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Date: 03/01/08 20:04
From Klamath Falls South April, 1968
Author: FiveChime

In 1968 Klamath Falls, Oregon was a good place to find a good variety of old SP&S, GN, and SP locomotives.

1. SP Baldwin S-12 2102 on industrial trackage southwest of the station area on April 12, 1968.

2. SP&S Century 636 at GN facility at Klamath Falls, April 13, 1968.

3. Southbound GN train entering Klamath Falls yard with SP&S FA on the point, April 13, 1968.

Jim Evans photos, April, 1968








Date: 03/01/08 20:10
Re: From Klamath Falls South April, 1968
Author: danf

That last photo is pretty interesting - besides the FA's, there's also the shadow of a Griswold "rotating stop sig" signal to your right.



Date: 03/01/08 20:18
Re: From Klamath Falls South April, 1968
Author: FiveChime

When it was time to leave southern Oregon and return to the Bay Area, we were fortunate to find a interesting westbound SP train to follow. Following are several photos of SP 6464 West on April, 13, 1968.
SP weathered black widow minus SP symbol F7 6464 with one F9 and two F7 B units, 716, 541, and 549, powered
the 57 car train.

4. Stateline, Just north of Dorris, California.

5. Same location as #4.

6. Macdoel, California.

Jim Evans, photos, April 1968.








Date: 03/01/08 20:22
Re: From Klamath Falls South April, 1968
Author: FiveChime

7. South of Grass Lake, California.

8. Black Butte, California

9. Conant, California in the Sacramento River Canyon.

Jim Evans, photos, April, 1968








Date: 03/01/08 22:00
Re: From Klamath Falls South April, 1968
Author: TCnR

Interesting photos, I don't recognize the building in the background of photo #1. Is the location North or South of the street overpass? It might be a Mill building or it might be one of the buildings related to ice or cold storage.
Photo #7 is the old siding of Cougar. It was removed in the early 60's if I remember the story correctly.
Interesting that the medallion is missing from the front of the F-Unit.



Date: 03/02/08 05:01
Re: From Klamath Falls South April, 1968
Author: dieselman

Great photos,please keep them coming.My first trip to KFalls was in 1972 with
a Kodac instamatic camera sure would love a trip back in time to catchthe early BN as long as my old girlfriend was there too!



Date: 03/02/08 12:10
Re: From Klamath Falls South April, 1968
Author: alco636

Wow, great photos. That is one of the best SP&S C-636 photos I've ever seen.



Date: 03/02/08 13:03
Re: From Klamath Falls South April, 1968
Author: M-420

Great shots, particularly love the C636 shot. Can never get enough of Alco last.

Brian E



Date: 03/02/08 22:10
Re: From Klamath Falls South April, 1968
Author: JohnSweetser

TCnR wrote:

> Photo #7 is the old siding of Cougar. It was
> removed in the early 60's if I remember the story
> correctly.

The 108-car siding of Cougar was eliminated when CTC was installed between Black Butte and Klamath Falls in the late 1965-early 1966 period. It shows up in an Oregon Division timetable dated April 25, 1965; gone in an Oregon Division timetable dated April 24, 1966.


> Interesting that the medallion is missing from the
> front of the F-Unit.

By the 1960s, there were a lot of SP F7A units with their medallions missing. Lifted by greedy-fingered collectors, I presume.



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