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Date: 07/11/19 20:41
Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: FiveChime

I ventured to Klamath Falls, Oregon on Memorial Day Weekend in 1980. Here are a few photos of what I saw.

On the way back to the Bay Area heading south on I-5 down by Lake Shasta in a place between tunnels Sultzer 
powered, former U25B, 7033 popped out of a tunnel nortbound, so I had to turn around and chase!








Date: 07/11/19 21:01
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: FiveChime

Dorris, Calif.

Across The Oregon Border

Texum








Date: 07/11/19 21:06
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: FiveChime

Entering Klamath Falls Yard

End of the fun as helper was added to take the train to Eugene.

It was 4 PM the 2nd time I left KF to head south - tired arrival back in Burlingame at 12:30 AM

Regards, Jim Evans








Date: 07/12/19 06:50
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: WAF

To catch all the popsicles together in 1980, it was worth the tired drive home



Date: 07/12/19 08:16
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: refarkas

Well done - Photos of a chase of the Popsicles are rarely seen.
Bob



Date: 07/12/19 09:30
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: obsessedfoamer

These are great! Wonder where that huge cut of cement cars was coming from/going ?



Date: 07/12/19 10:20
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: WAF

From Grey Rocks, CA to the PNW
 



Date: 07/12/19 10:36
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: SPDRGWfan

Popsicles is a new one on me but I was always been a late bloomer or don't hang out with the right people.

Excellent series of photos of one of my favorite RR's!



Date: 07/12/19 16:22
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: trackplanner

>Popsicles is a new one on me but I was always been a late bloomer or don't hang out with the right people.

Hence the name....
SP 7033 West (TE70-4S) ascending Cajon Pass near Swarthout Canyon Road above Blue Cut, CA in May 1978 (Don DeLay photo). If they had to add helpers for the semi-flat and downhill run to Eugene, half of them must have died. Calimus Hill is the only grade they would have faced and four working units should have been able to handle that. Great shots Jim!


 



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Date: 07/12/19 16:26
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: WAF

Looks like a cream sicle 



Date: 07/13/19 00:20
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: coach

I never knew the KLAMATH FALLS yard had a tower.  Very cool to see.



Date: 07/13/19 10:28
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: trackplanner

>I never knew the KLAMATH FALLS yard had a tower.  Very cool to see.

Here's a Greg Brown photo of the SP Yardmaster tower and switchman's shanty at Klamath Falls, OR in November 1987. 




Date: 07/13/19 13:45
Re: Memorial Day Weekend, 1980, Klamath Falls and The Popsicles
Author: WAF

There's a modeling and weathering done for you
 



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