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SP and its subsidiaries

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SP 3100 ALCo RSD15 DL600B, SP Class AS624-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3100 was built in September 1959, ALCo construction number 83483, as SP 4816 class DF-502. Leased in March 1960 to T&NO as 250. These were the last units added to the T&NO roster before the 1961 merger. Became SP 5160 in the 1965 renumbering as class AF624-1. In April 1972 reclassified to switcher Class AS624-1 and renumbered SP 3100. Retired and sold May 1978.

According to OPRRMS on Altamont Press, The black vertically mounted disk shaped object on the top of the cab is, "Receiver for the in-cab hump signals. Used on hump engines at Eugene, LA and Houston until replaced by more a modern radio system. After the RSD15s were retired, they were installed on the three C628s that replaced them, but I don't recall them being on the MP15ACs."

SP 3100 in June 1974
SP 3100 "even", ALCo RSD15 DL600B on the Eugene hump. Eugene, Oregon Jun 21, 1974. Eugene hump photo location.
  • Photo of SP 3100 Shoving a cut
    Kodachrome Slide 5.672, Scan 2008011501.3
  • Photo of SP 3100 On hump with bowl
    Kodachrome Slide 5.668, Scan 2010111301.12
  • Photo of SP 3100 Side shot
    Kodachrome Slide 5.669, Scan 2010111301.14
  • Photo of SP 3100 On a cut
    Kodachrome Slide 5.673, Scan 2010111301.15
SP 3100 in Jan 1977
SP 3100 DL600B resting in Eugene, OR Specific Date Unknown - Jan 1977
  • Photo of SP 3100 Resting in Eugene
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.674, Scan 2808011501.2

This material was posted to Altamont Press in April 2014 here and here.

SP 3101 ALCo RSD15 DL600B, SP Class AS624-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3101 was built in September 1959, ALCo construction number 83484, as SP 4817 class DF-502. Leased in March 1960 to T&NO as 251. Became SP 5161 in the 1965 renumbering as class AF624-1. In April 1972 reclassified to switcher Class AS624-1 and renumbered SP 3101. Retired and sold May 1978.
SP 3101 in 1973
Southern Pacific DL-600B 3101 on the hump at Eugene, OR on an unknown date in July 1973.
SP 3101 in 1974
Southern Pacific Alco DL600B/RSD15 3101 is in the Eugene, Oregon power pool on Jun 21, 1974.
  • Photo of SP 3101 in the power pool.
    Analog Image, Kodachrome 25 Slide 5.677, Scan 2010111301.13 & 16

This material was posted to Altamont Press in April 2014 here.

SP 3102 ALCo RSD15 DL600B, SP Class AS624-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3102 was built in September 1959, ALCo construction number 83485, as SP 4818 class DF-502. Leased in March 1960 to T&NO as 251. Became SP 5162 in the 1965 renumbering as class AF624-1. In April 1972 reclassified to switcher Class AS624-1 and renumbered SP 3102. Retired and sold May 1978.
SP 3102 in 1977
SP Gator 3102 near the SP hump yard in Eugene, Oregon, USA Specific Date Unknown - Jan 1977
  • Photo of SP 3102
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.682, Scan 2008011301.11

This material was posted to Altamont Press in April 2014 here.

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