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Date: 02/02/10 12:16
KM's and other things
Author: SP6190

More from The archives of Bernard Levine.

KM's in action, well two of them anyway.

#1 The 9108 leaves Bakersfield in March 1968.

#2-3 The 3600 and 9120 arrive Bakersfield from the north in March 1968.








Date: 02/02/10 12:17
Re: KM's and other things
Author: SP6190

Just sitting around!

#4 The 9100 rests at Bakersfield in March 1968.

#5 The 9120 at Roseville in May 1966.

#6 The 9114 and 9120 rest at Bakersfield in 1966.








Date: 02/02/10 12:18
Re: KM's and other things
Author: SP6190

And other things

#7 Going to scrap. Three E's (one E8 and two E7 B's) and a F7 heading for EMD (?) sometime in 1967.

#8 The 376 and a SD40 at Bakersfield in 1967.







Date: 02/02/10 13:18
Re: KM's and other things
Author: Notch16

That pic of 9120 in Roseville, hooked up to externals, shows a load test on the transmission with the engine on the 'Firing Line'. The device is an external cooler.

This is likely just after the 1966 rebuilding supervised by KM. It gave a new lease on life to four of the fifteen 'Series' units, correcting most of the cooling and engine problems which plagued the units. We learned that the rebuilding program was scheduled for all 15 units, but SP pulled the plug on the KMs before that could happen. SP 9010, currently being restored at Niles Canyon by the Pacific Locomotive Association, is one of the Final Four rebuilt units.

Pics and story about the KM presence in Roseville (including another view of this same load test process on rebuilt unit 9107) can be found on the PLA's 9010 website:

http://sp9010.ncry.org/cpzander.htm

Neat photos!

~ Bob Z.



Date: 02/02/10 14:04
Re: KM's and other things
Author: Notch16

Also very rare to see SP passenger-pool Fs with icicle bars and black widow paint, since I believe the bars came well after the 1958 switch to Red & Gray. 376 and 6458 are the ones which come to mind.



Date: 02/02/10 16:12
Re: KM's and other things
Author: SP6190

Actually I don't believe the 376 was ever in the passenger pool. Not sure why it got the icicle breakers.



Date: 02/02/10 17:26
Re: KM's and other things
Author: WAF

Used to lead the Overland and COSF over Donner.



Date: 02/02/10 18:16
Re: KM's and other things
Author: SandingValve

Any clues to the GE 44 tonner just to the right of the Krauss on the 'firingline' in Roseville?


SV



Date: 02/02/10 19:05
Re: KM's and other things
Author: FiveChime

Great stuff!

I had always wondered about how 376 got those ice bars. My recollection was that the 6390 series Fs were used as point power for the Donner passenger trains. They did not get the ice bars. 376 was a very odd case
in more ways than one as I have possession of old 8mm movies copied to DVD that shows this locomotive getting a black widow touch up in the Roseville shop in 1966!

John, thanks again for posting these great memories.

Regards, Jim Evans



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/10 13:37 by FiveChime.



Date: 02/02/10 19:10
Re: KM's and other things
Author: WAF

SandingValve Wrote:
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> Any clues to the GE 44 tonner just to the right of
> the Krauss on the 'firingline' in Roseville?
>
>
> SV
Visalia Electric



Date: 02/02/10 19:28
Re: KM's and other things
Author: west

I think it's Petaluma & Santa Rosa #4. It was sold in 12/1966. Had been Visalia Electric 501, then SP # 1903 before P&SR # 4.
In 1966 Visalia Electric's only 44 ton was # 502 still in service then, happily preserved at Rio Vista Jct.

Don



Date: 02/02/10 20:01
Re: KM's and other things
Author: 90mac

That's the BKFD that I remember.
Thanks.
Tom



Date: 02/02/10 23:10
Re: KM's and other things
Author: SandingValve

Thanks Wes and Don for the info on the GE. Had a hunch as to the origins, now confirmed.

SV



Date: 02/03/10 08:37
Re: KM's and other things
Author: wingomann

And K-M 9010 is slowly returning to life. The first new paint has gone on. See: http://sp9010.ncry.org/frontend2.htm for Howards latest update (bottom of page).



Date: 02/03/10 09:28
Re: KM's and other things
Author: Fredo

FiveChime Wrote:
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> Great stuff!
>
> Also,I like the 1963 Chevy 2 there in that one
> shot. Had to watch for those when you were in the
> depths of railroad property photographing trains
> because the special agents drove them!
>
> John, thanks again for posting these great
> memories.
>
> Regards, Jim Evans

Sort of looks like a Ford Falcon.



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