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Date: 06/13/18 12:25
SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: photobob

My Dad took me up to Sparks when I was fifteen with my new Argus C22 and a roll of Kodachrome. We wandered all over the shop area with out being hassled. This is where I fell in love with SP F-units.

Robert Morris Photography
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Date: 06/13/18 13:17
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: locogimp

I can see why, great color rendition; Kodachrome really holds up well.

Jan Austin
Chico, CA
J.G. Austin Photography



Date: 06/13/18 13:51
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: drumwrencher

Great pic as usual. It’s nice to see the backshops in the background. Last time I was in Sparks, say 2007-ish, it was still there, serving, it appeared, as several different businesses... Anyone know if UP has levelled it yet? I doubt that they still own it, but ya never know...

Thanks again, Bob.

Walter

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Date: 06/13/18 14:50
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: refarkas

What a great slide for a fifteen year old. It is certainly a beauty now.
Bob



Date: 06/13/18 14:52
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: WarrenWeiss

I clicked on a link in the "Nostalgia & History" page of trainorders.com and this image popped up and literally made me gasp for breath, it was so spectacular.

Warren



Date: 06/13/18 16:22
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: TCnR

Great stuff Bob. I can see why Reno and Sparks were so high on your travel list.

When's that next book coming out?



Date: 06/13/18 16:48
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: RailFanAZ

Very Nice Photo Bob, that is a great shot!!



Date: 06/13/18 17:41
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: SCKP187

Bueaty photo. The fireman has cleared the number boards at the end of the run.
Brian Stevens



Date: 06/13/18 22:38
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: Ritzville

Great looking Black Widow shot, makes me feel young again.

Larry



Date: 06/14/18 03:50
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: SPDRGWfan

Lovely!

Cheers, Jim



Date: 06/14/18 07:15
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: upengr21

The building is still there.



Date: 06/14/18 09:19
Re: SP6394 waiting for its next train at Sparks 1959
Author: ExStarlightHog

Classic SP. Today's loco's are more powerful and reliable, but they're still all crap compared to the EMD "F" unit when it comes to looks.



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