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Date: 09/16/20 07:44
Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: masterphots

Seeing valmont's post of the SN detour brought back memories of other shots I have of the units on the SN detour.  Thought I'd post a few.

1.  The going away shot of valmont's post    Stockton  10/1/67

2-3.  301D/301A arriving Stockton from S. Sacramento  5/31/69



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/20 08:54 by masterphots.








Date: 09/16/20 07:47
Re: Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: masterphots

4.   After running around the train at Stockton, 301D has become 301A west heading to Pittsburg, CA  5/31/69

5.   Both F3s at Jeffries Shops, Sacramento   7/2/66



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/20 08:55 by masterphots.






Date: 09/16/20 09:04
Re: Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: refarkas

Back-to-back SN F's - Wonderful!
Bob



Date: 09/16/20 09:35
Re: Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: PHall

refarkas Wrote:
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> Back-to-back SN F's - Wonderful!
> Bob

Have to run them back to back, no nose MU!



Date: 09/16/20 09:51
Re: Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: krm152

A super outstanding Sacramento Northern F-Unit photo series.
SN #310-A = ex-NYO&W #501     SN #310-D = ex-NYO&W #502
Thanks for your great photo posting.
ALLEN 



Date: 09/16/20 10:28
Re: Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: ironmtn

PHall Wrote:
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> refarkas Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Back-to-back SN F's - Wonderful!
> > Bob
>
> Have to run them back to back, no nose MU!

And street-running, too. Just incredible. When pigs fly....well, they're flying.



Date: 09/16/20 11:50
Re: Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: zephyrus

Awesome photos of some neat units.  I do not know why it interests me so much to see SN lettered F-units but it does very much.  Always get a kick out of seeing them.

And the caboose in a lot of those photos is SN 1642, which would become one of the two final cabooses in service on the SN.  It survives today at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum and is getting repainted to match its later running buddy, SN GP7 712.

Wish we could put together even an SN - WP pair like in the first photo.  Wouldn't that look sweet.

Z



Date: 09/16/20 12:12
Re: Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: SPDRGWfan

Interesting.  I have heard of and seen a few photo's of the SN, but never really knew anything about it although I assumed it was a subsiderary of the WP.  I looked at the wiki and was surprised it was a larger operationi that I would have guessed:

"The Sacramento Northern Railway (reporting mark SN) was a 183-mile (295 km) electric interurban railway that connected Chico in northern California with Oakland via the California capital, Sacramento. In its operation it ran directly on the streets of Oakland, Sacramento, Yuba City, Chico, and Woodland and ran interurban passenger service until 1941 and freight service into the 1960s."

After reading further, I didn't see what date that the SN because a sub of WP; I'll have to look again to see if I missed it.  It did say it ceased to existed when UP took over the WP in 1983.

Fantastic photos!

Cheers,
Jim



Date: 09/16/20 18:07
Re: Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: zephyrus

Check out this website, originally created by Garth Groff:  https://www.wplives.org/sn/

Z


SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> Interesting.  I have heard of and seen a few
> photo's of the SN, but never really knew anything
> about it although I assumed it was a subsiderary
> of the WP.  I looked at the wiki and was
> surprised it was a larger operationi that I would
> have guessed:
>
> "The Sacramento Northern Railway (reporting
> mark SN) was a 183-mile (295 km)
> electric interurban railway that
> connected Chico in
> northern California with Oakland via the
> California capital, Sacramento. In its operation
> it ran directly on the streets of Oakland,
> Sacramento, Yuba City, Chico, and Woodland and ran
> interurban passenger service until 1941 and
> freight service into the 1960s."
>
> After reading further, I didn't see what date that
> the SN because a sub of WP; I'll have to look
> again to see if I missed it.  It did say it
> ceased to existed when UP took over the WP in
> 1983.
>
> Fantastic photos!
>
> Cheers,
> Jim



Date: 09/17/20 07:16
Re: Sacramento Northern F3s
Author: SPDRGWfan

zephyrus Wrote:
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> Check out this website, originally created by
> Garth Groff:  https://www.wplives.org/sn/
>
> Z

Thanks.  I wish they would restore all of those WP photo's of freight cars.  It was a great reference.



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