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Date: 02/06/20 18:19
SP 1744
Author: akpsteam

Heard that SP 1744, which is on the SLRG in Colorado, has been sold. Not sure of where it's going though.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/06/20 18:20 by akpsteam.



Date: 02/06/20 19:41
Re: SP 1744
Author: tomstp

Apparently true since the boiler was shipped out of Rusk Tx (Texas State RR) a few days ago.  Don't know who to.



Date: 02/10/20 22:44
Re: SP 1744
Author: gregudolph

The boiler was shipped out years ago when Iowa Pacific was removed as the operator of the Texas State Railroad. 



Date: 02/11/20 12:40
Re: SP 1744
Author: jbwest

Hopefully it is going to a good home.  I have more than a passing interest in this engine since it powered one of the earlier fan trips I rode and was the subject of the first roll of Kodachrome I ever shot, used a friend's borrowed Argus C-2.

JBWX




Date: 02/12/20 00:49
Re: SP 1744
Author: oldbleu

Where and when was the above picture taken, please? It reminds me of the trestle over the Sacramento River in Knights Landing.



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Date: 02/12/20 05:03
Re: SP 1744
Author: Worthington_S_A

Perhaps the Tarantula is punting on poor Puffy and bringing this one back.



Date: 02/12/20 10:31
Re: SP 1744
Author: jbwest

oldbleu Wrote:
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> Where and when was the above picture taken,
> please? It reminds me of the trestle over the
> Sacramento River in Knights Landing.

Right branch wrong bridge.  This trestle is on the approach to the levy along the Tisdale Bypass south of Knights Landing.  My records show the picture was taken May 4, 1958.

JBWX



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Date: 02/12/20 12:30
Re: SP 1744
Author: Txhighballer

Worthington_S_A Wrote:
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> Perhaps the Tarantula is punting on poor Puffy and
> bringing this one back.

I would say that is most likely not the case. As you note, 1744 was part of the Fort Worth and Westrn steam fleet at one time before it went to New Orleans.



Date: 03/07/20 18:08
Re: SP 1744
Author: RL_Cabin

Saw SP/SLRG 1744's tender on a flatbed truck heading west through Barstow, CA on I-15 today. Anyone know where it's headed?

Regards,
RL Cabin



Date: 03/08/20 09:32
Re: SP 1744
Author: jbwest

I certainly like the the direction it was going.

JBWX



Date: 03/08/20 09:37
Re: SP 1744
Author: goldcoast

This was an April, 1958 railfan trip to Josephine sponsored by the Pacific Coast Chapter-R&LHS. 



Date: 03/09/20 00:12
Re: SP 1744
Author: Pullman

RL_Cabin Wrote:
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> Saw SP/SLRG 1744's tender on a flatbed truck
> heading west through Barstow, CA on I-15 today.
> Anyone know where it's headed?
>
> Regards,
> RL Cabin

Noted the cab and assorted parts on the back of a tractor trailer parked on the side of Niles Canyon Rd in Sunol, CA, near Brightside on Sunday afternooon.



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