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Date: 05/25/23 08:49
32 Thursday (RS-32) SP 4000 In Bay Shore Roundhouse 1968
Author: FiveChime

My favorite locomotives as a young railfan living on the SF Pennisula.
SP 7300-7309, later 4000-4009. Saw them first when new on the overnight piggyback trains,
then for years handling local switcher duties both in Bay Area and Valley.
Glad that some of the former SP units are still in servive.
Joe Ward Photo of 4000 in fresh paint inside the roundhouse 55 years ago.
Regards, Jim Evans




Date: 05/25/23 09:21
Re: 32 Thursday (RS-32) SP 4000 In Bay Shore Roundhouse 1968
Author: photobob

One of my favorites also plus that roundhouse was one of my favorite hangouts.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



Date: 05/25/23 09:27
Re: 32 Thursday (RS-32) SP 4000 In Bay Shore Roundhouse 1968
Author: TomPlatten

We are trying to arrange to move the RS-32 to SCRM in Perris. First we need to get a connection installed so we can take delivery of the Santa Fe 5704. The Union Pacific is reluctant to haul the RS-32 due to concerns about the coupler.  I do not know what the problem is for UP-that is way above my "pay grade".



Date: 05/25/23 10:14
Re: 32 Thursday (RS-32) SP 4000 In Bay Shore Roundhouse 1968
Author: garrett

TomPlatten Wrote:
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> We are trying to arrange to move the RS-32 to SCRM
> in Perris. First we need to get a connection
> installed so we can take delivery of the Santa Fe
> 5704. The Union Pacific is reluctant to haul the
> RS-32 due to concerns about the coupler.  I do
> not know what the problem is for UP-that is way
> above my "pay grade".

Most likely a non-alignment controlled coupler.  Using that excuse, UP can charge you for a special move.  BNSF moves locomotives all over their system without resorting to this special fee, but the UP looks for ways to screw the customer.



Date: 05/26/23 14:46
Re: 32 Thursday (RS-32) SP 4000 In Bay Shore Roundhouse 1968
Author: ApproachCircuit

Those alco's were gutsy loco's. Good switching and good on the road.
Sometimes they would have to rescue FM powered commuter trains.
They could maintain the schedule pulling both the cars and FM.
One of ALCO's best models.



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