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Date: 12/01/19 10:45
Switcher Sunday
Author: trackplanner

WP 602 (SW9) & 608 (NW2) idle between assignments on the sand tracks at Stockton, CA in February 1983? (Don DeLay photo).

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/19 20:03 by trackplanner.

Date: 12/01/19 12:21
Re: Switcher Sunday
Author: PHall

Land of the M5R24 air horn!

Date: 12/01/19 15:02
Re: Switcher Sunday
Author: refarkas

Wonderful WP image.

Date: 12/01/19 15:43
Re: Switcher Sunday
Author: PHall

I seriously doubt the 1985 date on the picture. That would be three years after the UP Assimulation.
The SW9's were shipped off to Omaha for their conversion to SW10's in 1983 or so.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/19 18:36 by PHall.

Date: 12/01/19 19:57
Re: Switcher Sunday
Author: zephyrus

Awesome shot!  And SN 607 hiding there behind the 602 as well.


Date: 12/01/19 20:47
Re: Switcher Sunday
Author: PHall

zephyrus Wrote:
> Awesome shot!  And SN 607 hiding there behind the
> 602 as well.
> Z

Yeah the arched cab windows and fat stacks are kinda hard to hide!

Date: 12/02/19 04:18
Re: Switcher Sunday
Author: SPDRGWfan

I doubt the 1985 date listed for the photo as well, but it's a nice photo!

Date: 12/02/19 20:02
Re: Switcher Sunday
Author: trackplanner

According to Don Strack's Utah Rails site, WP 602 was retired in September 1983, so the date of this slide is incorrect. It was probably February or March 1983 during a Winterail trip. Guess I either lost or misplaced the roll or waited an awful long time to have it developed!

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