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Date: 11/04/12 16:59
SSW 7644 East heading up Beaumont
Author: SP8595

1)Beginning the assault up Beaumont Hill at Redlands in Southern California, SSW/Cotton Belt GP40-2 7644 leads a quartet of four-axle motors including a pair of B30-7's and another GP40-2.
2)Mid-train helpers on the 7644 East was this interesting set of 4 SD45's and a SD40T-2 "snoot". SD45R 7549, SD40T-2 8377 in SPSF paint, NHL SD45 (ex-BN) 6558, SD45R 7457 in SPSF paint and SD45 9108 provided a little variety on this pleasant day in February of 1988.






Date: 11/04/12 17:01
Re: SSW 7644 East heading up Beaumont
Author: DRGW

That mid-train helper set is one heck of a lashup!



Date: 11/04/12 17:23
Re: SSW 7644 East heading up Beaumont
Author: fredkharrison

You were well rewarded for your efforts that day.

BTW, I notice trains with midtrain helpers rather than sweeps at the tail have come back into fashion as of late.

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Fred Harrison
Central Point, OR
CORPpower/JSS/EORS



Date: 11/04/12 18:03
Re: SSW 7644 East heading up Beaumont
Author: billmeeker

I'll have a Kodachrome Sandwich, and oh by the way, throw in a slice of Cascade Green while you're at it!



Date: 11/05/12 04:39
Re: SSW 7644 East heading up Beaumont
Author: 3rdswitch

Nice catch.
JB



Date: 11/05/12 09:18
Re: SSW 7644 East heading up Beaumont
Author: RonSD70

Ah, the SP in Southern California I remember. Nice.

Ron Butts
Lincoln, CA



Date: 11/05/12 23:58
Re: SSW 7644 East heading up Beaumont
Author: coach

I'm really liking that SP GP-40-2 in the first photo. Great front end look with the lights and SP paint. Nice!



Date: 11/06/12 01:12
Re: SSW 7644 East heading up Beaumont
Author: Fizzboy7

Cool stuff, as I remember it too.
The 9108 is living out her last days in some serious service. Gotta love the SP.



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