Southern Pacific

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SP and its subsidiaries

Steve Sloan's Trains : Southern Pacific : Locomotives 4300-4999

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SP 4306 EMD SD9E, SP Class EF618E-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, Rebuilt EMD SD9E 4306 was built as in March 1954 as SP 5340, SP Class DF-120. Serial Number: 19429. In 1965 it was renumbered SP 3801 (SD9) SP Class EF618-1.

This locomotive was upgraded in Sept 1970 emerging as SP 4306 EMD SD9E, SP Class EF618E-1.

The disposition of this locomotive is: Retired 18 Sep 1995, Delivered to Progress Rail, Fresno, Calif., 15 February 1996. It's nose was chopped and it became I&M Rail Link 610.

4306 on the CalP
My first wife, Candy Sloan, shot this photo of a friend on the SP between Susuin and Dixon, CA on SP SD9E 4306 on July 28, 1983.

SP 4312 EMD SD9E, SP Class EF618E-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4312 was built in April 1954 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 5343, SP 5343, SP Class DF-120. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3804 SP Class EF618-1.
This locomotive was upgraded in Oct. 1970 emerging as SP 4312 EMD SD9E, SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Jan. 1992. Sold June 1993, presumed scrapped.
SP 4312 in Roseville
On Tuesday, August 6, 1974 SP SD9R 4312 is sitting in Roseville, CA waiting for work.

SP 4314, ALCo 4-8-2, SP Class MT-1

According to good sources, A Century of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives, SP MT-1 4-8-2 4314, built by ALCo in May 1924, vacated and scrapped in 1953.
SP 4314, Location not known
Date likely before 1937. Location not currently known. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Darrough Collection. Since negatives were extensively traded it's possible Bill was not the photographer. Photos from this collection have been shared with permission from Jack Darrough, obtained before he died.

SP 4320 EMD SD9R, SP Class EF618E-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4320 was built in March 1954 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 19430, SP 5341, SP Class DF-120. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3802 SP Class EF618-1.
This locomotive was upgraded in Dec. 1970 emerging as SP 4320 EMD SD9R, SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Aug. 1995. Sold March 1996 to Nevada Industrial Switching, Exeter, CA. Presumed scrapped in 1997.
SP 4320 in Roseville
The west end of Roseville Yard is Antelope, CA and that is where SD9R 4320 is leading another SD9E, a U33C and a third SD9E on an unknown date in August 1977.

SP 4330, SP Built, SP Class MT-3

According to good sources, Guy L. Dunscombs, A Century of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives, SP MT-3 4-8-2 4330, built by SP Sacramento Shops in September 1925, vacated and scrapped in 1956.
SP 4330, Location not known
Date likely before 1939. Location not currently known. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Darrough Collection. Since negatives were extensively traded it's possible Bill was not the photographer. Photos from this collection have been shared with permission from Jack Darrough, obtained before he died.

SP 4331 EMD SD9R, SP Class EF618E-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4331 was built in Jan 1955 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 20231, SP 5377, SP Class DF-121. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3855 SP Class EF618-2.
This locomotive was upgraded in Feb. 1971 emerging as SP 4331 EMD SD9R, SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Feb 1993. Sold Jan. 1994. Became California Northern 203 then Twin Mountain Rock 602 (and here). Current status not known.
SP 4331 in Roseville
On September 8, 1974 SP SD9R 4331 is with the 9158 on track 4 of the inbound locomotive receiving tracks in the Roseville, CA Power Pool.

SP 4333 EMD SD9R, SP Class EF618E-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4333 was built in 1955 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 19929, SP 5388, SP Class DF-122. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3866 SP Class EF618-3.
This locomotive was upgraded in 1971 emerging as SD9R SP 4333 SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired 1995.
SP 4333 in Roseville
SP SD9R 4333 is waiting for work in Roseville, CA. The date is unrecorded, likely around 1976.

SP 4338 EMD SD9R, SP Class EF618E-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4338 was built in Feb 1955 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 19939, SP 5398, SP Class DF-122. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3876 SP Class EF618-3.
This locomotive was upgraded in March 1971 emerging as SP 4338 EMD SD9R, SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired March 1997. Sold April 1997. Became NREX 4338. Leased to Cargil. Current status not known.

SP 4338 in Lombard
4338, 4346, 4349, one more SD9R lead an NWP bound train through Lombard, CA on July 30, 1976.

SP 4350 EMD SD9R, SP Class EF618E-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 4350 was built in March 1955 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 19948, SP 5407, SP Class DF-122. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3885 EMD SD9, Class EF618-3.
This locomotive was upgraded in Sept. 1971 emerging as SP 4350 EMD SD9R, SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired October 1990, sold for scrap Sept. 1991.
SP 4350 model in Richmond
My old friend Elizabeth Allen's super detailed model of Southern Pacific SD9R 4350 was on display at the June 21, 2014 meeting of the Bay Area Prototype Modelers in Richmond, CA.

SP 4416-29, Lima 4-8-4, SP Class GS-3

According to good sources, Class GS-3 was built in 1937 by Lima. The disposition of this class of locomotive is, all scrapped by 1959.
Unknown SP GS-3 on Peninsula
SP GS-3 on the Coast Daylight between Burlingame and San Mateo at MP 17, date unknown. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Darrough Collection. Since negatives were extensively traded it's possible Bill was not the photographer. Photos from this collection have been shared with permission from Jack Darrough, obtained before he died.

SP 4428, Lima 4-8-4, SP Class GS-3

According to good sources, SP 4-8-4 4428 was built in 1937 by Lima as a model GS-3, builders number 7733. 4428 vacated in 1958 and scrapped in 1959.
SP GS-3 4428 at Logan, CA
Date and location not currently known for certain, likely Logan, CA. The number boards are blurry but they appear to say 2-98. There's a small saddle tank steam engine to the right of the train.

SP 4449 Lima 4-8-4, SP Class GS-4

Photos of SP 4449 are on this page

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