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SP 5317 at Woodford

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SP 5308 EMD SD39, SP Class EF623-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5308 was built in September 1968 by EMD as a model SD39, builders number 34006, SP 5308 EMD SD39, SP Class EF623-1
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Oct. 1995, sold April 1996 to Progress Rail. Sold August 1999 to National Railway Equipment. Rebuilt to SD40-2 M. Leased to UP, 4763. Renumbered to UP 2810 in Dec. 2001. Current status not known.
SP 5308 in Mojave
Southern Pacific SD39 5308 and fellow SD39 5303 switch cars in the SP yard in Mojave, CA on Thursday March 29, 1973.

SP 5313 EMD SD39, SP Class EF623-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5313 was built in October 1968 by EMD as a model SD39, builders number 34011, SP 5313, SP Class EF623-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired June 1984, sold August 1984. Scrapped.
Photo of SP 5313
Southern Pacific SD39 5313 is in Bakersfield, CA on March 14, 1975.
  • Photo of SP 5313
    Negative 1.2.25.47, Scan 2010010801.14

SP 5317 EMD SD39, SP Class EF623-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5317 was built in October 1968 by EMD as a model SD39, builders number 34012, SP 5317, SP Class EF623-1. In January 1994 it was renumbered 5298 to make room for D&RGW SD45s.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Jan. 1999 and scrapped in 2002.
SP 5317 at Woodford
Southern Pacific SD39 5317 leads SD45 8844 and other big EMDs on an SP westbound at Woodford, CA on October 21, 1974.

SP 5324 EMD SD39, SP Class EF623-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5324 was built in April 1970 by EMD as a model SD39, builders number 35821, SP 5324 EMD SD39, SP Class EF623-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, sold December 1986 to Rail Switching Services. 1987 became Copper Basin Rwy. 304. Feb 1995 became Helm HLCX 3952 then HATX 353. 1996 Indiana Harbor Belt 3902. Current status not known.
SP SD39 5324 at Highland
Southern Pacific SD39 5324 leads SP U28C 7155 and others past Highland at the Summit of SP’s Colton Cutoff on October 20, 1974.
SP SD39 5324 in Roseville
SP SD39 5324 is in Roseville on Sunday, April 11, 1976.

SP 5472 EMD SD9, SP Class DF-125

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5472 was built in March 1956 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 21297, SP 5472 EMD SD9, SP Class DF-125. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3946 SP Class EF618-5.
This locomotive was upgraded in Nay 1977 emerging as SP 4423, SD9R SP Class EF618R-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, the 4423 was sold to Omnitrax in the summer of 1993, along with about 100 other units. It became NWP 4423, purchased by Howard Wise of the Oakland Terminal Railway. According to their website, "The Pacific Locomotive Association contracted to get this locomotive just one day before it was to be scrapped."
SP 5472 in Niles Canyon
Happy passengers offer a toast to the photographer from the rear platform of the business car Oakland, on Sunday March 28, 2010.
About Southern Pacific #141 "Oakland"
Southern Pacific # 141, now owned by Golden Gate Railroad Museum, was built by the Pullman Company in 1927 and delivered to the railroad on January 20, 1928 as the “New York.” The car joined a distinguished fleet of business cars constructed by Pullman during the 1920’s and was assigned to A. D. MacDonald, Chief Financial Officer of Southern Pacific, with offices in New York. The car was renamed “Oakland” in November of 1928, and apparently was quickly sent to its namesake city. In 1932, A. D. MacDonald became president of the Southern Pacific ( a post he held until 1941) and S.P. 141 was assigned to him. Although the car wandered the nation as a president’s car, it was based in the Oakland business car yard for its entire working life.

SP DRGW 5510 EMD SD50

DRGW 5510, to SP 5510 to UP 5104, 9854 Owner: Southern Pacific Model: EMD SD50 Serial Number: 847022-10 Order No: 847022 Frame Number: 847022-10 Built: 9/1984
SP DRGW 5510 in Truckee
The 5510, a former DRGW SD50, is at Truckee California on August 12, 1997.
  • Photo of 5510
    Machine scan 2007021902.13v3

SP 5623 EMD GP9, SP Class DF-606

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series SP 5623 was built in April 1955 as SP 5623, SP Class DF-606, order number 5369-02, construction number 19978. In the 1965 renumbering it became 3005, SP Class EP418-3. In April 1977 it was rebuilt to SP 3189, SP Class EP418R-1. SP 3189 was retired in April 1991. In Dec. 1992 it was sold to Levin Metals. It was purchased from the scrap dealer in 1992 by Errol Ohman and Howard Wise. The pair restored the locomotive and repainted it into its original "black widow" paint scheme and its original number (5623) in 1993. SP 5623 spent most of the 1990s working for the Oakland Terminal Railway. The 5623 now resides the Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol, California, where it is used in occasional excursion service.
Torpedo Boat GP9 5623 at Niles Canyon
Southern Pacific Torpedo Boat GP9 5623 at Niles Canyon Railway's Brightside Yard shop, near Sunol, CA on March 13, 2011.

SP 5669 EMD GP9, SP Class DF-607

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5669 was built in 1956 by EMD as a model GP9, SP 5669, SP Class DF607, builder's number 21362. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3502 SP Class EF418-6.
This locomotive was upgraded in 1976 emerging as SP 3434 SP Class EF418E-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired 1987, 1993 went to Willamette and Pacific 1802:1, scrapped 1996.
Model of SP 5669 EMD GP9
SP 5669, a Halloween painted Athearn Genesis GP9 and an F7a lead a train over Mouse Creek at the California Central Model Railroad Club on Tuesday January 29, 2019.

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