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Date: 01/15/22 07:27
Worn, but not forgotten
Author: milwaukeemike

On a 1988 trip to capture the Southern Pacific, stumbled across this way freight tied down at Nacodoches, TX with its worn out GP35 looking tired but always impressive to me. Long live the memories of our favorite fallen flags.




Date: 01/15/22 08:08
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: FiveChime

Here is the same locomotive running through New Iberia, La in December, 1988.
Nice Nathan P3 horn common on the old SP.
Regards, Jim Evans

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Date: 01/15/22 08:38
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: 3rdswitch

NIce look back. That is one long train through New Iberia. Funny, back then barely six thousand horsepower was enough. Today at least 2x1 at minimum double hpt.
JB



Date: 01/15/22 08:49
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: refarkas

A great prototype photo for locomotive weathering.
Bob



Date: 01/15/22 09:01
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: tomstp

Kinda sick horn.



Date: 01/16/22 06:20
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: fehorse1

That's a familiar sound.  All the new GP-9's the NP bought had P-3 horns.  One of two crews that came to Shelton, where I live, used to lay over in Shelton a least a couple of hours each day.  This gave one engineer the time to change out any broken diaphrams he found on the GP-9's.  But since he didn't have any new diaphrams, he simply used the bottoms of old beer cans as a substitute.  Believe it or not they actually worked!

Pete Replinger
 



Date: 01/16/22 08:45
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: MacBeau

Love the video.
—Mac

FiveChime Wrote:
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> Here is the same locomotive running through New
> Iberia, La in December, 1988.
> Nice Nathan P3 horn common on the old SP.
> Regards, Jim Evans



Date: 01/16/22 08:52
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: UP951West

Enjoyed your video. It brings back memories of the SP in Texas with the traditional Mars signal light and Nathan P 3 air horn. 
Thanks for sharing ! 



Date: 01/16/22 12:52
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: FiveChime

And ... probably all the grade crossings!  With all the quiet zones now, this much horn use is getting rare.
One of my first horny experiences was not far from New Iberia in August of 1964. My uncle who was well known
in Lafayette, La. for his roll in the Gulf oil industry, knew a lot of folks including some SP people.
He took me to West Lafayette so I could get a recording of the westbound Sunset Limited leaving town.
Little did I know that just a week before,Train #1 had clobbered a car and killed the driver at the same rural,
crossing buck protected crossing where we were. 
When the Limited passed it was a rare horn event to be sure. Basically the hogger my uncle knew
did a 26L formation each part of which lasted 2 or three minutes!
Regards, Jim Evans


 



Date: 01/16/22 14:20
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: CPCoyote

And on down Washington Street to contend with more vehicles and people. Excellent video.

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Date: 01/16/22 16:24
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: callen77

what is the story with the yellow Geep parked to the right in the video?



Date: 01/16/22 17:17
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: Milwaukee

Strange looking tail end of the train with all the empty cars and then the one trailer on the last available location in the train.   



Date: 01/16/22 17:21
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: UP951West

Thanks for sharing your well lit slide in Nacogdoches , TX . We don't ge to see many shots from deep East Texas .



Date: 01/16/22 17:25
Re: Worn, but not forgotten
Author: UP951West

Jim , would you share this sound recording you made in 1964 of SP 's Sunset Limited with us some time on Trainorders ? M3 or M5 horns ? 

FiveChime Wrote:
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> And ... probably all the grade crossings!  With
> all the quiet zones now, this much horn use is
> getting rare.
> One of my first horny experiences was not far from
> New Iberia in August of 1964. My uncle who was
> well known
> in Lafayette, La. for his roll in the Gulf oil
> industry, knew a lot of folks including some SP
> people.
> He took me to West Lafayette so I could get a
> recording of the westbound Sunset Limited leaving
> town.
> Little did I know that just a week before,Train #1
> had clobbered a car and killed the driver at the
> same rural,
> crossing buck protected crossing where we were. 
> When the Limited passed it was a rare horn event
> to be sure. Basically the hogger my uncle knew
> did a 26L formation each part of which lasted 2 or
> three minutes!
> Regards, Jim Evans
>
>
>  



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