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Date: 04/12/07 07:51
Amtrak #5 at Sparks led by an SP SD40T2
Author: drew1946

SSW 8372 is leading Amtrak #5 thru Sparks, NV on a bright, warm, January morning in 1988.





Date: 04/12/07 10:13
Re: Amtrak #5 at Sparks led by an SP SD40T2
Author: FGS

Drew,

As always, I enjoyed the view and seeing it made me think of Tom LeBroke who was an SP engineer out of Sparks. I think he'd retired by that time. But it made me think of him, a good man he was.

Jimmy B



Date: 04/12/07 17:51
Re: Amtrak #5 at Sparks led by an SP SD40T2
Author: GP25

Nice Shot. And that's a Cotton Belt. I don't recall seeing too many Cotton Belt Locomotives leading on an Amtrak Train. Thanks for sharing



Date: 04/12/07 22:08
Re: Amtrak #5 at Sparks led by an SP SD40T2
Author: cct24

Was the blue flag SOP while they serviced the train?



Date: 04/13/07 03:44
Re: Amtrak #5 at Sparks led by an SP SD40T2
Author: SP6190

cct24 Wrote:
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> Was the blue flag SOP while they serviced the
> train?


Yes, and it still is.



Date: 04/14/07 18:48
Re: Amtrak #5 at Sparks led by an SP SD40T2
Author: ProAmtrak

And that was when the F40s kept breakin' down like flies! I bet all the host railroads then were gettin' fed up with leasin' their units to help Amtrak out!



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