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Date: 02/02/10 11:17
SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: SP6190

More from the archives of Bernard Levine. All taken sometime in 1964/66.

#1-2 #3 with the 6004 leading at LAUPT in February 1966.

#3 #1-3 with the 6050 leading at Taylor Jct in LA, June 1966.








Date: 02/02/10 11:18
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: SP6190

#4 #51 with my favorite personal favorite the 6190 leading at Bakersfield in March 1966.

#5 The 3007 on #98 at Glendale, March 1966.

#6 The 3007 on #76 at Glendale, June 1966.








Date: 02/02/10 11:19
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: SP6190

#7-8 The 6445 on #76 at Glendale.

#9 The 6458 arrives at Oakland on #51.








Date: 02/02/10 11:54
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: aehouse

Great stuff, John. Thanks for posting.

Art House



Date: 02/02/10 12:46
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: mcfflyer

I had no idea that the GP9s were used so much in intercity passenger service. I only witnessed a GP9 used once on a scheduled train, 3008 on Train 102 on May 9-10, 1969, but I wrote that off because so many of SP's passenger Fs were taken up with the special trains surrounding the Centennial.

Lee Hower



Date: 02/02/10 13:58
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: WAF

Never seen two train numbers in the boards.. 1-3



Date: 02/02/10 14:02
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: Notch16

Another example of the "Deadhead Daylight" -- there are what looks like an ex- "Sunset" baggage-dorm and an ex-CNW chair car ahead of the baggage and mail on the lower shot of #51.

Very cool!



Date: 02/02/10 14:40
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: DavidP

WAF Wrote:
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> Never seen two train numbers in the boards.. 1-3

I would expect its indicating first section of #3.

Dave



Date: 02/02/10 16:37
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: ATSF3751

SP6190 Wrote:
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> More from the archives of Bernard Levine. All
> taken sometime in 1964/66.
>
> #1-2 #3 with the 6004 leading at LAUPT in February
> 1966.
>
> #3 #1-3 with the 6050 leading at Taylor Jct
> in LA, June 1966.

Check out the UP style snow shields on the 2nd E unit on 1-3. SP tried once and didn't repeat.



Date: 02/02/10 17:21
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: WAF

DavidP Wrote:
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> WAF Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Never seen two train numbers in the boards..
> 1-3
>
> I would expect its indicating first section of
> #3.
>
> Dave

I suspect that too.



Date: 02/02/10 17:22
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: WAF

Notch16 Wrote:
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> Another example of the "Deadhead Daylight" --
> there are what looks like an ex- "Sunset"
> baggage-dorm and an ex-CNW chair car ahead of the
> baggage and mail on the lower shot of #51.
>
> Very cool!

Yes, indeed



Date: 02/03/10 07:08
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: 1372

Neat! Perhaps photo 3, First No. 3, was due to the normally combined Golden State-Sunset between El Paso and LA being run in two sections on account of the huge increase in traffic caused by the airline strike that summer. Or...? Anywho, these nicely convey the down-at-the-hells, almost gritty quality of SP's latter-day passenger service. The glory days were definitely over! Thanks for sharing, Kurt.



Date: 02/03/10 08:44
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: wag216

I did not get to experience most of the SP passenger trains. Many thanks for the history lesson.
Plus 73 and still learning(I think). art g



Date: 02/04/10 20:01
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: calhog

Enjoyed the pictures very much. Thanks for sharing.

I always felt that geeps belonged on the commutes, not intercity trains. Whenever I saw the Daylight or Lark go through with a geep on the point, it was a big letdown.



Date: 02/04/10 22:04
Re: SP passenger stuff from the 60's.
Author: dmaffei

Very Cool stuff. Enjoy seeing all the variations in consist/equipment from those days. Thanks for posting these and the great KM photos.



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