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SP 9504

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SP 9500 EMD SD45X, SP Class EF642-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 9500 was built in Aug. 1970 by EMD as a model SD45X, builders number 35741, SP 9500 EMD SD45X, SP Class EF642-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired June 1984, scrapped.
SP 9500 in Roseville, CA
On an unrecorded date in April 1975 Southern Pacific SD45X 9500 is shown on the east end of the yard in Roseville, CA

SP 9504 EMD SD45X, SP Class EF642-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 9504 was built in Feb. 1971 to SP specifications by EMD as a model SD45X, builders number 36807, EMD 4202. It was sold to Southern Pacific in December 1972 becoming SP 9504 EMD SD45X, SP Class EF642-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired June 1984, scrapped.
SP 9504 in Stockton
Southern Pacific SD45X 9504, still wearing EMD demonstrator paint, approaches the diamonds at Stockton, CA. The date of this photo was not recorded, likely in 1973.

SP 9505 EMD SD45X, SP Class EF642-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 9505 was built in 1971 by EMD as a model SD45X, builders number 36808, EMD 4203. It was sold to Southern Pacific in December 1972 becoming SP 9505 EMD SD45X, SP Class EF642-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired 1984, scrapped, 1992
SP 9505 in Oakland in demo paint
In January 2020 Ken Rattenne posted this photo I took in the 70s from his collection: SP SD45X No. 9505 leads a freight in Oakland CA in on an unknown day in May of 1974. The unit's EMD demo number has been replaced by SP's and soon will be repainted in SP colors.

SP 9800 Alco C643 (DH643), SP Class AF640-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 9800 was built in Sept. 1964 by ALCo as a model C643 (DH643), builders number 3374-01, SP 9018, SP Class DF-802. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 9150 Alco DH643, SP Class AF640-1. In 1969 it was renumbered to SP 9800 Alco DH643, SP Class AF640-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Apil 1973, scrapped.
SP 9800 in Roseville
The Alco hydraulics spent the vast majority of their time hanging around the Roseville shops. Here is DH643 9800 in its usual place on March 23, 1973. It still has its Nathan M3. Film Tri-X

SP 9902 EMD DD35B, SP Class EF850B-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 9902 was built in April 1964 by EMD as a model DD35B, builders number 28905, SP 8402, SP Class DF-700. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 9902 EMD DD35B, SP Class EF850B-1. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 9502 EMD DD35B, SP Class EF850B-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Jan 1976. Scrapped Dec. 1978.
SP 9902 in West Colton
Southern Pacific 9902 a DD35B heads west under Pepper Avenue in West Colton, CA on December 29, 1973.

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