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Steve Sloan's Trains : Southern Pacific : Locomotives 3700-3799

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SP 3701 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-8

Reportedly (sources), according to Strapac's great SP Compendium series, SP 3701 was built in April 1959 by by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25138, SP 5838, SP Class DF-612. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3701, SP Class EF418-8.
This locomotive was remanufactured in Nov. 1976 emerging as GP9R SP 3839 SP Class EF418E-4.
The disposition of this locomotive is, it was retired in April 1991 and is presumed scrapped.
SP 3701 in Suisun
Southern Pacific GP9 3701 sits in Suisun, CA on Monday, August 12, 1974.
On May 26, 2014 this photo was posted to Trainorders.
  • Photo of SP 3701 in Suisun
    Analog Photo Kodachrome Slide 5.1046, Scan 2014052501ph.4

SP 3706 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-8

Reportedly (sources), according to Strapac's great SP Compendium series, SP 3706 was built in April 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25143, SP 5843, SP Class DF-612. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3706 SP Class EF418-8. It was upgraded in December 1976 becoming SP 3841.
The disposition of this locomotive is, 3841 was retired in Dec. 1993 and sold in March 1995 Omni-Trax. In 1995 it went to Ottawa Valley Rail Link 4203 then Central Western Railway 4000. Current status not known.
SP 3706
SP GP9’s 3706, 3658 and black widow painted 3611 approach Stockton tower on January 1, 1973.
“SP westbound Santa Fe Tower, SP Westbound!”
On May 26, 2014 this photo was posted to Trainorders. WAF said, "Got bumped from piggybacks as GP20s, GP30s, GP35s, U25Bs, Alco 721s came along. Great locomotive in the RV pool to handle Bay Area trains when RV needed to turn back the big C-C for the mountain trains." He said the train is a "Valley drag to Tracy or Fresno."
  • Photo of SP 3706 in Stockton
    Analog Photo Kodachrome Slide 5.1047, Scan 2014052501ph.1

SP 3711 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-9

Reportedly (sources), according to Strapac's great SP Compendium series, SP 3711 was built in Aug. 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25634, SP 5875, SP Class DF-616. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3711 SP Class EF418-9.
This locomotive was remanufactured on Dec 1977 emerging as SP 3884 SP Class EF418R-5.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Dec 1986, sold Jan 1988 to Southwest Rwy Car Parts. Oct 1988 Leased to Buffalo & Pittsburgh, 1996 leased to Alaska RR. Aug 1999 went to Rock & Rail 201. Current status not known.
"Milwaukee" on Trainorders on May 26, 2014 said, "I saw Rock & Rail 201 (former SP 3711) at the NRE Silvis, IL shop a few years ago. I'm guessing it did not leave there in one piece although it's possible it is still there as they do take their time getting to the units in the backlot at times."

SP 3711 in Tracy
SP GP9’s 3711, 3658 and an SD45T-2 sit near the engine house in Tracy, CA on an unknown date in October 1972.
  • Photo of SP 3711 in Tracy.
    This was posted on Trainorders on May 26, 2014.
    Analog Photo Kodachrome Slide 5.1052, Scan 2014052501ph.2

SP 3718 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-9

Reportedly (sources), according to Strapac's great SP Compendium series, SP 3718 was built in August 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25641, SP 5882, SP Class DF-616. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3718 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-9.
This locomotive was downgraded in Nov. 1978 emerging as SP 2880 SP Class ES418-9.
The disposition of this locomotive is, it was retired in April 1985 and sold in June 1986, presumed scrapped.
SP 3718 in Taylor
SP GP9 3718 sits with U30C 7917 and a tunnel motor in LA's Taylor Yard engine terminal on Dec. 28, 1973.
  • Photo of SP 3718 in Taylor.
    This was posted on Trainorders on May 26, 2014.
    Analog Photo Kodachrome Slide 5.1059, Scan 2014052501ph.3
SP 3718 in Sacramento
Southern Pacific low-nose GP9 3718 is on the The Walnut Grove Branch (also called the Isleton Branch) in Sacramento, CA on April 7, 1975. According to Bill Calmes, aka SP8404 on Trainorders, "The crossing...is Del Rio Road."
This photo was posted to Trainorders on June 22, 2014.

SP 3720 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-9

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3720 was built in August 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25643, SP 5884, SP Class Class DF-616. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3720 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418R-5.
This locomotive was upgraded in March 1977 emerging as SP 3880 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-9.
The disposition of this locomotive is: Retired March 1997, sold July 1998, became Central Western Railway 4002. Current status not known.
SP 3720 in East Pleasanton
Southern Pacific low-nose GP9 3720 is in East Pleasanton, CA on an unrecorded date in 1973.
This photo was posted to Trainorders on June 22, 2014.

SP 3737, Baldwin, SP Class F-5 2-10-2

According to good sources, 3737 was built by Baldwin in 1923. From 1950 to 1953 it was leased to the T&NO as the 923. Vacated and scrapped in 1957.
SP 2-10-2 3737 in Dunsmuir?
SP 3737, a Class F-5 2-10-2 at what looks like Dunsmuir on an unknown date. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3740 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3740 was built in March 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 22947, SP 5765, SP Class DF-611. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3569 SP Class EF418-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in October 1972 emerging as GP9R SP 3740 SP Class EF418E-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired in December 1992, presumed scrapped but may have gone to Texas Northeastern.
SP 3740 in Oakland
Freshly rebuilt SP GP9R 3740 leads the 3741 at the West Oakland Homestead Yard in on an unknown date (after 10/18) in late October 1972. On May 31, 2014 this photo was posted to Trainorders. According to Railbaron on Trainorders, the tower behind it is "Magnolia Tower - Homestead Yard - Oakland, CA. Handled the SP/WP crossing."

SP 3742, Baldwin, SP Class F-5 2-10-2

According to good sources, Built by Baldwin in 1923, builders number 57482, SP 3742 was leased to T&NO as 933 in 1950 and was vacated and scrapped in 1953.
SP 3742, 2-10-2, Date and location not known
SP F-5 3742 2-10-2, location and date unknown. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3751 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3751 was built in Feb. 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 22923, SP 5741, SP Class DF-611.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3582 SP Class EF418-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in June 1973 emerging as GP9R SP 3751 SP Class EF418E-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Sept 1995. Sold Dec 1995. Current status not known, presumed scrapped.
SP 3751 in Roseville
Fresh out of the Sacramento Shops, Southern Pacific GP9R 3751 sits in the Roseville power pool waiting for work on an unrecorded date in October 1974.

SP 3768 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3768 was built in January 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 22916, SP 5734, SP Class DF-611. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3575, EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in September 1974 emerging as SP 3768 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Dec. 1994, sold March 1995 to Omni-Trax, became New Brunswick Southern 3768, returned to Omni-Trax. Current status not known.
SP 3768 in Watsonville
SP GP9R 3768 sits next to SP U30C 7920 at Watsonville Junction, CA on Sunday, April 16, 1978.

SP 3778 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3778 was built in April 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 22970, SP 5788, SP Class DF-611.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3629 SP Class EF418-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in August 1975 emerging as GP9R SP 3778 SP Class EF418E-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Feb. 1993, sold March 1995 to Omni-Trax. Became New Brunswick Southern 3778, then Ottawa Valley Rail Link 4201?, then sold to American Coal Company. Current status not known.
SP 3778 in Westley, CA
SP Kodachrome Geep 3778 on the westside hauler switching cars at Westley, CA on an unrecorded date in January 1991.

SP 3783 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3576 was built in Feb. 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 22917, SP 5735, SP Class DF-611.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3576 SP Class EF418-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in Dec. 1975 emerging as SP 3783 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is: Retired September 1995. Presumed scrapped.
SP 3783 in Oakland
SP GP9R 3783 leads another Geep west of the 16th Street Station, near 10th Street on an unknown date in West Oakland in July 1976.

SP 3792 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3792 was built in March 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 22979, SP 5797, SP Class DF-611.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3638 SP Class EF418-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in October 1972 emerging as GP9R SP 3792 SP Class EF418E-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is, Sept. 1995 and sold Nov. 1995. Current status not known, presumed scrapped.
SP 3792 in Oakdale, CA
Kodachrome SP 3792 a GP9R switching at Oakdale, CA early on January 16, 1989.

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