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Date: 09/11/19 17:33
pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: GreenFlag

Here's some photos taken on 2-14-76 while pacing SBC inbound train #3 below Mexicali with GP40 2106 on the point. A real mix of equipment and paint schemes.








Date: 09/11/19 17:35
Re: pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: GreenFlag

Here's some of the power and cars in the Mexicali yard that day with GP18 2304, servicing GP40 2109 and a clean looking camp car.








Date: 09/11/19 17:37
Re: pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: GreenFlag

Some of the passenger cars seen that day at the station and in the yard. Maybe someone knows the heritage of these cars? Not sure if they're ex-US








Date: 09/11/19 18:19
Re: pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: krm152

Very interesting photo series.
Thanks for the post.
ALLEN



Date: 09/11/19 21:21
Re: pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: bnsfsd70

Wow!  Very cool stuff. Thanks for posting these!

- Jeff



Date: 09/11/19 21:34
Re: pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: erielackawanna

That was neat. Thanks for sharing.



Date: 09/11/19 21:49
Re: pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: mundo

Photo # 7,   Sleeper  Rio Colorado  ex pullman Lake Eleanor built 1926    a 10-1-2    style car  or  10 sections, 1 drawing room, 2 compartments.

Photo # 8  car 5118   ex   MP  466 or 467   Budd 1948

Can not make out car numbers of the IC car or the blue and yellow. 



Date: 09/12/19 05:58
Re: pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: refarkas

Fascinating set of photos.
Bob



Date: 09/12/19 10:03
Re: pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: GreenFlag

Appreciate the comments and info.
The two cars in photo 2 when pacing look to be the 1964 & 1938. The FCP car in pic 9 is the 1548. I figured that first car on the train was ex-IC, but can't see the number. I have photos of other cars that day also.
I have a slide of a steam engine in the yard that I'm almost certain went on display around there within a year or two. I was going to post that on the Steam Board.



Date: 09/12/19 11:40
Re: pacing Sonora Baja train #3 into Mexicali
Author: mundo

1964  is the EX BN  - GN  1232

The1938, my notes say is ex B&O, others say Lackawanna

1548 looks like a 14 or  16 section sleeper converted to a coach.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/12/19 11:43 by mundo.



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