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SP 9168 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636-7

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 9168 was built in Feb. 1972 by EMD as a model SD45T-2, builders number 7336-03, SP 9168 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in October 1986 emerging as SP 6783 SP Class EF636LR-6.
The disposition of this locomotive is, sold to Helm in July 1995. as HATX 935. Became DM&IR 413 in Dec. 1996.
SP 9168 in Roseville
SP SD45T-2 9168 on a reefer block at Center Street Berry Street in Roseville, CA on an unrecorded day in 1975. According to Bruce Holder, "When they widened Atlantic St they eliminated Berry St crossing and put in a new crossing aligned with Center St."

SP 9232 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636-8

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 9232 was built in May 1972 by EMD as a model SD45T-2, builders number 72601-24, SP 9232 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636-8.
The disposition of this locomotive is, slated to be rebuilt into the 6894 engine was stripped but unit never rebuilt, scrapped instead.
SP 9232 in Roseville
SP SD45T-2 9232 with three weekend warriors: SDP45s 3204, 3205 and 3203 in Roseville, CA near Berry Street on an unrecorded day in 1975.

SSW 9263 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636C-7

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 9263 was built in Feb 1973 by EMD as builders number 72625-03, SSW 9263 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636C-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in November 1989 emerging as SSW 6889 SP Class EF636CR-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired May 1999, sold March 2001, presumed scrapped.
SSW 9263 at Roseville
Cotton Belt tunnel motor 9263 being hosteled at Roseville, CA on September 29, 1974. Reportedly, the SSW 9263 was built in February 1973. So, she would be about 17 months old when this photo was taken.

SSW 9301 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636C-8

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SSW 9301 was built in March 1973 by EMD as a model SD45T-2, builders number 72625-41, SSW 9301 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636C-8.
This locomotive was upgraded in Nov. 1987 emerging as SP 6827 SP Class EF636R-7.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Sept. 1999. Became B&LE 908.
SSW 9301 on the Benicia Bridge
In 1975 Cal P action; Cotton Belt 9301, an SD45T-2, leads a mixed set of EMD and Alco locomotives. 9301, 8443, 4009 and 4006 power off the Suisun Bay Bridge at Martienez, CA on an unrecorded date in 1975.

SP 9320 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636-12

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 9320 was built in Jan. 1974 by EMD as a model DDDD, builders number 73630-06, SP 9320 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636-12.
This locomotive was upgraded in April 1988 emerging as SP 6836 SP Class EF636R-8.
The disposition of this locomotive is, renumbered out of original SP sequence; rebuilt to 3000 hp SD40-2T by VMV in 1998-1999; renumbered to UP 4820, then UP 2852. Retired by UP in June 2008.
SP 9320 at Boca
Southern Pacific SD45T-2 is climbing westbound toward Truckee, CA with SD45 8920, an SD40 and another SD45T-2 on July 20, 1975. JS said, "That shot on Donner is the old station site of Boca, CA." WAF said, "(The) one at Boca on Donner is the RGRVY. The block of coiled steel on the head end is the giveaway."

SSW 9378 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636C-9

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP SSW 9378 was built in 1975 by EMD as a model SD45T-2, SP SSW 9378, SP Class EF636C-9, builder's number 74696-08.
The disposition of this locomotive is, assigned UP 4919. Retired in 1999.
SSW 9378 at Rowen
SP SSW SD45T-2 9378 leads a westbound through Rowen on Friday June 18, 1982.

SSW 9389 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636C-9

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SSW 9389 was built in May 1975 by EMD as a model SD45T-2, builders number 74696-19, SSW 9389 EMD SD45T-2, SP Class EF636C-9.
This locomotive was upgraded in March 1988 emerging as SP 6833 SP Class EF636LR-8.
The disposition of this locomotive is, 6833 wrecked March 24, 1991 in Cody KS, scrapped.
SSW 9389 in Oakland
On May 18, 1975 the 9389 did it's maiden run into Oakland on the WCOAF with SD45 8943 and an SW1500 2682 trailing. The train went dead on the law at milepost 8, East Oakland, and had to wait for a crew to bring it the rest of the way into Oakland yard. Ed Cooper said, "the unit was built in April 1975. It was the 600th EMD 3600 horsepower unit delivered delivered to Espee/Cotton Belt."

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