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Date: 11/04/12 17:20
The rear of the Starpacer leaving Fresno 1962
Author: photobob

Train 375, the Starpacer from LA and bound for the Pacific Northwest, rolls past the west end of the Fresno Yard. Caboose 1397 is coupled behind a car carrier with 1962 Buicks and past a string of Geeps ready to tie on to another westbound. Ah Fresno in the Summer, so what if it's 115 out, man was I having fun.

Robert Morris Photography
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Date: 11/04/12 18:07
Re: The rear of the Starpacer leaving Fresno 1962
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

Thanks, Bob, for another wonderful look at
the SP so long ago. (Where did the years go?)
I always loved the name of that hot freight --
"Starpacer" -- so poetic. And no shielding
at all over those autos? Times were truly
different then.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/04/12 22:03 by Margaret_SP_fan.



Date: 11/05/12 01:08
Re: The rear of the Starpacer leaving Fresno 1962
Author: Fizzboy7

Another photo that tells several stories all at once. Just amazing what we once had in CA with the SP.



Date: 11/05/12 04:38
Re: The rear of the Starpacer leaving Fresno 1962
Author: 3rdswitch

Another great shot, and getting "the look" from the conductor.
JB



Date: 11/05/12 07:14
Re: The rear of the Starpacer leaving Fresno 1962
Author: DynamicBrake

3rdswitch Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Another great shot, and getting "the look" from
> the conductor.
> JB

AGAIN!!!

Kent in Carmel Valley



Date: 11/05/12 09:16
Re: The rear of the Starpacer leaving Fresno 1962
Author: Lone Star

This spot was Muscatel on the SP. There was a set out track (where the geeps are in Bob's fine photo) and a herder's shanty. Informally, this place was referred to as "Gloomy's". I never did hear what the origin of that name was.

John Ford



Date: 11/07/12 21:15
Re: The rear of the Starpacer leaving Fresno 1962
Author: wpdude

OK. So what were you doing that got the conductor to lean out the window and look back at you? I agree w/Kent, it seems to be a recurring theme in your shots!!



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