roseville
Southern Pacific RS11 2914 waits at Roseville, CA for shipment up the NWP to the California Western RR on Feb. 24, 1980.
  • Photo of SP 2914
    Analog Image, Ektachrome Slide 5.562, Scan 2010111001.2

SP 2936 ALCo RS11, SP Class AS418-6

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 2936 was built in Sept. 1959 by ALCo, serial number 83491, order number S-3319, as SP 5871, SP class DF-615. In the 1965 renumbering it became 2936, class AS418-4. In Jan. 1980 it was sold to Kyle Railway, Pend Oreille Valley Rwy. 102. In May 1983 it had an engine fire and was scrapped in 1984
SP 2936 in Roseville
Southern Pacific RS11 2936 an Alco RS11 sits at Roseville, CA on Feb. 24, 1980. It is waiting to go up north to the Pend Oreille Valley Rwy.
  • Photo of SP 2936
    Ektachrome Slide 5.567
  • Rescan on photo of SP 2936
    Rescan: Analog Image, Ektachrome Slide 5.567, Scan 2010111001.1

SP 2937 Schenectady Twelve Wheeler, SP Class TW-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 2937 was built in July 1892 by Schenectady Locomotive Works (which merged into American Locomotive Company (ALCo) in 1901) as a two cylinder cross compound Twelve Wheeler, Schenectady builders number 3764, SP 1991, SP Class TW-51. In October 1909 it was simplified and subsequently renumbered to SP 2837 then 2937 SP Class TW-3.
This locomotive was leased to Yreka Western in 1938 and 1939.
It worked for the Northwestern Pacific (NWP) Aug 1952 to May 1953. SP 2937 was scrapped in Sacramento in 1954.
SP 2937 in Schellville, CA
My dad, SP Engineer Lloyd D. Sloan at work. This has to be in 1952 or 1953. Likely in Schellville, CA. Dad (the a Fireman) is standing in front of SP 2937. That locomotive is an SP Twelve Wheeler class TW3 built in July 1892. It worked for the Northwestern Pacific (NWP) Aug 1952 to May 1953. The only place the NWP interchanged with the SP was at Schellville, a few miles from Sonoma. SP 2937 was scrapped in Sacramento in 1954. Scan from print, photographer unknown.

SP 2958 ALCo RSD12, SP Class AS618-1

Reportedly (sources) SP 2958 was built in Feb. 1961 as SP 7008 class DF-127. RSD-5 5296 was traded in on it, ALCo considered it a rebuild of that RSD5. It was construction number 83838. It became SP 2958 class AS618-1 in the 1965 renumbering.
In January 1975 this locomotive was sold to Oregon, California and Eastern as their number 4. OC&E returned it to SP in Nov. 1975. In Aug 1978 it was sold agin to Chrome Crankshaft 1001. In March 1981 it was leased Metrropolitan Stevedore #1. It was sold to them in Jan. 82. In July 1996 it was donated to the Orange Empire Railway Museum.
SP 2958 being worked on
Southern Pacific RSD12 2958 is being worked on at the Taylor Roundhouse in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday Aug. 28, 1976.
  • Photo of SP 2958
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.573, Scan 2010111001.3

SP 2967 ALCo RSD12, SP Class AS618-1

Reportedly (sources) SP 2967 was built in March 1961 as SP 7017 with RSD5 5304 as a trade in. It was construction number 83847. In May 1978 this unit was retired and scrapped.
SP 2967
Southern Pacific RSD12 2967 and C630 3143 work together in a location not recorded in this Kodachrome by Dave Hardie, posted here with permission, taken on an unrecorded date in Feb. 1975.
  • Photo of SP 2967
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.577, Scan 2010111001.4

SP 2971 EMD SD38-2, SP Class ES620-1

Reportedly (sources) SP 2971 was built in April 1973, EMD construction number 72681-01. In April 1998 it was renumbered to UP 2830. In Jan. 2002 it became UPY 830. Joseph Warren said in Feb. 2014 on the Facebook Southern Pacific group, "It still works Colton I saw it about 2 weeks ago. I see it almost every time i go out to Fontana, I always wondered if it was a ex S.P. engine. Would much rather see it in grey and red though."
SP 2971 in West Colton
Southern Pacific SD38-2 2971 is in the power pool at West Colton, California on an unrecorded date in November, 1973.

SP 2973 EMD SD38-2, SP Class ES620-1

Reportedly (sources) SP 2973 was built in April 1973, EMD construction number 72681-03. In May 1998 it became UP 2832. In December 2001 it was renumbered to UPY 832. Current status not known, assumed to still be at work.
West Colton and SP 2973
Southern Pacific SD38-2 2973 is part of a set at West Colton, California on an unrecorded date in November, 1973.

SP 2976 EMD SD38-2, SP Class ES620-1

Reportedly (sources) SP 2976 was built in April 1973, EMD construction number 72681-06. It was given the UP number 2835 then in March 2001 it became UPY 835. Current status not known, assumed to still be at work in West Colton.
SP 2976 at West Colton
October 22, 1974 was foggy in West Colton, CA where SD38-2 2976 is waiting to shove a cut of cars.

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