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SP Photos from the Years 1980 to 1984
All of SP's Sulzer powered TE70-4S engines pull out of the Homestead end of the West Oakland Yard in mid-1980 after dropping off a BROAT. The Sulzer's didn't last very long; their paint job was definitely unique. Date:
1980-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
All of SP's Sulzer powered TE70-4S engines pull out of the Homestead end of the West Oakland Yard in mid-1980 after dropping off a BROAT. The Sulzer's didn't last very long; their paint job was definitely unique. Date:
1980-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
Another experimental paint job from 1980 is modeled by SD40R 7342 (and SP caboose #1 in the background). This original version (SD45R 7399 was the only other unit to be so painted) was special in that the hood lettering was red on this side and white on the other and the "bloody nose" was solid on one side and had wings on the other. Date:
1980-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
Broadside of SP GP40X 7200 (complete with factory "elephant ears") leading a OALAT out of West Oakland. c. 1980. Date:
1980-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
SP SW1200 2278 grinds around the wye at West Oakland on its way to the Desert Yard. SP SW1200's had most of the options that EMD could serve up (with the exception of Flexicoil trucks and dynamic brakes). Date:
1980-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
An SP sugar beet train moves south from Magnolia Tower onto Jack London Square. GP9E 3303 leads two SD45T-2's and those famous wood side beet racks. Date:
1980-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
SP SD7R 1508 and a GP9E come around the corner in front of the Santa Fe's Fullerton depot on the UP's Anaheim Branch in 1980. This location is where the overhead bridge is at the depot today. While a segment of the UP's branch remains between Basta and Fullerton, it is now a car storage track connected to the Santa Fe's south main track. Date:
1980-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
SP SD40T-2 8539 leads a westbound freight through Jack London Square in 1980. Date:
1980-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
For you modelers, here is traditional SP cab 1021 going around the corner at Bay Street on its way to the Desert Yard. While SP's trademark bay window cabooses are well known, it also rostered some 200 traditional coupla cabooses modernized from the steam era. Date:
1980-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
In 1981, the SP could still field a great array of first generation power. Here 5 GP9E's round the corner at 10th Street in West Oakland and prepare to head east to pick up their train at the top of the Desert Yard. SP's rebuilt GP9's were the best of all GP9 rebuilds, since they kept their classic lines and the full SP headlights. Date:
1981-00-00
Added:
2007-08-12
A westbound Cal-P SP train works its way out of the Homestead end of the West Oakland Yard on September 14, 1981. SP SD40R 7331 leads SD40T-2 8506 and SD45 8967. Date:
1981-09-14
Added:
2007-08-13
SP SD40R 7326 crosses the private crossing at 10th Street in West Oakland with a westbound off the Cal-P that includes SD45T-2 9320 and 26 cars. September 14, 1981. Date:
1981-09-14
Added:
2007-08-13
Another short westbound off the Cal-P is lead by SD45T-2's 9369 and SSW9262 and GP9E's 2873 and 3853 on September 14, 1981. 10th Street in West Oakland. Date:
1981-09-14
Added:
2007-08-13
A westbound pulls out of the Homestead end of the West Oakland Yard with SP SD45's 9019 and 9046, SD40T-2 8513, and GP9E 3772 on September 22, 1981. Check out the large Santa Fe logo boxcars. Date:
1981-09-22
Added:
2007-08-13
SP U33C 8698 trails a SD45T-2 at Homestead Yard in Oakland on September 25, 1981. The yellow and orange is an indication of the unit's recent return from a lease to the National Railways of Mexico. Date:
1981-09-25
Added:
2007-08-13
SP GP9E 3788 looks bald without its full light package; perhaps it was damaged and replacement gyralights were not readily available. In any case, its awaiting its next assignment at West Oakland with SD45 8887 and rebuilt SD45R 7401 on October 31, 1981. Date:
1981-10-31
Added:
2007-08-13
Later in the morning of November 25, 1981, SP SW1500 2573, a long time Bay Area resident, shows off its classic SP lines as it switches. Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-13
The OASJY departs Homestead Yard in Oakland with 7349-8370-3846-4358-4434-3803 and is passing SP 2573 switching on the next lead over. Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-13
Recently mated SP road slug set 7940-1600-7941 has cut off its train at West Oakland and has come out of the Homestead end of the yard to go back to the West Oakland diesel shop. The GP40-2's had been running in pairs since their delivery waiting for the Morrison-Knudsen rebuilt slugs (from U25B's). Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-13
SP road slug 1600 at Homestead Yard, Oakland, CA. Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-13
SP road slug 1600 at Homestead Yard, Oakland, CA. Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-13
Recently mated SP road slug set 7940-1600-7941 has cut off its train at West Oakland and has come out of the Homestead end of the yard to go back to the West Oakland diesel shop. The GP40-2's had been running in pairs since their delivery waiting for the Morrison-Knudsen rebuilt slugs (from U25B's). Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-13
Recently mated SP road slug set 7940-1600-7941 has cut off its train at West Oakland and has come out of the Homestead end of the yard to go back to the West Oakland diesel shop. The GP40-2's had been running in pairs since their delivery waiting for the Morrison-Knudsen rebuilt slugs (from U25B's). Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-13
SSW B30-7 7788 shows off its sound baffles at West Oakland with 8830, 9226, and 9254. Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-13
SSW B30-7 7788 shows off its sound baffles at West Oakland with 8830, 9226, and 9254. Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-13
SP GP9R 3803 with a few mates on an OASJY at Homestead Yard, Oakland, CA, November 25, 1981. Date:
1981-11-25
Added:
2007-08-18
The OAWCY is rolling through Jack London Square with a mixed bag for power: SD40R 7360, U33C 8703, and GP9E 3778. Date:
1981-11-28
Added:
2007-08-13
SP SD44R 7399 and SD40T-2 8493 bounce across the West Oakland Yard leads as they come out of the West Oakland diesel shop. These two engines are in charge of the OARVV on this cloudy December 13, 1981. Date:
1981-12-13
Added:
2007-08-13
Up close rear view of SD44R 7399 at West Oakland, December 13, 1981. Date:
1981-12-13
Added:
2007-08-13
SP SD44R 7399 and SD40T-2 8493 lead a OARVV through Berkeley, CA, on a rainy cool December 13, 1981. Date:
1981-12-13
Added:
2007-08-13
SP GP35R 6306 has made a rare trip to Northern California with GP40-2 7616. West Oakland, December 15, 1981. Date:
1981-12-15
Added:
2007-08-14
On a cold, rainy December 29th, 1981, the Davis train order board is set for a westbound to pickup orders to continue down the Cal-P mainline. Date:
1981-12-29
Added:
2007-08-14
Later in the afternoon of January 8, 1982, a classic scene of a westbound SP rolling by the 16th Street station. SD45T-2's SP 9190 and SSW 9279 lead a short train. Date:
1982-01-08
Added:
2007-08-14
An eastbound at 85th Avenue in East Oakland is headed for San Jose with SD40R 7352, SD45T-2 9323, and UP SD40-2 3766. Date:
1982-01-19
Added:
2007-08-14
On February 26, 1982, a 2-LABAT has come up the Coast with a full brace of 20 cylinder power; SD45's 9030, 8941, and 8807, and SD45T-2 9176. This could have been from any time in the decade before this photo was taken. Date:
1982-02-26
Added:
2007-08-15
On February 26th, 1982, SD40T-2's 8543 and 8363 have an SJASY (San Jose to Alton & Southern (St. Louis)) in charge as they avoid a baggage cart on the platform at 16th Street. Date:
1982-02-26
Added:
2007-08-15
A westbound train rolls past Jorgensen Steel with 8506-2637-3803-4440. Date:
1982-02-27
Added:
2007-08-15
A westbound train rolls past Jorgensen Steel with 8506-2637-3803-4440. Date:
1982-02-27
Added:
2007-08-15
March 5th, 1982 was busy day in West Oakland. First, checking the West Oakland Diesel Shop, SP passenger GP9E 3187 has slipped out of the shop in gray primer. The "Galloping Ghost," as I refered to it, is in the process of being repainted into the experimental Caltrain paint scheme. Even in the early eighties, it was possible to paint a locomotive out-of-doors in the Bay Area...couldn't do that today! Date:
1982-03-05
Added:
2007-08-15
Expressing 30 years difference in EMD switcher design, SW8 1123 and SW1500 2668 trundle back through the Magnolia interlocking after conducting some switching in East Oakland. Date:
1982-03-05
Added:
2007-08-15
Shortly after that, two tunnel motors (8341 and 9247) drag an OASJY (Oakland-San Jose) out of the Homestead with 71 cars. Date:
1982-03-05
Added:
2007-08-15
Train #38 with SD9E 4451 in charge pops out of the tunnel near Paul Ave. on March 29, 1982. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-15
Train #40, led by SDP45 3208, makes the turn at 7th and Townsend as SP SW1200 2280 and SW8 1105 switch coaches for the afternoon rush. San Francisco, March 29, 1982. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-15
SP SW8 1105 switches double decker cars at 7th Street in San Francisco. The 1105 was one of the few SW8's that the SP had that didn't have dynamic braking as original equipment. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-16
SP GP40P-2 3199 turns the corner at 7th and Townsend in San Francisco with train #42 but the clouds got there first. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-16
GP9E 3192 brings train #55 into San Francisco as it passes SW8 1105. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-16
SP SDP45 3203 leads Harriman cars in their steamy glory on train #48. San Francisco, March 29, 1982. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-16
Train #57 comes out from under I-280 paralleling 7th Street with GP9E 3186 leading. San Francisco, March 29, 1982. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-16
SP SW1200 2280, with a glorious shiny paint job, suns itself at 7th Street in San Francisco, March 29, 1982. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-16
SP SDP45 3201 and GP9E 3191 lead #50, a five car train, out of San Francisco. March 29, 1982. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-16
Train #56 with SDP45 3209 departs San Francisco on March 29, 1982. Date:
1982-03-29
Added:
2007-08-16
Three classic SP faces are lined up on the ready tracks at the West Colton Diesel Shop. SD40R 7328 shows off its full SP light package, while SW1500 2622 is tucked away between 7328 and uniquely bare faced SD38-2 2975. SP's SD38-2's, bought especially for the West Colton hump, never received the full light package, only a standard dual beam headlight in the nose. Date:
1982-04-01
Added:
2007-08-16
Rebuilt GP9E 3406 sits in the rain with sister 3397 at West Colton on April 1st, 1982. These old Los Angeles-based warriors always looked good, with their full light packages and their clean paint jobs. Date:
1982-04-01
Added:
2007-08-16
Here is an amazing Loma Linda Helper for SP's San Timeteo Canyon. B30-7's 7854 and SSW7795 are paired up with U33C's 8771 and 8592. Date:
1982-04-01
Added:
2007-08-16
SP SD45 9123 flies down the last few miles towards Bakersfield on a westbound. Date:
1982-04-02
Added:
2007-08-16
SSW 7792 shows its flanks in this broadside shot at Mojave, CA. Date:
1982-04-02
Added:
2007-08-16
Cotton Belt B30-7 7792 shows off its full light package at Mojave, CA. Date:
1982-04-02
Added:
2007-08-16
SP B30-7's 7871 and SSW 7792 rest on the engine lead at Mojave, CA. Date:
1982-04-02
Added:
2007-08-16
Another day on Tehachapi! At Tunnel 2, a westbound pops out of west portal with SD45T-2 9230 leading 8959, 8659, and 8519 and 47 cars. That's Eric Blasko on the inside of the curve! Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
At the east end of Cliff, a Southern Pacific freight pulls out of the siding after meeting a Santa Fe westbound. The headend is a classic SP lashup, SD40R 7314 and unrebuilt SD45's 8980, 9148, and 9055, while the helper is a mix of the new and the old, with SD40T-2 8504, SD40R 7327, and SD9E 4358. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
At the east end of Cliff, a Southern Pacific freight pulls out of the siding after meeting a Santa Fe westbound. The headend is a classic SP lashup, SD40R 7314 and unrebuilt SD45's 8980, 9148, and 9055, while the helper is a mix of the new and the old, with SD40T-2 8504, SD40R 7327, and SD9E 4358. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
At the east end of Cliff, a Southern Pacific freight pulls out of the siding after meeting a Santa Fe westbound. The headend is a classic SP lashup, SD40R 7314 and unrebuilt SD45's 8980, 9148, and 9055, while the helper is a mix of the new and the old, with SD40T-2 8504, SD40R 7327, and SD9E 4358. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
On April 3rd, 1982, an eastbound SP freight with a quartet of 20-cylinder power (SSW9299-9002-7400-9021) and four more as mid-train helpers (9303-9355-9142-9133) is about to enter the tunnel under the Tehachapi Loop. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
On April 3rd, 1982, an eastbound SP freight with a quartet of 20-cylinder power (SSW9299-9002-7400-9021) and four more as mid-train helpers (9303-9355-9142-9133) is about to enter the tunnel under the Tehachapi Loop. Here are the mid-train helpers. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
On April 3rd, 1982, an eastbound SP freight with a quartet of 20-cylinder power (SSW9299-9002-7400-9021) and four more as mid-train helpers (9303-9355-9142-9133) is about to enter the tunnel under the Tehachapi Loop. B. C. Hellman and Harry Wong look on. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
On April 3rd, 1982, a westbound SP sweeps around the bridge between Walong and Woodford with 8568-9112-9074-8824-8693 and 129 empties. Date:
1982-04-03
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2007-08-16
On April 3rd, 1982, the LABRF with 8572-9248-8544-9333 rolls downhill at Woodford, CA. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
An eastbound SP freight of lumber is working hard at the west end of Woodford. The consist is 8519-8659-9400-9230-9081 with mid-train helpers 7344-8359-8569-9036-8562. Date:
1982-04-03
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2007-08-16
An eastbound SP freight of lumber is working hard at the west end of Woodford. The consist is 8519-8659-9400-9230-9081 with mid-train helpers 7344-8359-8569-9036-8562. April 3, 1982. Here are the helpers. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
SP 7882 rests at Mojave, CA on April 3rd, 1982. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
The Searles Turn has arrived at Mojave, CA with 4 B30-7's and SD40T-2, where they are added to 2 other B30-7's. April 3rd, 1982. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
SP SD40T-2 8524 is among a group of B30-7's at Mojave, CA on April 3rd, 1982. Date:
1982-04-03
Added:
2007-08-16
SP SDP45's 3205 and 3208 spend a Saturday morning forwarding the 103 cars of the OASJY to San Jose. Date:
1982-04-18
Added:
2007-08-16
SP GP9E 3438 shows off its clean paint from its recent overhaul as it leads the OAWJK on April 18th, 1982 as it leaves Oakland. Date:
1982-04-18
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2007-08-16
SP GP9 2890 and SD39 5309 trail the consist of the OAWJK at Oakland, April 18th, 1982. Date:
1982-04-18
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2007-08-16
The OAWJK departs Oakland with 3438-3767-2890-5309 and 113 cars. April 18, 1982. Date:
1982-04-18
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2007-08-16
The OAWJK departs Oakland with 3438-3767-2890-5309 and 113 cars. April 18, 1982. Date:
1982-04-18
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2007-08-16
SP SDP45's 3208 and 3205 bring the SJOAY into Oakland on their usual weekend tours away from the commute pool. April 18th, 1982. Date:
1982-04-18
Added:
2007-08-16
At the West Oakland Diesel Shop, SDP45 3200 and SD40R 7342 compare nose and cab equipment. Nothing looks better than fully stocked SP engines! April 18th, 1982. Date:
1982-04-18
Added:
2007-08-16
Blast off through Berkeley! SP Extra 8314 East has 121 cars in tow with 8314-2539-9265-8306 howling away under the old signal bridge next to Aquatic Park. Date:
1982-05-22
Added:
2007-08-16
SP SW8 1120 switches the little pocket yard on 18th Street neat Wood Street in Oakland. I believe that this is one of the few (if only) times that I saw an operation over on 18th Street. The track connected with the main line just east of the 16th Street Interlocking Tower. June 17, 1982. Date:
1982-06-17
Added:
2007-08-16
On June 17, 1982, SP SW1500 2684 has reached down into the WP transfer connection in West Oakland to get WP F7A 918. The 918 is on its way to PLA in Richmond for preservation. Date:
1982-06-17
Added:
2007-08-16
On June 22, 1982, a SP westbound is seen coming off the long trestles into Davis. Consist is 8289-UP3750-SSW7788-8530. Date:
1982-06-22
Added:
2007-08-16
On June 22, 1982, between Elvas Tower and Antelope, a RVWJR empty reefer block with 129 cars is getting up to track speed with 8567 and 9236 in charge at MP 100. Date:
1982-06-22
Added:
2007-08-16
On June 22, 1982, between Elvas Tower and Antelope, a RVWJR empty reefer block with 129 cars is getting up to track speed with 8567 and 9236 in charge at MP 100. Date:
1982-06-22
Added:
2007-08-16
A peek in the Sacramento Locomotive Works finds SP SD45X 9504 sitting forlornly with newly shopped GP40R SSW 7966 in the background. Date:
1982-06-22
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2007-08-16
SP SD45T-2 9348 leads a westbound solo with a train from San Jose as it enters the Homestead Yard. June 28, 1982. Date:
1982-06-28
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2007-08-16
SP SW1200 2284 switches a car under the Oakland Terminal trestles with the US Army engine house in the background. June 28, 1982. Date:
1982-06-28
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2007-08-16
An eastbound with SD9E 4360 and SD9R 4439 comes through Berkeley on a cloudy June 28, 1982. Date:
1982-06-28
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2007-08-16
A great shot of the fueling and sanding tracks at the Roseville facilities. SP SD40T-2 8300 and SD45T-2 9313 proudly represent the Southern Pacific's mountain railroading heritage centered around Roseville, just as cab-forwards had fifty years previously. August 16, 1982. Date:
1982-08-16
Added:
2007-08-16
Surprise! Tucked in behind a row of flangers at the east end of the Roseville shops is Stockton Terminal and Eastern S2 507, up from Stockton for some wheel work. August 16, 1982. Date:
1982-08-16
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2007-08-16
At the 7th Street and Townsend "shops," bicentennial painted SP GP40P-2 3197 waits for its next assignment with a SDP45. Date:
1982-08-20
Added:
2007-08-17
SP SW1500 2598 switches a car into Mission Bay Yard in San Francisco on August 20, 1982. Date:
1982-08-20
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2007-08-17
SP SDP45 3201 is charge of train #46 at 7th and Townsend in San Francisco. Date:
1982-08-20
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2007-08-17
SP SDP45 3204 is charge of train #44 at 7th and Townsend in San Francisco. August 20, 1982. Date:
1982-08-20
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2007-08-17
Bicentennial SP GP40P-2 3197 is in charge of train #48 and it has Harrimans to boot! August 20, 1982. Date:
1982-08-20
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2007-08-17
Train #57 comes around the corner at 7th and Townsend in San Francisco with SD9E 4450 leading 3 cars. August 20, 1982. Date:
1982-08-20
Added:
2007-08-17
Two GP9E's have train #54 in hand leaving 4th and Townsend. Caltrain painted 3187 and SP 3189 have to keep up with the schedule that a SDP45 would have. August 20, 1982. Date:
1982-08-20
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2007-08-17
SP GP40P-2 3198 leads train #56 out of San Francisco on August 20, 1982. Date:
1982-08-20
Added:
2007-08-17
On the platform at 4th and Townsend, train #60, with SDP45 3207 leading, and its conductor are waiting for their customers. August 20, 1982. Date:
1982-08-20
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2007-08-17
On the platform at 4th and Townsend, train #60, with SDP45 3207 leading, and its conductor are waiting for their customers. August 20, 1982. Date:
1982-08-20
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2007-08-17
On the platform at 4th and Townsend, train #60, with SDP45 3207 leading, and its conductor are waiting for their customers. August 20, 1982. Date:
1982-08-20
Added:
2007-08-17
On August 26th, 1982, the SP's BAESY grinds up the Loop with 8321-8878-8552-9340 on the headend and 8327-9206-8965-8509 cut in midtrain. Date:
1982-08-26
Added:
2007-08-17
On August 26th, 1982, the SP's BAESY grinds up the Loop with 8321-8878-8552-9340 on the headend and 8327-9206-SSW8965-8509 cut in midtrain. Date:
1982-08-26
Added:
2007-08-17
A morning lumber freight with an SP 4-by-4; headend is SSW9065-SSW9291-7329-8236 and the helpers are 8362-9243-9209-SSW9271. Below the Tehachapi Loop, August 27, 1982. Date:
1982-08-27
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2007-08-17
A morning lumber freight with an SP 4-by-4; headend is SSW9065-SSW9291-7329-8236 and the helpers are 8362-9243-9209-SSW9271. Below the Tehachapi Loop, August 27, 1982. Date:
1982-08-27
Added:
2007-08-17
SP's hot BRLAT comes around the horseshoe curve at Caliente. It has 60 cars being propelled by SSW8374-8958-8548-UP3442. August 27, 1982. Date:
1982-08-27
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2007-08-17
In the afternoon of August 27th, 1982, light helpers start up the hill from Bakersfield with 8543-8317-7357-9080. Date:
1982-08-27
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2007-08-17
A westbound trundles through Jack London Square with SD40T-2 8371 leading rebuilt SD9's 4439, 4357, and 4351. August 31, 1982. Date:
1982-08-31
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2007-08-17
An RVWJR reefer block comes into Oakland right behind an Amtrak San Joaquin. SD9E's 4307, 4410, and 4347 have SW1500 2597 with them to lend a hand with 72 empty reefers for Watsonville. September 8, 1982. Date:
1982-09-08
Added:
2007-08-17
The LABAT is gettign ready to enter the Homestead Yard after its overnight run up the Coast Line from Los Angeles. Today's power is three GP40X's 7231-7230-7201, and yes, the nose of 7231 is actually running a little on the pink side. September 8, 1982. Date:
1982-09-08
Added:
2007-08-17
The LABAT is gettign ready to enter the Homestead Yard after its overnight run up the Coast Line from Los Angeles. Today's power is three GP40X's 7231-7230-7201, and yes, the nose of 7231 is actually running a little on the pink side. September 8, 1982. Date:
1982-09-08
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2007-08-17
SP NW2E 1312 switches the EBMUD plant just east of 34th Street in a classic SP scene on September 8, 1982. Date:
1982-09-08
Added:
2007-08-17
The LABAT with 8572 and 9177 arrives in Oakland on September 13, 1982. Note the three "original" SP stack cars on the headend. Date:
1982-09-13
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2007-08-17
SP SD9R 4441, the last one rebuilt, runs light engine from East Oakland through the Magnolia Interlocking on September 13, 1982. Date:
1982-09-13
Added:
2007-08-17
The Hayward Local rolls through Jack London Square with SP SW1500 2573 in the lead. September 15, 1982. Date:
1982-09-15
Added:
2007-08-17
A south bound rolls through Jack London Square with SD45 9017 and SD45T-2 9172 and 9191. September 15, 1982. Date:
1982-09-15
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2007-08-17
The LABAT cruises under the old Broadway Ave. signal bridge in Jack London Square. SP engines 9182-9260-7320 lead 22 cars from Los Angeles.. September 15, 1982. Date:
1982-09-15
Added:
2007-08-17
A long northbound SP looms out of the fog on the morning of December 4, 1982. Tunnel motors 8306 and 9208 have 118 cars in tow for Roseville. Date:
1982-12-04
Added:
2007-09-22
A southbound SP train approaches Stockton Tower with 8390-9203-8391 hauling a train of 36 loads and 73 empties. Date:
1982-12-04
Added:
2007-09-22
Another southbound passes under the signal bridge guarding the Stockton Tower diamonds. SP 7304-8335-8331 have 93 cars on the roll. Date:
1982-12-04
Added:
2007-09-22
The LABRF blasts off from a pickup at Stockton Yard. Cotton Belt 8322 and SP 7314 blow a cloud of sand as things get a little slippery. Date:
1982-12-04
Added:
2007-09-22
The RGOAF with 8569-7421-8321 passes some maintenance of way equipment at the Antelope end of the Roseville yard. Date:
1982-12-04
Added:
2007-09-22
The CIWCY is about to enter West Colton Yard after its short trip from the City of Industry. Today's lashup is a combination of the modern (SD38-2's 2972 and 2971 with slug 1002) and the old SD7R 1536. December 20, 1982. Date:
1982-12-20
Added:
2007-09-22
SP U25BE 3101 sits in the Taylor deadline waiting for some major engine work. She would remain out of service for a couple of years until SP's need for transfer power became so acute that she did get repaired and saw one more campaign. Date:
1982-12-21
Added:
2007-09-22
SSW 9382 and UP 3763 lead a westbound through Shellmound, CA. Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-24
SSW 9382 and UP 3763 on a westbound passes the OARVV with 9368 and 9307. Emeryville, CA, March 13, 1983. Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-24
The OARGM is getting ready to leave Emeryville with DRGW SD40T-2 5394 and GP40 3057 leading 110 empty coal hoppers for the return trip to Salt Lake City and home rails. Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW 5394 and 3057 lead the OARGM with 110 empty coal hoppers along the shores of the Carquinez Straits Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW 5394 and 3057 lead the OARGM with 110 empty coal hoppers along the shores of the Carquinez Straits Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-25
The OARVV has come via the now dormant Mococo Line on the late winter afternoon of March 13, 1983. SP SD45T-2's 9368 and 9307 have 102 cars in tow with stops at Tracy, Stockton, and Sacramento before reaching Roseville. Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-25
The OARVV passes the Pittsburg, CA depot on a late winter afternoon of March 13, 1983. Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-25
The OARGM is brilliantly lit up by the late afternoon sun as it rolls along the Mococo Line between Port Chicago and Pittsburg. Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW SD40T-2 5394 and GP40 3057 are a long ways from where they are supposed to be. They are about to storm past the old SP depot at Pittsburg, CA on the Mococo Line late in the day on March 13, 1983. Those Rio Grande hoppers are definitely taking the scenic route home. Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW 5394 passes the old SP depot in Pittsburg, CA on March 13th, 1983. Date:
1983-03-13
Added:
2007-09-25
SP 4433 acts like the Little Engine that Could. It is charge of a 50 car OARVW on March 17, 1983 and must have had fun on the approach to the Benicia Bridge. Date:
1983-03-17
Added:
2007-09-25
SP SW1500 2668 hauls Howard Terminal Whitcomb 45ton #8 from its old home at Howard Terminal to Port of Oakland owned property off of 8th Ave and the Embarcadero for storage. The little engine stayed there until 1987, when it was donated to the California State Railway Museum. March 17th, 1983. Date:
1983-03-17
Added:
2007-09-25
Howard Terminal Whitcomb 45ton #8 is pushed by SP 2668 along the Nimitz Freeway as it is moved from Howard Terminal to other Port of Oakland property. March 17, 1983. Date:
1983-03-17
Added:
2007-09-25
Four large Rio Grande motors have cut off their westbound train at West Oakland Yard and are moving towards the SP West Oakland Diesel Shop. Power is 5402-5382-5317-5411. March 18, 1983. Date:
1983-03-18
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW 5402 slides past some Amtrak Superliners at West Oakland Yard. March 18, 1983. Date:
1983-03-18
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW 5411 and 5317 lead 81 loaded coal hoppers through Elmhurst on the SP Coast Line. March 18, 1983. Date:
1983-03-18
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW 5411 and 5317 lead 81 loaded coal hoppers through Elmhurst on the SP Coast Line. March 18, 1983. Date:
1983-03-18
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW 5382 sits in the fuel racks at West Oakland with SP GP40X's 7201-7231-7230. March 18, 1983. Date:
1983-03-18
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW 5402 is ready to head east up the Cal-P after doubling over its train at East Oakland on March 19, 1983. Date:
1983-03-19
Added:
2007-09-25
The OARVV is ready to proceed eastbound up the Cal-P from East Oakland with DRGW SD40T-2's 5402 and 5382 and SP units 9318, 7340, 9023, 3202, and 3198. March 19, 1983. Date:
1983-03-19
Added:
2007-09-25
SP 7340, part of the DRGW 5402 East, is actually missing some parts (lights and fans), so it must be on its way to Sacramento Shops for some heavy work. March 19, 1983. Date:
1983-03-19
Added:
2007-09-25
The OAWJY rolls through Jack London Square with bicentennial painted GP40P-2 3197 and SDP45's 3200 and 3205 leading 66 caras to Watsonville. March 19, 1983. Date:
1983-03-19
Added:
2007-09-25
Head on shot of DRGW 5402. Oakland, CA, March 19, 1983. Date:
1983-03-19
Added:
2007-09-25
DRGW SD40T-2's 5402 and 5382 lead 5 SP engines and the OARVV as they storm past the old SP depot in Berkeley, CA. March 19, 1983. Date:
1983-03-19
Added:
2007-09-26
DRGW 5402 East blast past the old SP depot in Berkeley, CA. Date:
1983-03-19
Added:
2007-09-26
SP's lowest numbered SD45T-2, SSW 9157, leads GP40-2 7664 on a BAESY with 32 cars on March 21, 1983. These were the days when there was useable industrial trackage in Berkeley. Date:
1983-03-21
Added:
2007-09-29
B30-7's 7875-7828-7801 charge elephant style through Fruitvale as they urge the OALAT on its overnight run to Los Angeles. Date:
1983-04-15
Added:
2007-09-29
SP 7859 and 7672 return to West Oakland Diesel Shop after bringing the SJOAU into the Desert Yard. Date:
1983-04-15
Added:
2007-09-29
Caltrain's uniquely painted GP9E 3187 moves out of West Oakland trailing two SDP45's. Date:
1983-04-16
Added:
2007-09-29
The MBBAF (Memphis-Bay Area Forwarder) comes off the line to Warm Springs back in the day when it was the through freight line from San Jose and the Mulford Line was the sleepy passenger main. 8565-9222-9381-7346 are corssing over to double track at Elmhurst. Date:
1983-04-16
Added:
2007-09-29
The BAESF roars through Berkeley, CA with an all DRGW lashup...even better, its two SD45's 5329 and 5315, and GP40 3067. Sounds great! Date:
1983-05-05
Added:
2007-09-29
DRGW 5329 East charges through Berkeley, CA. Date:
1983-05-05
Added:
2007-09-29
DRGW 3103 and 3123 ready themselves to head east from Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
Added:
2007-09-29
Close up broadside of DRGW 3103. Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
Added:
2007-09-29
The BAESF is passing through Shellmound with a ten unit lashup with extra engines from Oakland to Roseville. Lashup is 9229-SSW9284-9188-DRGW5321-DRGW5362-DRGW5403-8900-4343-4340-3841. Date:
1983-05-07
Added:
2007-09-29
SP steam switcher 1269 is fired up at the California State Railway Museum in Sacramento, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
Added:
2007-09-29
The OARVV of May 14th, 1983 has eight engines, 3206-3207-7854-9090-8358-DRGW3129-DRGW3107-SSW9399, and is moving deep along the West Oakland Wye before backing into West Oakland Yard. Date:
1983-05-14
Added:
2007-09-29
SP 9090 at West Oakland, CA. Date:
1983-05-14
Added:
2007-09-29
DRGW 3129 at West Oakland, CA Date:
1983-05-14
Added:
2007-09-29
The OARVV with SP 3206 leading is backing into West Oakland Yard. Date:
1983-05-14
Added:
2007-09-29
An SP local with SW1500's 2686 and 2536 out of Ozol has 14 cars for industries east of Benicia. Date:
1983-05-14
Added:
2007-09-29
The OARVV with 3206-3207-7854-9090-8358-DRGW3129-DRGW3107-SSW9399 grinds over the Benicia Bridge on May 14, 1983. Date:
1983-05-14
Added:
2007-09-29
The OARVV of May 19th, 1983 has SSW9288-8522-SSW9158 and 112 cars. Berkeley, CA. Date:
1983-05-19
Added:
2007-09-29
Burlington Northern invasion! The SP's RVKFY races northbound with BN 7066-4029-6451-8000 and 134 empty grain hoppers. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
SP GP9E's 3786 and 3843 wait for their next assignment at Red Bluff, CA. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
The RVKFY roars through Red Bluff, CA with BN units 7066-4039-6451-8000 and 134 empty grain hoppers. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
BN 7066 with the RVKFY urges 134 empty hoppers across the Redding, CA bridge. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
SP 3748 and 3325 are hauling the Redding Turn across the Redding, CA bridge with 45 cars in tow, including the caboose right behind the power. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
The EUMFY with 9249-8878-8521 blasts 99 cars south out of Redding, CA on its way to Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
SP cupola caboose 1058 is stored at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
Cotton Belt red wide vision caboose 35 is stored at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-05-21
Added:
2007-09-29
SP GP40-2 7615 leads the unique A-B-A combination of SSW B36-7's 7772, 7771, and 7773 at Jack London Square on May 28, 1983. Date:
1983-05-28
Added:
2007-09-29
SSW 7773 at Oakland, CA on May 28, 1983. Date:
1983-05-28
Added:
2007-09-29
Rebuilt B36-7B SSW 7771 is part of the OALAT on May 28, 1983. Date:
1983-05-28
Added:
2007-09-29
SP 8518-8308-7306 roll the LABAT of June 30, 1983 into Jack London Square past the future location of the Amtrak Station, which is more than a decade away. Date:
1983-06-30
Added:
2007-10-06
The OASJY has SP 8925 and 3399 in the lead on June 30, 1983. SP 8925 shows off its unusual Roman SP on the nose, probably a repaint from the old Houston Shops. Date:
1983-06-30
Added:
2007-10-06
The cement empties on the OAMJN are headed for the cement plants at Monolith and Creel. 33 hoppers have SD45R 7409 and GP9E's 3851 and 3348. Passing the 16th Street Amtrak station on July 2, 1983. Date:
1983-07-02
Added:
2007-10-06
Eight units are on the OARVV as they finish putting their train together coming out of the Desert Yard. From the Powell Street bridge, the lashup of DRGW5350-2671-2681-9053-DRGW5361-DRGW5402-DRGW3007-DRGW3098 is ready to go on July 2, 1983. Date:
1983-07-02
Added:
2007-10-06
DRGW 5350 leads 2 SP SW1500's 2671 and 2681, SP SD45 9053 and four other DRGW engines, 5361, 5402, 3007, and 3098 as they round the curve at Pinole, CA. The OARVV on July 2, 1983 has 129 cars. Date:
1983-07-02
Added:
2007-10-06
SP8951-SP2479-SSW9288 blast through Berkeley, CA with a 57 car OARVV on July 7, 1983. Date:
1983-07-07
Added:
2007-10-06
DRGW 3111 rests at West Oakland Diesel Shop on July 12, 1983. The classic Bay Street division offices are in the background. Date:
1983-07-12
Added:
2007-10-06
An empty beet train, the WJBKQ, with SD9E's 4351 and 4319 and 77 classic wood-sided beet gons, is seen departing West Oakland for a journey to the West Side branch and the loaders at Los Banos and Dos Palos. Date:
1983-07-21
Added:
2007-10-06
The RVWJY comes into Oakland with 9340 and 8356 leading. Date:
1983-07-26
Added:
2007-10-06
The Lombard Turn departs West Oakland with a mix of SD9E's and GP9E's, 4311-4342-2870-4306-3784 headed for the connection with the North Western Pacific. Date:
1983-07-26
Added:
2007-10-06
The Lombard Turn with 4311-4342-2870-4306-3784 passes 34th Street on its way out of Oakland, CA. Date:
1983-07-26
Added:
2007-10-06
A squadron of SD9E's with 4397 in the lead waits for its call to the OASJU on July 26, 1983. Date:
1983-07-26
Added:
2007-10-06
The OASJU rolls through Jack London Square with a quartet of SD9E's 4397, 4382, 4351, and 4349 and GP9E 3188 on July 26, 1983. Date:
1983-07-26
Added:
2007-10-06
The LABAT arrives in Oakland on July 26th, 1983 with 8364-7463-7634-SSW9394. Date:
1983-07-26
Added:
2007-10-06
A long wetbound passes the old SP location of Benali between Roseville and Elvas Tower with SP 9208 leading 8818 and 8533 and 116 cars. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-06
Former TN&O caboose 459 sits stored at Roseville on July 30th, 1983. The meaning of the "Bridge Service Only" markings is unknown. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-06
SP B30-7 7873 sits in the siding at Loomis, CA after being set out with some severe flat spots. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-07
SP 7873 at Loomis, CA. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-07
Head-on shot of SP B30-7 7873 at Loomis, CA Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-07
A hostler from Roseville has arrived at Loomis, CA to start SP 7873 and take it into town at 10MPH because of 3 inch flat spots. July 30, 1983. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-07
SP 7873 starts it 10MPH trip from Loomis to Roseville due to severe flat spots, but first the crew has to stop and line the mainline switch and derail before proceeding. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-07
The 122 car RVEUY of July 30, 1983 is slowly pulling out of Roseville Yard with B30-7 7832 leading 9015 and 9188. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-07
SP 7832 at Roseville, CA. July 30, 1983. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-07
SP 7832 East heads into the setting sun on July 30, 1983. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-07
SP 7832 leads the RVEUY through Sunset-Whitney, CA on the evening of July 30, 1983 and starts to get the 122 car train up to track speed. Date:
1983-07-30
Added:
2007-10-07
SP 7662-7620-7463-SSW9279 bring a WCPXY out to Loma Linda, where three more motors will be added to the head end. Date:
1983-08-04
Added:
2007-08-12
SP GP38-2's 4802 and 4804 sit in storage at West Colton, the last 2 of 30 units (26 8230-class SD40T-2's and 4 4800-class GP38-2's). Date:
1983-08-04
Added:
2007-10-07
SP 4804 in storage at West Colton, CA. Date:
1983-08-04
Added:
2007-10-07
SP SD9E's 4337 and 4386 lead an string of 42 empty cement hoppers on an OAMJN out of Oakland on its way to back to the cement plants near Mojave on August 9, 1983. Date:
1983-08-09
Added:
2007-08-12
On August 9th, 1983, the OAWCY trundles through Jack London Square with SD9E's 4392 and 4311 leading larger SD's SSW9392, 8312, and 9074. With 33 cars out of Oakland, the OAWCY would usually work the Warm Springs Yard, dropping off the auto racks before continuing down the Milpiltas Sub to San Jose and then the Coast Line to LA and West Colton. Date:
1983-08-09
Added:
2007-08-12
The 1st LABAT bangs across the WP diamonds at Magnolia Tower headed for its final destination of the Desert Yard. SP 9240-7457-9184 have this 59 car train from the Coast Line well in hand on this August 9th, 1983. Date:
1983-08-09
Added:
2007-08-12
While the LABAT rolls on the mainline on the far right, the RGOAF comes out to double over the head end of its train at the Homestead end of the West Oakland yard. SD40T-2's 8338 and 8290 and SD45T-2 9200 have brought this train over the Overland and the Cal-P from its connection with the Rio Grande at Salt Lake. Date:
1983-08-09
Added:
2007-08-12
The 1st OASJU runs on the wrong main through Jack London Square while the SP MOW crews work on the grade crossing at Webster Street. SP 7317 and 8250 are in charge on August 9, 1983. Date:
1983-08-09
Added:
2007-10-13
August 20, 1983 finds a set of three BN locomotives down in Roseville as they prepare to haul a RVKFY up the Sacramento River Valley to Klamath Falls. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-08-05
BN 7821 leads two mates as they move towards their train at Roseville, CA on August 20th, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 8093 at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 6497 at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 7821-8093-6497 back down past the 245 herder towards their train at the east end of Roseville, CA. August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 7821-8093-6497 await their air test on the RVKFY with 95 empty grain hoppers headed back to the northwest. August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
An eastbound for "the Hill" leaves Roseville with 9365-9178-8942 in the lead and a five engine helper cut in about two-thirds of the way back in the train. August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-13
BN 7821-8093-6497 roll over the Redding Trestle with the RVKFY on August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-19
BN SD40-2 7821 and two mates on the Redding, CA trestle. August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-19
North of Delta, CA, the RVKFY continues north towards Dunsmuir and Klamath Falls. BN 7821-8093-6497 leads 95 empty grain hoppers. Date:
1983-08-20
Added:
2007-10-19
Another load of Pacific Northwest lumber rolls through Black Butte, CA on August 21, 1983. A well powered MERVY (Medford to Roseville) passes the eastbound control signal there with 7438-9227-9166-8553-8567-9137-9341-UP3179. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-08-12
An eastbound comes through Texum, OR at the junction with Modoc Line with 9021-8263-SSW9059 and 67 cars. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-19
BN 7821-6497-8093 start another trip from Klamath Falls, OR to Roseville, CA, this time with a train made up mostly of loaded grain hoppers. Seen here departing the Klamath Falls, OR yard. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-19
Starting its run towards California, BN 7821 West sprints along side US-97 near Midland, OR. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
BN 7821-6497-8093 pull away from US-97 south of Midland, OR as they lead the KFRVY. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
BN 7821-6497-8093 roar out of the Dorris tunnel as it crosses into California as they lead a KFRVY south to the Roseville. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
The KFRVY with BN 7821-6497-8093 and 56 loads, 14 empties, totalling 7253 tons, has SP helper SD45T-2 9225 on the headend and SP 9203 as a tail helper for the trip down the hill to Dunsmuir. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
The BN 7821 West has stopped north of Dunsmuir to remove helpers. Here tail helper SP 9203 is being uncoupled from BN caboose 12073 that had been bringing up the end of the KFRVY. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-10-20
Power off the MBSFT on August 31, 1983 is a set of B36-7's, SSW 7772, SSW 7770, SSW 7773 with GE test platform 606, a B36-8, tucked in second out. Arriving late at night from a run up the Coast Line, two of the units had already shutdown due to empty fuel tanks, while the other two only had between 100 and 200 gallons left. Date:
1983-08-31
Added:
2007-10-20
The SJRVY comes through Jack London Square with 9327 and 8997 with 109 cars. Date:
1983-09-01
Added:
2007-10-20
A BAESF blasts through the Sierra foothills at Newcastle with 7315-8518-8950 on the point and 4 more big motors cut in two-thirds back. Date:
1983-09-03
Added:
2007-08-12
The power from a local comes out of the Antelope end of the Roseville Yard with 3 SD9E's (4357-4361-4374) and Amtrak F40PHR 253, which probably encountered mechanical problems somewhere up the line. Date:
1983-09-03
Added:
2007-08-12
A westbound departs Norden, CA with SP 9147-SSW9389-8383-3383 with 9332 pushing on the rear. Date:
1983-09-03
Added:
2007-10-20
An eastbound pounds through the hand-throws at Newcastle, CA on September 3, 1983 with 7315-8518-8950 in the lead and a five engine helper cut on two-thirds of the way back. Date:
1983-09-03
Added:
2007-10-20
The helpers for Extra SP 7315 East at Newcastle, CA: 8524-UP3292-8386-3207-8241. September 3, 1983. Date:
1983-09-03
Added:
2007-10-20
The power off the Redding Turn has come out of the Antelope end of Roseville Yard with its usual power of of three SD9E's 4357-4361-4374 plus Amtrak F40PH 253, which must have been set out on the Eats Valley Line in the past few days. September 3, 1983. Date:
1983-09-03
Added:
2007-10-20
SW1200's 2284 and 2278 are temporarily stored serviceable at the West Oakland diesel shop. With the slow contraction of yard and local switching in the Bay Area, SP's collection of NW2, SW8, SW900E, and SW1200 switchers slowly departed during the 1980's. Date:
1983-10-01
Added:
2007-08-12
SW1200 2281 uses its unique SP light package for its mainline run on the Richmond Drag as it comes into Oakland. Date:
1983-10-01
Added:
2007-08-12
SP U33C 8599 sits in the Diesel Shop at West Oakland on October 1, 1983. 8599 was rebuilt by SP and GE in 1981 as a last ditch attempt to deal with the over 200 U33C's on the SP's roster, many of which had been leased to Mexico or fallen apart in heavy SP service. Unfortuneately, the 8599 didn't blaze a trail to rebuild the remainder of the fleet. Date:
1983-10-01
Added:
2007-10-21
The Lombard Turn gets underway from West Oakland with SD45 8960 and GP9E 3396 and 18 cars. Date:
1983-10-01
Added:
2007-10-21
The lead engine of the Lombard Turn, SP 8960, passes the Richmond Drag with 2598 and 3846. Date:
1983-10-01
Added:
2007-10-21
The UPSFF flies along the Carquinez Strait in Rodeo, CA with SD9E 4322 and GP9R 3883 and 45 cars. Date:
1983-11-12
Added:
2007-10-21
The Schellville Turn passes over the private crossing at Oleum, CA just after the sun has gone behind a hill. GP9E 3396 leads SD40R 7375 and 20 cars. Date:
1983-11-12
Added:
2007-10-21
BN SD40-2 7060 trails SP 9333 as the power for LABAT returns to the West Oakland Diesel Shop. Date:
1983-12-07
Added:
2007-10-21
Cotton Belt caboose 33 at West Oakland, CA. December 7, 1983. Date:
1983-12-07
Added:
2007-10-21
The day after Christmas 1983, a long string of power sits around with very little to do. DRGW SD40T-2's 5405 and 5399 lead SP engines 9077, 4340,4307, 9222, SSW 9282, and 8962. Date:
1983-12-26
Added:
2007-10-21
SP SW1500 2631 switches the EBMUD plant across from 34th Street in Oakland, CA. January 3, 1984. Date:
1984-01-03
Added:
2007-10-21
SP SW1500 2624 shows off its experimentally orange painted step wells at Oakland, CA on January 3, 1984. Date:
1984-01-03
Added:
2007-10-21
The RGBAT arrives in West Oakland with 2870-3841-3883. Date:
1984-01-03
Added:
2007-10-21
SP 2870-3841-3883 bring the RGBAT into town. Date:
1984-01-03
Added:
2007-10-21
Cotton Belt GP9R 3813 at Oakland, CA, January 3, 1984. Date:
1984-01-03
Added:
2007-10-21
Cotton Belt SD45 9155 at Oakland, CA, on January 3, 1984. Date:
1984-01-03
Added:
2007-10-21
Slipping away from their usual winter duty, 2 "Breaker 9's, " 4305 and 4438, lead a 41 car OAMJN past the Ryerson Steel plant in Emeryville on their way to a trip on the Mococo Line, Tracy, and the Central Valley. These two SD9's have icicle breaking antlers that are folded down here. Date:
1984-02-04
Added:
2007-08-12
February 4th, 1984 finds SD45R 7467 and SD45T-2 9370 leading an OAWJY through West Oakland. Date:
1984-02-04
Added:
2007-08-12
Early in the morning of February 25th, 1984, a westbound freight wakes the wildlife at Elkhorn Slough south of Watsonville. 9171-9350-SSW9269-9334 bring 78 cars into Watsonville. This train will spend the morning switching the yard and making a crew change before proceeding. Date:
1984-02-25
Added:
2007-08-12
Later in the morning of February 25th, 1984, a CZLAT, which is primarily a priority lumber train rather than a trailer train, rounds the big curve in Elkhorn Slough with 8314-7368-9200-7372 in the lead of 82 cars. Date:
1984-02-25
Added:
2007-08-12
An AVBAT rolls through Berkeley on March 24, 1984 with 9071 and 4322. Date:
1984-03-24
Added:
2007-08-12
Spring rains have relented enough to let the crew of this San Jose Turn to get through their run without getting (too) wet. SD9E 4342 and unrebuilt, low-nose switcher GP9 2890 have 38 cars in tow as it crosses Market Street headed for Jack London Square. April 19, 1984. Date:
1984-04-19
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2007-08-12
n the old days, the weekend San Jose Turn always was the dominion of the commute fleet and anything else that the SP wanted to keep close to home base. Here a mixed up consist of SD9's 4391 and 4376, split by SW1500 2684, and trailed by GP40P-2 3199 and torpedo GP9 3189 bring 92 cars into Oakland on the SJRVY. Date:
1984-04-19
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2007-08-12
SP 4391-4376-9117 drag a SJRVY out of Oakland on April 19, 1984. Date:
1984-04-19
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2007-08-12
SSW9395 and SP7325 lift 73 beet racks out of Oakland on a WJBKQ. The train will take these empty beets to the West Side Line to distribute at Los Banos and Dos Palos load outs. Date:
1984-04-19
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2007-08-12
The SJRVY of April 21, 1984 departs Emeryville with a interesting consist of 8521-UP3522-7483-UP2875-8989. SP8989 is actually dead in consist with its windows boarded-up, headed for the Sacramento Locomotive Works and the SD45R rebuild program. Date:
1984-04-21
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2007-08-12
Under the old Addison Street signal bridge, an SP eastbound roars through town with 4339-8270-3838-4312-3348-3778 on April 21, 1984. Date:
1984-04-21
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2007-08-12
The 1984 tour SP GS-4 4449 finds it rolling through Shellmound, CA on a bright May 8, 1984. Date:
1984-05-08
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2007-08-12
On May 12, 1984, 4449 pretends to be the San Joaquin Daylight, but this time with a little help from experimentally painted SD45R 7399 and SD40R 7342. Seen here at Bealville, CA. Date:
1984-05-12
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2007-08-12
In the failing light of May 13, 1984, a 75 car SP westbound is already pulling its heart out at Warren on the south slope of Tehachapi. Power is 8512-UP2510-9097-8244. Date:
1984-05-13
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2007-08-12
Coming into the former northeast corner of the Southern Pacific, nearly new GP38-2's 4830-4824-4820 bring a northbound into Valley Jct, East St. Louis, IL, on June 2, 1984. Date:
1984-06-02
Added:
2007-08-17
SP B30-7 7880 and SD45T-2 9332 deliver an eastbound to Roseville on a warm June 23, 1984. Date:
1984-06-23
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2007-08-12
Returning to Portland on its 1984 tour, the SP 4449 pretends to be train number 10 as it picks up speed at Sunset-Whitney after leaving Roseville on the morning of June 23, 1984. The almost endless stream of fans is already on the road after it. Date:
1984-06-23
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2007-08-12
Having just shed its helper (SD40R 7330) from Dunsmuir to Mott, SP 4449 goes its alone at O'Brien on June 23, 1984. One of the best paint schemes ever! Date:
1984-06-23
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2007-08-12
SP GP9R 2875 leads DRGW GP40 3068 and B&O GP40 3779 eastbound on a SJRVY at Antelope on July 6, 1984. The blue B&O GP40 made several trips around California in July 1984. Date:
1984-07-06
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2007-08-12
SP SD7R 1504 and another SD7R drag the SJRVY with SP GP9R 2875, DRGW GP40 3068, and B&O GP40 3779 into Roseville Yard at Antelope on July 6, 1984. Date:
1984-07-06
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2007-08-12
Big tonnage on Donner! 4 SD45's (7498-9230-9321-8996) lead a westbound freight over the trestle at Troy, CA. A three unit helper is buried half way back in this train. Date:
1984-07-07
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2007-08-12
The HOWCY arrives in a smoggy West Colton, CA on August 17, 1984 with GP38-2 4833 leading SD45T-2 9226 and SD45 9137. The 4833 had just recently been removed from its cocoon after several years of storage immediately after its delivery, thus explaining its nearly new appearance. Date:
1984-08-17
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2007-08-12
An OARVY backs down off the eastbound onto the Eastbound Electric to pick up its train by the old Ryerson Steel plant. Power on this Labor Day Sunday, September 2, 1984 is 3200-3199-4382-4311-4391-4376. Date:
1984-09-02
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2007-08-12
An OARVY is ready to go by the old Ryerson Steel plant. Power on this Labor Day Sunday, September 2, 1984 is 3200-3199-4382-4311-4391-4376. Date:
1984-09-02
Added:
2007-08-12
Niles in the old days. A OAWCY has stopped for orders at Niles Tower, lit by a glorious winter sun on December 1, 1984. Power is 7364-8887-7399-8381. Date:
1984-12-01
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2007-08-12
The OAWCY with SP 7364 in the lead waits at Niles Junction for authority to proceed down to Warm Springs and San Jose. Date:
1984-12-01
Added:
2008-12-01


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