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Date: 08/05/22 14:18
SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: photobob

Early morning light finds this westbound passing through Cape Horn in 1960. I used to take the Greyhound up to Colfax from the City. Having no car meant some long walks but when your sixteen and chasing trains so what.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography




Date: 08/05/22 15:10
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: SPDRGWfan

Dang nice!



Date: 08/05/22 15:18
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: timz

Think they're pulling against the brakes?



Date: 08/05/22 15:29
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: PHall

timz Wrote:
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> Think they're pulling against the brakes?

That's not brake smoke. That's sand being pulverized by the wheels.



Date: 08/05/22 16:24
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: FiveChime

Slight westbound upgrade just west of Carpentar Road crossing.
Nice photo from a time long past.
Regards, Jim Evans



Date: 08/05/22 17:05
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: WAF

Dynamic brake smoke



Date: 08/05/22 19:20
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: gonx

A good 4 mile hike uphill from Colfax to Cape Horn. That eastbound track searchlight was constantly being vandalized by yokels shooting out the glass that Espee gave up and retired it in the 1980s. Today there are gates at the xing as well as signals for both mains.



Date: 08/05/22 19:46
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: WAF

gonx Wrote:
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> A good 4 mile hike uphill from Colfax to Cape
> Horn. That eastbound track searchlight was
> constantly being vandalized by yokels shooting out
> the glass that Espee gave up and retired it in the
> 1980s. Today there are gates at the xing as well
> as signals for both mains.
Bob was just a youngster then. No sweat



Date: 08/05/22 20:50
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: timz

> Slight westbound upgrade just west of Carpentar Road

Most likely that signal is 1460, and the pic is a couple miles
above Carpenter Rd. No upgrade there.



Date: 08/06/22 12:12
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: texchief1

Like that shot!

RC Lundgren



Date: 08/06/22 15:56
Re: SP F's westbound at Cape Horn 1960
Author: BoostedFridge

Great stuff Bob.



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