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Date: 08/13/19 14:34
More SP From the Good Old Days.
Author: tehachcond

  Here's three more from the Tehachapi territory:

4.  This SP eastbound must have been a very heavy one. I caught this one in March  1971,  between Bena and Ilmon.  Five units on the point...

5.  ...and five more cut in helping.

6.  One of the first series Krause-Maffei hydraulic units departs Bakersfield on a westbound.  The SP puurchased the three from the D&RGW after they gave up on them.  Yes, that's a stock car behind the power.  There were five more conventional looking stock cars behind the head car.  November, 1964.

As always, thanks for checking these out, and comments welcome.

Brian Black
Castle Rock, CO.








Date: 08/13/19 15:08
Re: More SP From the Good Old Days.
Author: overniteman

Both sets of photos are excellent. Nice work.



Date: 08/13/19 15:31
Re: More SP From the Good Old Days.
Author: callum_out

Beautiful stuff, excellent scans.

Out



Date: 08/13/19 15:34
Re: More SP From the Good Old Days.
Author: UPNW2-1083

The world as it should be! Great shots, Brian.-BMT



Date: 08/13/19 16:34
Re: More SP From the Good Old Days.
Author: E25

You were certainly there at the right time.  Thanks!

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 08/13/19 17:22
Re: More SP From the Good Old Days.
Author: mcfflyer

WOW!  Great clear shots!

What's the story of the car behind the KM?  A speed windowed stock car?

Lee Hower - Sacramento



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/13/19 17:23 by mcfflyer.



Date: 08/14/19 07:17
Re: More SP From the Good Old Days.
Author: SP8595

Great trio!



Date: 08/14/19 07:47
Re: More SP From the Good Old Days.
Author: SPDRGWfan

mcfflyer Wrote:
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> What's the story of the car behind the KM?  
> Lee Hower - Sacramento

D&RGW and SP approached KM around 61 to put in a joint order - IIRC 3 each.  D&RGW tested theirs and modified the air intakes to help them run better in tunnels. After about 3 years Rio Grande sold their 3 to SP.  The photo there must have been soon after SP took owner ship.

 



Date: 08/14/19 13:36
Re: More SP From the Good Old Days.
Author: dlh

Is that a B&O pig palace



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