Southern Pacific

2/6 at Norden

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Steve Sloan's Trains : Southern Pacific : Locomotives 8000-8584

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SP 8300 EMD SD40T-2, SP Class EF630-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 8300 was built in 1974 by EMD as a model SD40T-2, builders number 73629-01, SP 8300, SP Class EF630-3.
This locomotive became UP 8663, renumbered in 2001.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired in 2002, became Helm HLCX 6156. According to Jim Evans, "Someone in Eugene put an old cast Nathan P5 on 8300 and it sounded great!"
SD40T-2 SP 8300 in Oakland
On Wednesday October 17, 1984, SP SD40T-2 8300 is in the West Oakland Diesel Shop in Oakland, CA.

SP 8318 EMD SD40T-2, SP Class EF630-5

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 8318 was built in 1978 by EMD as a model SD40T-2, builders number 776069-12, SP 8318, SP Class EF630-5.
The disposition of this locomotive is, became UP 8686. Sold in 2001 becoming LTEX 8318.

SP 8318, SD40T-2 in Roseville
On Monday, May 12, 1986 SP SD40T-2 8318 is in Roseville, CA

SP 8400 class EMD SD40

2nd #6 at Norden
Another photographer said about these photos, "That train was a Sparks section of number six (2/6) on (Saturday) February 16, 1974. I made a copy of a slide of the train at 16th St and it was flying green flags??. Gas shortage (at the time) kept motorists off I-80. Amtrak put together a special train to Sparks, so the regular Number Six wouldn't be 30 cars long. All the equipment came off the Reno Fun Train pool. It was President's Weekend, so the equipment came back as 2/5 on Monday. UP958 led on Saturday and SP6453 on Monday, the 18th." According to WAF, "UP958 was pulled off the Sparks section that weekend and replaced with AM425 and the Sparks section was 2/5 on Monday 2-18. SP6453 and 6451 were the two SP Fs on 1/6 in his picture."

SP 8494 EMD SD40T-2, SP Class EF630-7

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 8494 was built in Feb 1978 by EMD as a model SD40T-2, builders number 776068-06, SP 8494 EMD SD40T-2, SP Class EF630-7.
The disposition of this locomotive is, became UP 8678, sold September 2002 to GE credit GECX, In 2007 went to Helm Leasing HLCX 6159.
8494 in Roseville
In March 1978 SP SD40T-2 8494 waits in Roseville Yard.

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