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SP and its subsidiaries

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SP 5100 GE 70 Ton, SP Class GS407-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5100 was built in April 1949 by General Electric as a model 70 Ton, builders number 30034, SP 5100, SP Class DERS-200. In 1950 it was rereclassed to SP Class DF-200. In 1963 it was rereclassed to SP Class DS-500. In 1965 it was rereclassed to SP Class GS407-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Dec. 1976. Became Weyerhaeuser 2901, then East Portland Traction 5100 then Samuels Steel Products 5100, then Oregon Pacific 5100. The 5100 is, or was, reportedly on display at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center.
SP 5100 in Eugene
On an unrecorded date in January 1977 SP 5100, a 70 Tonner GE, was sitting on the whiskers of the roundhouse in Eugene, OR.

SP 5103 GE 70 Ton, SP Class GS407-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5103 was built in May 1949 by General Electric as a model 70 Ton, builders number 30166, SP 5103, SP Class DERS-200. In 1950 it was rereclassed to SP Class DF-200. In 1963 it was rereclassed to SP Class DS-500. In 1965 it was rereclassed to SP Class GS407-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired July 1975. Became Staufer Chemical 510.
SP 5103 in Eugene
SP 5103, a GE 70 tonner, is sitting in Eugene, Oregon, on June 21, 1974.

SP 5161 ALCo RSD15 DL600B, SP Class AS624-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5161 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 5161 in Eugene
SP ALCo DL600B 5161 is working in Eugene yard in on an unrecorded date in August 1972.

SP 5162 ALCo RSD15 DL600B, SP Class AS624-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5162 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 5162 in Eugene
SP ALCo DL600B 5162 is waiting for work in Eugene yard in on an unrecorded date in August 1972

SP 5266 B-L-H AS-616, SP Class BS616-5

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5266 was built in Feb 1952 by B-L-H as a model AS616, builders number 75462, SP 5266, SP Class DF-112. In 1965 those of these that were still in existence became SP Class BS616-5.
The disposition of this locomotive is, SP 5266 was retired in October 1969 and scrapped in Nov. 1969.
SP 5266 in Roseville
SP B-L-H AS-616 5266 in Roseville, CA is what was likely and unknown date is September 1969. This would make it one of my oldest color slides.

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