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Date: 06/27/20 19:33
SP SDP45 3207 leading train 60 at Brisbane
Author: photobob

I think this was after CalTrain took over the SP commute service between San Francisco. I forgot what year I took this shot near the old location of the Visitation Tower. I do remember that this was one of the last reguar all Harriman Car trains.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/27/20 20:34 by photobob.




Date: 06/27/20 19:41
Re: SP SDP45 3207 leading train 60 at Brisbane
Author: PasadenaSub

A great photo, Bob.  I believe Caltrain started taking over peninsula operations in 1983, and then started receiving their own F40s and bilevels for push-pull operation in March-May 1985.  Ted Benson had some great photos of the changeover in one of Joe Strapac's SP annuals from the 80s.

Rich



Date: 06/27/20 20:05
Re: SP SDP45 3207 leading train 60 at Brisbane
Author: TonyJ

Small correction. It was Visitacion Tower.



Date: 06/27/20 20:35
Re: SP SDP45 3207 leading train 60 at Brisbane
Author: photobob

Thanks Tony I corrected it. Don't get old Tony.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



Date: 06/28/20 09:34
Re: SP SDP45 3207 leading train 60 at Brisbane
Author: dmaffei

I wasted a few hours watching trains from that dirt parking lot that was associated with the tower location. Anyone know what year the tower went away? 



Date: 06/28/20 10:50
Re: SP SDP45 3207 leading train 60 at Brisbane
Author: Westbound

Although not a commuter I did have occasions to ride these SP trains. Riding in subs was an exercise in the imagination, trying to have fun and imagine steam, not that huge box-shaped diesel on the point. These cars were rattlers and if you had to ride in a smoker they could be miserable. I wish I could still ride at 70+ mph in what were even back then 70+ year old passenger cars.



Date: 06/28/20 18:57
Re: SP SDP45 3207 leading train 60 at Brisbane
Author: TonyJ

photobob Wrote:
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> Thanks Tony I corrected it. Don't get old Tony.

Ha! That's a good one!



Date: 06/28/20 19:28
Re: SP SDP45 3207 leading train 60 at Brisbane
Author: phthithu

Looks like this was down by the entrance to the office complex where Van WAters and Rodgers was located. I wonder when they stopped taking cars. 



Date: 06/28/20 20:01
Re: SP SDP45 3207 leading train 60 at Brisbane
Author: WAF

VW&R was truck only for ages



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