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Date: 12/16/12 23:23
More early SP diesels
Author: TonyJ

Photos #1 and #2 are of EMD Model SW1 SP1016. It was retired in March 1969 and quickly sold to Bethlehem Steel Corp at Venon, CA as their #18. Photo #2 appears to be at Bayshore. SP 2-8-0 #2626 is alongside.

Photo #3 is of Alco S-2 SP1300 at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles. It was placed in service in May 1941. In the 1965 Renumbering Plan i was assinged to become SP1700, but it was never physically applied. I love the tiger stripes.








Date: 12/16/12 23:33
Re: More early SP diesels
Author: TonyJ

Photo #4 - One of the smallest switcher groups were the five ALCO S-1s on the Espee system (4 on the SP. one on the T&NO). SP1017 was built in 1941 and retired in 1962. I only had the opportunity to personally film a SP S-1 once, and that was the 1019 in Oakland in 1960.

Photo #5 - NWP SP1310 looks great in her as-delived tiger stripe paint scheme and lettering. In 1905 it was renumberd to 1904 and sold for scrap in 1975. I love the wooden PFE car on the right. I wish there was more of the Ventilator Car in the photo. Can someone identify the location?

Photo #6 shows the 1310 in from of the Bethlehem Steel plant property in South San Francisco.








Date: 12/17/12 10:14
Re: More early SP diesels
Author: KeyRouteKen

Sir Tone-- Bethlehem Steel was in Vernon at 3300 E. Slauson Ave., Vernon, CA (not Venon)..

KRK



Date: 12/17/12 16:11
Re: More early SP diesels
Author: MojaveBill

The 1310 was the first diesel switcher ever assigned to Mojave...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 12/17/12 18:01
Re: More early SP diesels
Author: TonyJ

KeyRouteKen Wrote:
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> Sir Tone-- Bethlehem Steel was in Vernon at 3300
> E. Slauson Ave., Vernon, CA (not Venon)..
>
> KRK


I musta been wearing boxing gloves when I typed the message.



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