Southern Pacific

SP GP9E

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SP and its subsidiaries

Steve Sloan's Trains : Southern Pacific : Locomotives 3210-3399

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SP 3300, ALCo, SP Class Mk-7, 2-8-2

According to good sources, The 3300 was built in 1913 as EP&SW 363 by ALCo builder's number 54258. It was converted to oil by SP in 1937 and scrapped in April 1953.
SP 3300 in Sacramento
On Saturday February 21, 1953 SP Mk-7 2-8-2 3300 is in Sacramento, CA. Photo by either Frank Saarni or Ben Griffiths to me from Dick Dorn and Tom Moungovan. Shot on 122 format film.

SP EMD GP9R 3300 class

SP Geep at Mojave
A Southern Pacific GP9R sits between assignments at Mojave, CA on Sunday, March 11, 1979.
  • Photo of an SP Geep at Mojave
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.824, Scan 2011010501.2

SP 3310 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3310 was built in May 1955 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 19973, SP T&NO 425, SP Class DF-604. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3437 SP Class EF418-4.
This locomotive was upgraded on May 1970 emerging as SP 3310 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-1
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired March 1984, sold to EMD Dec. 1984.
SP 3310 in San Jose
Southern Pacific GP9E 3310 leads a magnificent set of Geeps. Behind 3310 are the 3551 and 3366; in San Jose, CA on an unrecorderd day in early Fall 1972.

SP 3312 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3312 was built in May 1955 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 19968, SP T&NO 420, SP Class DF-604. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3423 SP Class EF418-4.
This locomotive was upgraded in May 1970 emerging as SP 3312 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired in Dec. 1986, sold in Dec. 1987, it became Kyle Railways 1751 in 1988. It went to Arizona Eastern, then to the San Joaquin Valley RR (SJVR) as their 1751.
SP 3312 in Oakland
SP 3312, a GP9R, photographed in Oakland's Desert Yard. 35mm Panatomic-X shot on an unrecorded day in the summer of 1973.

SP 3316, ALCo, SP Class Mk-9, 2-8-2

According to good sources, 3316 was built by ALCo in September 1920 as EP&SW 379, later converted from coal to oil, vacated and scrapped in 1951.
SP 3316, Location not known
SP Mk-9, 2-8-2 3316, date and location not currently known. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3320, ALCo, SP Class Mk-9, 2-8-2

According to good sources, 3320 was former EP&SW 383, SP Class Mk-9, 2-8-2, built by ALCo in 1920, builders number 61727, retired and scrapped 1952.
SP 3320 in Oakland
SP 3320 in West Oakland, April 10, 1952. Photo by either Frank Saarni or Ben Griffiths to me from Dick Dorn and Tom Moungovan. Shot on 122 format film.

SP 3335 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3335 was built in April 1956 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 21364, SP 5671, SP Class DF-607. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3504 SP Class EF418-6.
This locomotive was upgraded in Nov. 1971 emerging as SP 3335 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired Dec. 1986, sold Dec. 1987, went to Kyle, then Arizona Eastern as their 1752. It was wrecked there and scrapped.
SP 3335 in Tracy
Southern Pacific GP9Rs 3335 and 3423 on the Westside Hauler heading down the Westside Line to Fresno from the Tracy yard via the wye at Tracy, CA on an unrecorded day in November 1976.

SP 3352 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3352 was built in May 1954 by EMD as a model GP9, dual service passenger-freight, builders number 19484, T&NO 282, SP Class DF-602. It was transfered to the Pacific lines in 1960 becoming SP 5892.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3421 SP Class EF418-3.
This locomotive was upgraded in May 1972 emerging as SP 3352 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired in Dec. 1986, sold Dec. 1987 presumed scrapped.
SP 3352 in Roseville
SP GP9E 3352 and GP20E SP 4113 perform hump duties at Roseville on an unrecorded date in August of 1977. As I recall it was unusual to see these types of engines in this type of service. According to WAF, "1977 saw lots of unusual hump power combinations." John "Lone Star" said, "As I recall, 3352 started out as a boiler-equipped, dual controlled T&NO unit. It was reunumbered in 1965 to 3421, lost its dual controls but wore bloody nose wings on both ends until someone realized the boo-boo. When rebuilt in 1971-72, it became 3352."

SP 3355 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3355 was built in May 1954 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 19463, SP T&NO 402, SP Class DF-600.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3402 SP Class EF418-1.
This locomotive was upgraded in June 1972 emerging as SP 3355 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired Dec. 1986, sold Dec. 1987 became Arizona Eastern 1753. Wrecked and scrapped in 1992.
SP 3355 in Eugene
Southern Pacific GP9E 3355 sits in Eugene, Oregon on June 21, 1974.

SP 3356 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3356 was built in Feb.1956 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 21319, SP 5626, SP Class DF-607.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3459 SP Class EF418-6.
This locomotive was upgraded in June 1972 emerging as SP 3356 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired Dec. 1986, sold Dec. 1987, presumed scrapped.
SP 3356 in San Jose
Southern Pacific GP9E 3356 and GP9 3515 sit in San Jose on an unrecorded date in 1972 waiting for work.

SP 3365 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3365 was built in March 1956 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 21353, SP 5660, SP Class DF-607.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3493 SP Class EF418-6.
This locomotive was upgraded in September 1972 emerging as SP 3365 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired March 1985, sold July 1986, presumed scrapped.
SP 3365 in Tracy
SP GP9E 3365 is in Tracy, on New Years Day, 1973.
  • Photo of SP 3365 in Tracy
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.855, Scan 2011012202.1

SP 3368 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3368 was built in April 1956 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 21370, SP 5677, SP Class DF607. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3510 SP Class EF418-6.
This locomotive was upgraded in October 1972 emerging as SP 3368 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired December 1986, sold December 1987.
SP 3368 in Stockton
Southern Pacific GP9R 3368 leads GP9R 3373 and others westbound past Stockton Tower on January 7, 1973.

SP 3382 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3382 was built in May 1956 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 21419, SP T&NO 435, SP Class DF-607. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3557 SP Class EF418-6.
This locomotive was upgraded In June 1973 emerging as SP 3382 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired September 1995, sold January 1996. Possible it became Nevada Industrial Switching Corp 3382. Leased to Tennessee Eastman.
SP 3382 in Tracy
Southern Pacific GP9R 3382 in Tracy, California on an unrecorded date in March 1975.

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