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SP and its subsidiaries

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SP 4000 ALCo RS32/DL-721, SP Class AF420-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4000 was built in March 1962 as an ALCo RS32/DL-721, builders number 84025, SP 7300, SP Class DF-618. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 4000, SP Class AF420-1.
This locomotive was changed to SP Class AS420-1 in March 1975.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired May 1977. Sold Nov. 1978. Leased to C&NW. Leased to Michigan Northern Rwy. Reportedly this locomotive was sold to Fundidora Monterrey, current status not known.
SP 4000 in Oakland
SP DL721/RS32 4000 with the 4002 at the West Oakland Diesel Shop on an unrecorded date in June 1974.

SP 4001 ALCo RS32/DL-721, SP Class AF420-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4001 was built in April 1962 as an ALCo RS32/DL-721, builders number 84026, SP 7301, SP Class DF-618. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 4001, SP Class AF420-1.
This locomotive was changed to SP Class AS420-1 in March 1975.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired May 1977. Sold Nov. 1978. Went to Chrome Crankshaft. Reportedly in May 1980 this locomotive was sold to Fundidora Monterrey, current status not known.
SP 4001 in Bayshore
On July 11, 1974 SP ALCo RS32 4001 sits between assignments at the roundhouse at Bayshore in San Francisco, CA. This is a restored damaged slide.

SP 4003 ALCo RS32/DL-721, SP Class AF420-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4003 was built in April 1962 as an ALCo RS32/DL-721, builders number 84028, SP 7303, SP Class DF-618. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 4003, SP Class AF420-1.
This locomotive was changed to SP Class AS420-1 in March 1975.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired May 1977. Sold Nov. 1978. Leased to C&NW.
SP 4003 in Roseville
Southern Pacific RS32 4003 sits in the power pool waiting for work in Tracy, CA Wednesday, October 9, 1974.

SP 4007 ALCo RS32/DL-721, SP Class AF420-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4007 was built in April 1962 an ALCo RS32/DL-721, builders number 84032, SP 7307, SP Class DF-618. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 4007, SP Class AF420-1.
This locomotive was changed to SP Class AS420-1 in March 1975.
The disposition of this locomotive is, sold Feb 1980. Presumed scrapped.
SP 4007 in Tracy
SP 4007 an RS32 at Tracy, CA on March 18, 1973.

SP 4008 ALCo RS32/DL-721, SP Class AF420-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4008 was built in April 1962 an ALCo RS32/DL-721, builders number 84033, SP 7308, SP Class DF-618. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 4008, SP Class AF420-1.
This locomotive was changed to SP Class AS420-1 in March 1975.
The disposition of this locomotive is, sold May 1978 in Houston and scrapped.
SP 4008 switching in Oakland
On June 8, 1974 SP RS32 4008 is working the yard, next to the West Oakland Diesel Shop shoving back towards the glasshouse (yard tower) in Oakland, CA.
SP 4008 at night in Oakland
On the night of Monday June 10, 1974 SP RS32 4008 is waiting to go back to work in the glasshouse yard in Oakland, CA.

SP 4038, Baldwin 2-8-8-2, SP Class MC-6

According to Guy L. Dunscombs, A Century of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives, SP 4038 was built in 1912 by Baldwin. In 1937 it was simpled to SP Class AC3.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired 1948 & scrapped.
SP 4038 in Sacramento
SP MC-6 (2-8-8-2 Mallet Consolidation) 4038 at what looks like Sacramento, CA. This photo may have been taken in Sacramento as the locomotive was being converted to simple, in July 1937, class AC-3. The cab was cut away in the process. It was built by Baldwin in October 1912 and retired and scrapped in 1948. Any more information appreciated. Photographer unknown.
According to Joe Strapac, "Looks like Sacramento to me, Steve. One of the last three to be converted to simple, in 1937. Evidence of wreck damage, suggesting that SP would have had to budget more $ than just the usual for one of this class. Nice picture! Keep them coming..."

SP 4046, Baldwin 2-8-8-2, SP Class AC-3

According to good sources, Guy L. Dunscombs, A Century of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives, SP 4046 was built in 1913 by Baldwin as, SP Class MC-6. In 1929 it was simpled to SP Class AC-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is, vacated and scrapped in Sacramento in 1947-48.
SP 4046 in Dunsmuir
SP 4046, AC-3 in Dunsmuir, CA. A 2-8-8-2 built as a mallet class MC-6 by Baldwin in 1913, converted to simple in 1929. Vacated and scrapped in 1948. — in Dunsmuir, California.

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