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Date: 04/22/21 06:58
Missouri Pacific GP18 leads in Texas
Author: gcm

June 79
Northbound between Angleton and Algoa Jct, this train is leaving the Kingsville division.
Another GP18 along with a couple SW1200 units are in the consist.
The switchers are probably headed to the MP Settegast shops in Houston for servicing and repairs.

Gary








Date: 04/22/21 07:47
Re: Missouri Pacific GP18 leads in Texas
Author: refarkas

Well done - That sign adds even more history to the images.
Bob



Date: 04/22/21 09:53
Re: Missouri Pacific GP18 leads in Texas
Author: King_Coal

Great photo. That would be "Brownie" siding (for the Brownsville Sub.} Many trains stopped to do  walking 100 mile inspections at Brownie before hotbox detectors became the standard.

The SWs were used in Freeport and Bloomington when I arrived in 1980. Most other local jobs got some sort of GP.

The GP18's were not long for the world either. They left in 1981 or 82 IIRC as GP38-2s and GP-15s became more plentiful.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/21 09:54 by King_Coal.



Date: 04/22/21 13:02
Re: Missouri Pacific GP18 leads in Texas
Author: santafe199

Everyday stuff back then, but priceless images now! I do wish I could have gotten over my disdain for drab dark blue and shot more Mop than I did, when I had the chance... :^(

Lance/199



Date: 04/22/21 13:28
Re: Missouri Pacific GP18 leads in Texas
Author: krm152

Definitly a well done trio.  
Thanks for the posting.
ALLEN



Date: 04/22/21 14:18
Re: Missouri Pacific GP18 leads in Texas
Author: UP951West

Gary, thaks for posting these MoP Jenks blue units in South Texas. --Kelly



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