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Date: 04/02/10 11:28
A jem spotted on my honeymoon
Author: dieselman

SP-4401
Spotted this fine SP caddilac while passing through Grants Pass Or on 8-20-84 with my new wife.
This unit was built as the 5480 in March 1956,renumbered to 3954 in 1966 ,rebuilt to 4401 released in 6-75 from SP'S Sacramento Shops.Somewere along the line she lost her front fuel tank which makes her much lighter for bad trackage on the Oregon Div branches,and a real oddity to look at plus probably a much rougher ride for the crew.A few SD7's had this happen that had steam generators not many SD9's that iv'e seen are missing a tank.She was later retired,stored in the weeds then later sold to Matt Monson in 7-98.

Mark




Date: 04/02/10 12:27
Re: A jem spotted on my honeymoon
Author: AgentSmith

Must not have been much of a honeymoon...Unless it was her idea..LOL!



Date: 04/02/10 14:36
Re: A jem spotted on my honeymoon
Author: photobob

Mark, when you are talking about she or her your talking about the locomotive, right?



Date: 04/03/10 05:09
Re: A jem spotted on my honeymoon
Author: P

dieselman Wrote:

She was later retired,stored in
> the weeds then later sold to Matt Monson in 7-98.
>
> Mark


What a way to dispose of the wife!



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