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Date: 04/02/24 16:13
Forty or More Years Ago - SWPC 409
Author: refarkas

Bill Cheeks photographed rare Southwestern Portland Cement 409 (FM H20-44) in Victorville, California in July 1977. She is ex-Union Pacific.
Bob



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/24 16:16 by refarkas.




Date: 04/02/24 18:53
Re: Forty or More Years Ago - SWPC 409
Author: Ritzville

Nice catch!!

Larry



Date: 04/02/24 19:31
Re: Forty or More Years Ago - SWPC 409
Author: zephyrus

According to TrainWeb, SWPC / Mojave Northern had three of these, all preserved:408 FM H20-44 L1042 12/1947 ex SWPC 69; ex UP DS1369 to Illinois Railway Museum409 FM H20-44 L1032 6/1947 ex SWPC 66; ex UP DS1366; nee FM 2000 to PSRM as UP DS1366410 FM H20-44 20L832 3/1954 ex ACY 505 1984 to CTC,Galveston,TX as UP DS410, 1984

They are the only examples of the model that survive.

Z



Date: 04/02/24 20:09
Re: Forty or More Years Ago - SWPC 409
Author: Gonut1

The latticework of handrails on the front of that loco are just amazing! A modeler's nightmare! Great photo. I miss all the locos of the late 40's and 50's. So much more interesting that today's functional building block locos. Yawn!!!
GonutĀ 



Date: 04/02/24 20:34
Re: Forty or More Years Ago - SWPC 409
Author: oyw

Awesome! Do you or anyone else know if Bill is still with us?



Date: 04/02/24 21:53
Re: Forty or More Years Ago - SWPC 409
Author: refarkas

It has been over forty years since I last traded slides with him, so I don't know if he is still with us or not.
Bob



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