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Date: 12/24/06 14:18
SP Roster Shots
Author: qnyla

I never put much effort into roster shots, but did take them when an opportunity presented itself. I have since learned the error of my ways. I have been running some SP roster shots through the scanner for archiving, and thought I'd post a few here in case there are any SP fans amongst us.

1. SP GP9E 2870 in fresh paint is at Davis, CA on the Cal-P mainline in lead of a westbound freight making a set-out on October 5, 1980.

2. SP SDP45 3209 is in weekend freight service as it sits in the West Pass siding at Davis, CA waiting for Amtrak #5 on October 26, 1980.

3. SP GP9E is leading a westbound train making a set-out at Davis, CA on May 27, 1980.



Date: 12/24/06 18:43
Re: SP Roster Shots
Author: TexBob

qnyla Wrote:
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> ...I'd post a few here in case there are any SP fans amongst us.

Ya never know when and where an SP fan may pop up, maybe even here...<G>

Awesome shots for not trying very hard!



Date: 12/24/06 20:43
Re: SP Roster Shots
Author: RV009

MORE, MORE, MORE! LOVE ROSTER SHOTS. SPecially gray and scarlet.

thanks for posting.



Date: 12/24/06 20:49
Re: SP Roster Shots
Author: tracktime

Beautiful stuff John! May you and those near you and reading this have a Merry Christmas!

Cheers,
Harry



Date: 12/25/06 02:14
Re: SP Roster Shots
Author: Evan_Werkema

qnyla Wrote:

> I never put much effort into roster shots, but did
> take them when an opportunity presented itself. I
> have since learned the error of my ways.

You usually hear that lament the other way around, from folks who shot mostly rosters and now wish they had learned to take the kinds of dramatic action shots you've been posting here lately. It's all good, one way or another.

Looks like 1524 and 1527 once had those short-lived Sacramento Locomotive Works plates mounted below their road numbers on the cab side.



Date: 12/25/06 12:30
Re: SP Roster Shots
Author: PasadenaSub

Amazing to see the 1192 in Kodachrome paint. I didn't realize there were other SP switchers besides SW1500's and MP15's (AC and DC) painted in the SPSF scheme.

Rich



Date: 12/26/06 09:21
Re: SP Roster Shots
Author: MacBeau

qnyla Wrote:
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> 10. SP SW900E 1192 switches at Sacramento, CA on
> January 6, 1986.

Beautiful shots John—thanks for sharing them...and 1192 is an SW900E.

Builder's No. 19647
Built 06/1954
Model SW900
Frame No. 4276-7
delivered as SP 4632, to SP 1178 in the 1965 general renumbering, to SP 1192 after rebuilding, to CAGX 11, currently RS 203 and last reported working for ConAgra at Hastings, MN.
—Mac



Date: 12/27/06 12:23
Re: SP Roster Shots
Author: espeeboy

PasadenaSub Wrote:
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> Amazing to see the 1192 in Kodachrome paint. I
> didn't realize there were other SP switchers
> besides SW1500's and MP15's (AC and DC) painted in
> the SPSF scheme.
>
> Rich




wasn't the 1192 the SAC-Shops switcher? IIRC, it was retired within a year or two after SPSF repaint.

GREAT STUFF John! You picked a great time to eb taking rosters with so many fresh repaints coming out of Sacramento.



Date: 12/27/06 12:48
Re: SP Roster Shots
Author: Railbaron

I'm sure the question has already been asked but:

What kind of scanner and software are you using? These scans are great!



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