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Date: 08/25/06 01:34
Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on the
Author: texaswestern70mac

after talking with a friend who went to the 1996 unveil in Roseville,Shane Palus; he said he did some exploring. he went over to the deadline and to his disdain he found the 8283 dead with many parts missing already. according to him it looked as if it had some sort of fire. he told me it was too saddening to take photos of it. for those of you who dont know the 8283 was the LAST gothic lettered SP sd40t-2 in existance. it was severly tagged earlier this year, cleaned in roseville, and sometime in june it seems, suffered a massive failure that nailed its coffin shut.

one can only hope an ex sp sd40t-2 is repatriated in a museum into original sp colors with gyralights.........

Will Hemb
Flower Mound, TX



Date: 08/25/06 04:35
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: KB5WK

Here is my list of remainng unpatched SP/SSW units.

SP 101
SP 107
SP 114
SP 117
SP 139
SP 140
SP 144
SP 154
SP 161
SP 163
SP 166
SP 167
SP 173
SP 177
SP 179
SP 183
SP 186
SP 187
SP 188
SP 192
SP 194
SP 199
SP 203
SP 204
SP 206
SP 208
SP 232
SP 239
SP 257
SP 259
SP 266
SP 303
SP 309
SP 319
SP 324
SP 332
SP 334
SP 335
SP 338
SP 343
SP 347
SP 352
SP 355
SP 359
SP 373

SP 3086
SP 4801
SP 4850
SP 4859
SP 4862
SP 4864
SP 7100
SP 7102
SP 7103
SP 7104
SP 7105
SP 7117
SP 7125
SP 7133
SP 7135
SP 7137
SP 7619
SP 7666
SP 7675
SP 7828
SP 7862
SP 7942
SP 7956

SP 8283 <- GONER
SP 8577
SP 8578
SP 8579
SP 8580
SP 8584
SP 8586
SP 8613
SP 8621
SP 8628
SP 8655
SP 8664
SP 8666
SP 8673
SP 8674
SP 8681
SP 8690
SP 8694

SP 9721
SP 9732
SP 9738
SP 9742
SP 9752
SP 9755
SP 9759
SP 9761
SP 9794

SSW 7274
SSW 7275
SSW 7279
SSW 7281
SSW 7283
SSW 7284
SSW 7285
SSW 7286
SSW 7290
SSW 7637
SSW 7655
SSW 7962

SSW 9641
SSW 9642
SSW 9647
SSW 9652
SSW 9653
SSW 9669
SSW 9682
SSW 9683
SSW 9684
SSW 9692
SSW 9693
SSW 9699
SSW 9701
SSW 9703
SSW 9708



Date: 08/25/06 05:49
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: SunsetRoute

Thanks KB for posting that information. I am happy to hear that there are a few untouched SP units still roaming the rails. Too bad the AC44's don't lead consists that much. SP Forever!



Date: 08/25/06 06:10
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: CNW6500

I've not seen where she has been officially retired by the UP. Where she is sitting is the inspection shed and is not a location where locos are kept when they are retired. It doesn't look good for the unit but with the UP power short she might be resurrected (doubtful but a possibility).



Date: 08/25/06 11:48
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: Steve_Smith

Here's a quick snap shot of SP 8283 in Roseville last saturday. It doesn't appear to be on the deadline to me.

Steve




Date: 08/25/06 11:52
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: UPNW2-1083

The SP 3086 (GP40-2)was running around Kaiser (Ca.) yard last week but I went by yersterday and didn't see it. It must have been one of the last SP units painted (speed lettering) as the paint is in excellent condition. Too bad about the 8283, to me the speed lettering just isn't SP.

This shot was taken when the T-2's were new, in November '74, headed down Cajon Pass towards West Colton. Photo by Mike Johnson.
Long live the T-2's!-BMT




Date: 08/25/06 12:15
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: mwbridgwater

I was in negotiations with a contact at G E Capitol (GECX) a couple of years ago to have the ex-8306 donated for preservation (I've personally examined most of the remaining '74 built 8300's, and this one is in the best original condition.). Things looked promissing, but then they were all sold to Helm Leasing. Yet to make a new contact there.

I have red and twin/clear gyralites in my garage that are going back on the front of that unit!

Mark



Date: 08/25/06 13:54
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: KB5WK

Wait a minute. What a SP 8293 ?

SP 8293 Load No Arrived Nplaeast, NE 08/25/06 04:13



Date: 08/25/06 16:23
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: ProAmtrak

I for one just can't stand the tag on that unit, other than that I really feel bad for 8283, one of my favorite model of locomotives, the SD45Ts were tied because of the distinct sound they had when they pulled a massive freight over Tehachapi! Sad to see it on the deadline, and also sad you only see solid SP Power on local jobs now:(



Date: 08/25/06 20:13
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: espeeboy

KB5WK Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Wait a minute. What a SP 8293 ?
>
> SP 8293 Load No Arrived Nplaeast, NE 08/25/06
> 04:13


hey, SP8293 is back from he dead?!? Woo hoo! Wherez she been?!?!?



Date: 08/26/06 00:08
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: El4Short

Here's a grab shot of 8283 as UP 1996 was moving past on Saturday ... nothing fancy, but I wanted to get the newest heritage unit with the last 'heritage' tunnel motor. :-)

El




Date: 08/26/06 11:28
Re: Bad news for SP tunnel motor fans... SP 8283 is on
Author: mc5725

What happened with the 8359, the speed-lettered snoot with the barely-noticeable GECX patches?



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