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Photos from the Year 1983

WP 1502 switches some auto racks on a rainy February 8, 1983. Oakland, CA Date:
1983-02-08
Added:
2007-09-24
SSW 9382 and UP 3763 lead a westbound through Shellmound, CA. Date:
1983-03-13
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2007-09-25
A classic 1980's Santa Fe Bay Area freight. The 839 train is lead by 3436-3201-3301 as it rounds the curve at the east end of Gateley, CA. March 17, 1983. Date:
1983-03-17
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2007-09-25
Head on shot of DRGW 5402. Oakland, CA, March 19, 1983. Date:
1983-03-19
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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
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2007-09-26
DRGW 5402 East blast past the old SP depot in Berkeley, CA. Date:
1983-03-19
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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
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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
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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
SN 712 shows some peeling paint while waiting for another round of switching at the WP's yard in Oakland. Date:
1983-04-16
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2007-09-29
The Santa Fe's 189 train come around the corner at Gateley with 2707-3309-3460-2709 and 72 cars. Date:
1983-04-16
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2007-09-29
WP 3001 sits at Oakland waiting for its next assignment. Date:
1983-04-28
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2007-09-29
WP GP35's 3022-3008-3001 wait at Oakland for their next assignment. Date:
1983-04-28
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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
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2007-09-29
DRGW 5329 East charges through Berkeley, CA. Date:
1983-05-05
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2007-09-29
DRGW 3103 and 3123 ready themselves to head east from Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
Close up broadside of DRGW 3103. Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
WP F7A 913, now part of the California State Railway Museum collection, is working on the excursion train service on May 7, 1983. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
WP 913 in excursion train service at the CSRM in Sacramento, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
Head on shot of WP 913 at Sacramento, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
The morning sun hits the flanks of WP F7A 913 while it out working at the California State Railway Museum in Sacramento, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
Roster shot of WP 913 at Sacramento, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
WP 913 pushes the CSRM excursion train down towards the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, CA Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
WP 3532 leads an employee appreciation special at Stockton, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
Someone has adjusted the UP shield to reflect that the WP spirit wasn't dead. Sacaramento, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
WP 3532 leads an employee appreciation special at Stockton, CA. Date:
1983-05-07
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2007-09-29
Santa Fe 3452 races through Oakley, CA with the 189 train. Date:
1983-05-07
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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
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2007-09-29
DRGW 3129 at West Oakland, CA Date:
1983-05-14
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2007-09-29
The OARVV with SP 3206 leading is backing into West Oakland Yard. Date:
1983-05-14
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2007-09-29
Another 189 train comes through Gateley with 2946-3277-2851-3437 on May 14th, 1983. Date:
1983-05-14
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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
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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
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2007-09-29
SP GP9E's 3786 and 3843 wait for their next assignment at Red Bluff, CA. Date:
1983-05-21
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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
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2007-09-29
BN 7066 with the RVKFY urges 134 empty hoppers across the Redding, CA bridge. Date:
1983-05-21
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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
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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
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2007-09-29
SP cupola caboose 1058 is stored at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-05-21
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2007-09-29
Cotton Belt red wide vision caboose 35 is stored at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-05-21
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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
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2007-09-29
SSW 7773 at Oakland, CA on May 28, 1983. Date:
1983-05-28
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2007-09-29
Rebuilt B36-7B SSW 7771 is part of the OALAT on May 28, 1983. Date:
1983-05-28
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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
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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
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2007-10-06
UP GP30 830 arrives at Oakland, CA with the RBW train. Date:
1983-07-03
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2007-10-06
UP GP30 830 sits in Oakland, CA at the former Western Pacific Yard. Date:
1983-07-07
Added:
2007-08-12
SP8951-SP2479-SSW9288 blast through Berkeley, CA with a 57 car OARVV on July 7, 1983. Date:
1983-07-07
Added:
2007-10-06
WP 728 waits to switch cars at Oakland, CA. It's starting to show some old silver paint under its Perlman green. Date:
1983-07-09
Added:
2007-10-06
The Santa Fe 189 train rounds the curve at Gateley with 2842-3460-2821 and 61 cars on July 9, 1983. Date:
1983-07-09
Added:
2007-10-06
The 889 train has GP30's 3246 and 3263 split by GP35 3445 at Gateley, CA on July 9, 1983. That's Eric Blasko giving the train the roll-by. Date:
1983-07-09
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
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2007-10-06
Santa Fe's Oakland Local is working in the middle of Wood Street in West Oakland near 24th Street. GP30's 3262 and 2751 have just dropped off some cars for the Oakland Terminal. July 14, 1983. Date:
1983-07-14
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2007-10-06
WP 728 brings some cars up from industries from East Oakland. Date:
1983-07-14
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2007-10-06
WP 728 at Oakland, CA, July 14, 1983. Date:
1983-07-14
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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
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2007-10-06
Five UP SD40-2's and a SD40 are temporarily stored at Oakland Yard, CA during a down turn in business. By 1984, there won't be any power stored here any more. Stored here are 3154, 3771, 3699, 3102, 3303, and 3527. Date:
1983-07-21
Added:
2007-10-06
The RVWJY comes into Oakland with 9340 and 8356 leading. Date:
1983-07-26
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2007-10-07
SP 7873 at Loomis, CA. Date:
1983-07-30
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2007-10-07
Head-on shot of SP B30-7 7873 at Loomis, CA Date:
1983-07-30
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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
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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
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2007-10-07
SP 7832 at Roseville, CA. July 30, 1983. Date:
1983-07-30
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2007-10-07
SP 7832 East heads into the setting sun on July 30, 1983. Date:
1983-07-30
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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
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2007-10-07
Sante Fe GP35u 2897 is leading Amtrak F40PH 322 and 3 cars for Amtrak train 708. The Santa Fe GP35 brought in an Amtrak train the night before and the easiest way to get it back to the Santa Fe is run it to Bakersfield. Date:
1983-08-01
Added:
2007-10-07
Three UP SD40-2's, 3672-3343-3700, blast up through Verdemont, CA with a string of empty coal hoppers on a relatively clear August 3rd, 1983. Date:
1983-08-03
Added:
2007-08-11
Santa Fe All the Way! C30-7 8070 charges up Cajon Boulevard on a somewhat clear August 4, 1983. Date:
1983-08-04
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2007-08-10
C30-7 8070 leads mates 8029 and 8025 and B36-7 7486 and CF7 2596 with 105 cars up Cajon Pass on August 4, 1983. Two GP35's push on the rear. Date:
1983-08-04
Added:
2007-08-10
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2007-10-13
BN 8093 at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-08-20
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2007-10-13
BN 6497 at Roseville, CA. Date:
1983-08-20
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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
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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
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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
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2007-10-13
BN 7821-8093-6497 roll over the Redding Trestle with the RVKFY on August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
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2007-10-19
BN SD40-2 7821 and two mates on the Redding, CA trestle. August 20, 1983. Date:
1983-08-20
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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
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2007-10-19
BN 2707's number boards light up the evening sky on August 20, 1983. Klamath Falls, OR. Date:
1983-08-20
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2007-10-19
On August 21, 1983, the power from the previous day's RVKFY bounces back down the Sacramento River Valley on a KFRVY. Here 7821-6497-8083 roll through Black Butte. Date:
1983-08-21
Added:
2007-08-05
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
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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
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2007-10-19
The BN facilities at Klamath Falls, OR on August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
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2007-10-19
BN 2519 at Klamath Falls, OR, August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
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2007-10-19
Weyerhaeuser 310, a rebuilt U25B with an EMD engine, sits between runs at the Oregon, California, and Eastern's yard at Klamath Falls, OR. Date:
1983-08-21
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2007-10-19
Oregon, California, and Eastern U25B rebuilds 7603, 7602, and 7601 with Weyerhaeuser (off to the left) at the OC&E's Klamath Falls, OR yard. Date:
1983-08-21
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2007-10-19
Oregon, California, and Eastern RS12 7910 sits out front of the yard office in Klamath Falls, OR. Date:
1983-08-21
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2007-10-19
BN 6560-6557-6922 head light engines down towards the Bieber Line and the Inside Gateway. Date:
1983-08-21
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2007-10-19
BN SD45 6560 at Klamath Falls, OR. August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
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2007-10-19
BN 6557 at Klamath Falls, OR. August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
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2007-10-19
BN 6922 at Klamath Falls, OR, August 21, 1983. Date:
1983-08-21
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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
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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
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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
Amtrak train number 5 passes through Antelope, CA on September 3, 1983. Date:
1983-09-03
Added:
2007-10-21
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
Amtrak #5 with 334 and 242 is brilliantly lit up by the afternoon sun as it passes through Oleum, CA on November 12, 1983. 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
Amtrak F40's 330 and 375 lead train 5, the California Zephyr, along the bay in Pinole, CA, on December 4, 1983. Date:
1983-12-04
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
UP SW10 1243 sits at the Union Pacific's Oakland Yard on December 16, 1983. Amazingly, this engine is still part of UP's roster. It is now numbered 96 and is part of the UP Heritage fleet at Cheyenne, WY. Date:
1983-12-16
Added:
2007-08-12
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

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