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SP 6027 ALCo-GE PA-2, SP Class DP-9

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6027 was built in May 1952 by ALCo as a model PA-2, builders number 79039, SP 6027 ALCo-GE PA-2, SP Class DP-9. In 1965 it was reclassed SP Class AP620A-3.
This locomotive was upgraded on between 1956 and 1961.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Jan. 1966 and sold to ALCo.
SP 6027 on Overland
SP PA-2 6027 leads 5918 and two other ALCo passenger engines lead train 28, the Overland, eastbound into Richmond, CA Station in the mid 1950s. Relatives from the midwest were traveling on this train.
Photo by Lloyd D. Sloan.

SP 6051 EMD E9A, SP Class EP624A-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6051 was built in Dec. 1954 by EMD as a model E9A, builders number 20100, SP 6051, SP Class DP-12. According to Wikipedia 6051 was one of nine E9s built for SP by EMD in December 1954 as Construction Number 20100 on SP Order Number P-1041 and EMD Order Number 2068. It entered service on January 4, 1955 at Los Angeles. In 1965 it was changed to SP Class EP624A-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Dec. 1969. Donated to the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society. Deeded in June 1978 to the California State Railway Museum. Returned to service in 1983.
SP 6051 in Sacramento
On Friday December 16, 2011 SP 6051 was with WP 913 on the Polar Express holiday train. 6051 was on the north end of the train.
  • Photo of SP 6051 in Sacramento - SP 6051 follows WP 913 on the Polar Express holiday train, as it crosses the Lincoln Highway in Sacramento, CA.
    Nikon D300s Digital Image - 2011121601.144
  • Photo of SP 6051 in Sacramento - SP 6051 leading the first return trip of the Polar Express holiday train.
    Nikon D300s Digital Image - 2011121601.163

SP 6453 EMD FP7, EP415A-5

SP 6453 in the 1970's removed the Mars light from one of their FP7 passenger locomotives and replaced it with a gyralight. The result was quickly nicknamed "tit" by somelocal railfans. So, I offer SP 6453, and hope folks see it as a humorous opportunity to become aware of, and hopefully donate to, this worthy cause.

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According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6453 was built in Feb. 1953 by EMD as a model FP7A, builders number 18137, SP 6453, SP Class DF-12. In 1965 it was reclassified to SP Class EP415A-5.
The disposition of this locomotive is, sold in August 1972 to Amtrak in May 1973 it became Amtrak 116, became 376 in April 1976, became 493 in 1977 sold by Amtrak for scrap in May 1980.

SP 6453 in Oakland
SP 6453 is here photographed at the West Oakland Diesel Shop on an unknown date in December 1973.

SP 6554 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6554 was built in Feb. 1964 by EMD as a model GP35, builders number 28869, SP 7442, SP Class DF-623. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 6554 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-1.
This locomotive was not upgraded.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired May 1990. Sold to Morrison-Knudsen. Became BN G39M 2873.
SP 6554 at Roseville
SP GP35 6554 leads GP20 4084, GP9E 3840 and SD9E 4437 west of Antelope near Roseville on an unknown date in 1978.

SP 6560 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6560 was built in Feb. 1964 by EMD as a model GP35, builders number 28875, SP 7448, SP Class DF-623. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 6560 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-1.
This locomotive was upgraded in Jan. 1979 by MK emerging as SP 6312 SP Class EF425K-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired July 1998, sold May 1999.
SP 6560 in 1977
SP GP35 6560 sitting in the Roseville power pool on an unknown date in August 1977.
  • Photo of SP 6560
    Film Ilford HP5, Neg 1.3.8.36A, Scan 2010030801.10

SP 6586 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6586 was built in May 1964 by EMD as a model GP35, builders number 29560, SP 7474, SP Class DF-623. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 6586 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-2.
This locomotive was upgraded in November 1979 by CN emerging as SP 6352 SP Class Class EF425N-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired July 1994, sold April 1995 to Omni-Trax became (Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owned) Dallas Garland & Northeastern (DGNO) 6352.
SP 6586 in Sacramento
SP GP35 6586 and a sister power a train through Planehaven along Roseville Road, in Sacramento between Sacramento and Roseville, CA on an unknown date in Feb. 1978.

SP 6613 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6613 was built in 1965 by EMD as a model GP35, builders number 29718, 7756-17, SP 7716, SP Class DF-625. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 6613 SP Class EF425-3.
This locomotive was upgraded in 1979 emerging as GP35R, SP 6331 SP Class EF425N-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired 1996, sold to Progress Rail.
SP GP35 6613 in Fresno
SP GP35 6613 is sitting in the power pool in Fresno, CA in early 1978.

SP 6666 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-4

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6666 was built in Sept. 1965 by EMD as a model GP35, builders number 30178, SP 7769, SP Class DF-626. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 6666 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-4.
This locomotive was not upgraded.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Feb 1988, March 1989 sold to Levin Metals. Resold to National Railway Equipment Corp. 1997 rebuilt as an SD39-2M with Dofasco trucks for Ferrocarril del Pacifico of Chile FEPASA 2352, meter gauge.
SP 6666 in Roseville
Southern Pacific GP35 6666 sits with SD35 4703 in Roseville on an unknown date in May 1978.

SP 6677 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-4

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6677 was built in November 1965 by EMD as a model GP35, builders number 30189, SP 7780, SP Class DF-626. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 6677 EMD GP35, SP Class EF425-4.
This locomotive was upgraded in August 1979 by M-K emerging as SP 6302 SP Class EF425K-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired October 1995. Went to Quebec Southern 502, CDAC 502 to Watco (WAMX) GP38-2 3839.
SP GP35 6677 in Roseville
On an unknown date in May 1978 SP GP35 6677 is sitting in Roseville, CA. Tri-X Film

SP 6727 GE U25B, SP Class GF425-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6727 was built in 1963 by General Electric as a model U25B, builders number 34697, SP 7527, SP Class DF-622. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 6727 SP Class GF425-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired 1984, scrapped 1985.
SP U25B 6727 in Fresno
SP U25B 6727 is sitting in the power pool in Fresno, CA in early 1978.

SP 6754 GE U25B, SP Class GF425-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6754 was built in March 1964 by GE as a model U25B, builders number 34791, SP 7564, SP Class DF-624. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 6754 GE U25B, SP Class GF425-3.
This locomotive was rebuilt in Feb. 1982 emerging as SP 1611, TEBU, SP Class GF400R-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, became UPY 936.
SP U25B 6754 in Roseville
SP U25B 6754 is in Roseville on an unknown date in 1978 sitting waiting for work. According to "John," The 6754 was one of very few U25Bs to sport "stacked" lettering for the road name.

SP 6906 EMD SD35, SP Class EF625-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 6906 was built in Dec. 1964 by EMD as a model SD35, builders number 29836, SP 4822, SP Class DF-503. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 6906 EMD SD35, SP Class EF625-1.
This locomotive was upgraded in March 1977 emerging as SP 4701 SP Class EF620R-1. in 1979 became SP 2962, class ES620R-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, SP 2962 retired Feb. 1999, sold Oct. 1999 and scrapped in 2002.
SP 6906 in Roseville
Just out of Sacramento Shops with a fresh coat of paint, SP SD35 6906 waits with SD45T-2 9210 in the power pool in Roseville on an unrecorded date in 1974 for a call to duty that will likely take it south, to the Bakersfield - Tehachapi Frieght pool (BAK/TF) that was its normal home.

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