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Date: 01/06/21 08:45
Westbound Wednesday, SP SD45 8958 Paso Robles, Calif., 1987
Author: FiveChime

On the California Coast Route. Westbound freight. A short time later, eastbound Amtrak passes.

Regards, Jim Evans

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Date: 01/06/21 08:49
Re: Westbound Wednesday, SP SD45 8958 Paso Robles, Calif., 1987
Author: SPDRGWfan

Its nice to see full train roll-by's.  So many video's cut the scene after the power passed!

Thanks!
Jim



Date: 01/06/21 09:15
Re: Westbound Wednesday, SP SD45 8958 Paso Robles, Calif., 1987
Author: railstiesballast

Thanks for that.  I especially liked hearing the P-3 (?) SP air horns again.
Through the early 80s Paso Robles (pass of the oak trees) was a Roadmaster's headquarters. I have been in that office and over at the Train Order office getting line-ups a few times.
The "Big E" series of videos produced by Dick Eisfeller shows the whole train, every train for a 24-hour period.
He generally moves around whichever subdivision he is documenting so you see more of the land and don't get too bored.
He lets you year the power approach and pass by, then gives a detailed narrative about each train and some background about the line's history.
After watching you will know quite a bit about the traffic and country through which they pass, and get a quick glimpse of all the rolling stock.
I watch them while on my exerciser (full disclosure, this is not often).
They are a good look back to the year they were taped.



Date: 01/06/21 13:06
Re: Westbound Wednesday, SP SD45 8958 Paso Robles, Calif., 1987
Author: WAF

SP garage train to Oakland. Bouncy track even for an SD45



Date: 01/06/21 19:28
Re: Westbound Wednesday, SP SD45 8958 Paso Robles, Calif., 1987
Author: WOPRJim

Quite a mix... there's even a couple of DODX Flatcars with USMC AAVs (LVTP-7) Amtracs!
Jim



Date: 01/06/21 21:22
Re: Westbound Wednesday, SP SD45 8958 Paso Robles, Calif., 1987
Author: Ritzville

Nice look back on the SP in Paso Robles!

Larry



Date: 01/06/21 23:05
Re: Westbound Wednesday, SP SD45 8958 Paso Robles, Calif., 1987
Author: ShoreLineRoute

Interesting that Superliner I cars have outlasted Coast Route wigwags and jointed rail by decades.  Thank for posting!

Oliver Barrett



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