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Date: 09/17/23 05:55
LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: santafe199

Jim Watson’s good friend and slide trading partner Dick Stephenson offers a companion shot to Jim’s three night shots at Roseville posted a few minutes ago. This time it’s an SP commuter train(?) in the deep dark night! at LA...

1. SP 6456 points a train at LAUPT in Los Angeles, CA on November 24, 1973.
Original Kodachrome slide by Dick Stephenson, from the late James W, Watson collection

Thanks for looking back ½ a century!
Lance Garrels
santafe199



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/23 05:55 by santafe199.




Date: 09/17/23 06:23
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: NYC303

Nice night photo.
Probably Amtrak's Sunset Limited.



Date: 09/17/23 06:32
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: Hou74-76

Agreed to all points

NYC303 Wrote:
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> Nice night photo.
> Probably Amtrak's Sunset Limited.



Date: 09/17/23 06:45
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: texchief1

That is a very nice scan, Lance!  Thanks for sharing.

texchief1
 



Date: 09/17/23 07:20
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: santafe199

NYC303 Wrote: > ... Probably Amtrak's Sunset Limited ...

Yeah, thanks guys. I also got a PM from a friend saying the same thing. That's why I put a (?) behind commuter. In my vast scanning experiences of others' collections there are so many times I've had to refer to outside expertise to fill the info gaps. As I work through my own collection I am adding as much hand-written info as I can to my slides. A lesson I wish I would have learned "along the way" back in the 70s & 80s...

Lance/199



Date: 09/17/23 08:31
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: Ritzville

Sp 6456 looking good at night!

Larry



Date: 09/17/23 12:47
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: PHall

santafe199 Wrote:
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> NYC303 Wrote: > ... Probably Amtrak's Sunset
> Limited ...
>
> Yeah, thanks guys. I also got a PM from a friend
> saying the same thing. That's why I put a (?)
> behind commuter. In my vast scanning experiences
> of others' collections there are so many times
> I've had to refer to outside expertise to fill the
> info gaps. As I work through my own collection I
> am adding as much hand-written info as I can to my
> slides. A lesson I wish I would have learned
> "along the way" back in the 70s & 80s...
>
> Lance/199

SP never had commuter service in LA. They had the Pacific Electric for that.



Date: 09/17/23 14:38
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: RuleG

PHall Wrote:
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>
> SP never had commuter service in LA.

SP operated a commuter train for CalTrans from October 1982 to March 1983 between Los Angeles and Oxnard.  SP was vehemently opposed to providing the service and a PUC had to order SP to operate the train.  The service ended due to low ridership, high fares, SP's hostility towards the operation and the newly-elected Governor Deukmejian opposition to state support of passenger rail. 

Source: John Signor, Southern Pacific's Coast Line, pages 249-250.



Date: 09/18/23 07:16
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: swaool

RuleG Wrote:
SP operated a commuter train for CalTrans from October 1982 to March 1983 between Los Angeles and Oxnard.

And here is the equipment laying over in Oxnard on a dreary Sunday in February 1983.

mike woodruff
north platte ne




Date: 09/18/23 07:38
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: santafe199

swaool Wrote: > ... laying over in Oxnard on a dreary Sunday in February 1983 ...

Dreary, maybe. But definitely some good history. Thanks for tossing this one up, Mike...

Lance



Date: 09/18/23 10:37
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

PHall Wrote:
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> santafe199 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > NYC303 Wrote: > ... Probably Amtrak's Sunset
> > Limited ...
> >
> > Yeah, thanks guys. I also got a PM from a
> friend
> > saying the same thing. That's why I put a (?)
> > behind commuter. In my vast scanning
> experiences
> > of others' collections there are so many times
> > I've had to refer to outside expertise to fill
> the
> > info gaps. As I work through my own collection
> I
> > am adding as much hand-written info as I can to
> my
> > slides. A lesson I wish I would have learned
> > "along the way" back in the 70s & 80s...
> >
> > Lance/199
>
> SP never had commuter service in LA. They had the
> Pacific Electric for that.

Don't forget the Baxter Ward express for a short time that ran on the Santa Fe. Plus I worked the Oxnard commute train from Oxnard to LAUPT.
The 6456 was probably the lead unit on number 2 the Sunset limited

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/23 10:39 by SanJoaquinEngr.



Date: 09/18/23 16:26
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

swaool Wrote:
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> RuleG Wrote:
> SP operated a commuter train for CalTrans
> from October 1982 to March 1983 between Los
> Angeles and Oxnard.
>
> And here is the equipment laying over in Oxnard on
> a dreary Sunday in February 1983.
>
> mike woodruff
> north platte ne


When i worked this train if we the crew reported a broken crossing for example the SP charged the cost of the repairs to Caltrans. Including the cpst of the signal maintainer etc. Anything under the sun was charged to CT.

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Date: 09/18/23 19:17
Re: LAUPT at night ala 1973
Author: RuleG

swaool Wrote:
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> RuleG Wrote:
> SP operated a commuter train for CalTrans
> from October 1982 to March 1983 between Los
> Angeles and Oxnard.
>
> And here is the equipment laying over in Oxnard on
> a dreary Sunday in February 1983.
>
> mike woodruff
> north platte ne

Thank you for posting a photo of this train!



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