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Date: 01/14/17 23:06
SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: bradleymckay

Jan 2, 1982

westbounds - Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo

9336 West - LAWJY - 75 loads/1 empty, 7261 tons/3911 feet (odd train...heavy and short...possibly cement from Arizona)
Conductor: Santos
Engineer: Hull

UP2527 West - WCOAK - 25/109, 6727/8149
Conductor: Marshall
Engineer: Senior

8703 West - 2/LAWJY - 15/58, 3713/4195
Conductor: Williams
Engineer: Downs

8554 West - AVBAT - 64/1, 5454/5019
Conductor: Baca
Engineer: Adams


Jan 5

westbounds

8332 West - LABAT - 20/1, 1630/1933
Conductor: Zukerman
Engineer: Hagan

9121 West - LAWJY - 73/1, 7067/3400 (another heavy, short train)
Conductor: Kadlubowski
Engineer: Guerin

5323 West - 2/LAWJY - 29/67, 5468/5795
Conductor: Blakeman
Engineer: F.A. Eadus
Pilot engineer - McCarthy

9397 West - WCOAY - 28/53, 4755/4796
Conductor: McCallister
Engineer: Adams


Jan 8

westbounds

7670 West - LABAT - 13/1, 1829/1467
Conductor: Michael
Engineer: Kerschner

7902 West - WCOAY - 34/66, 5791/6056 (by this time a U30C leading a train on the Coast was rare - most were already stored due to the recession)
Conductor: Kracht
Engineer: Senior

7353 West - AVBAT - 40/1, 3200/3290
Conductor: Kadlubowski
Engineer: Neal

9175 West - LAWJY - 33/41, 4171/4423
Conductor: Blakeman
Engineer: Conn


Jan 9

eastbounds - San Luis Obispo or Oxnard to LA

8555 East - OXLAU (Oxnard Turn) - 31/21, 3251/3662
Conductor: Santos
Engineer: Finn

8332 East - 01-OAASY-07 - 54/36, 5720/no footage listed
Conductor: Marshall
Engineer: Eadus

8384 East - GULAP - 52/30, 5984/no footage listed
Conductor: Fagan
Engineer: McCarthy

9373 East - OALAT - 1/73, 2540/7001 (all empty TOFC flats for LATC)
Conductor: Zukerman
Engineer: Manthie

5323 East - 01-OAASY-08 - 47/64, 6276/no footage listed
Conductor: Lowrey
Engineer: Kerschner


Jan 11

westbounds

9197 West - AVBAT - 85/1, 6842/8343
Conductor: Kracht
Engineer: B. Bray

9288 West - WCOAK - 46/56, 6532/5367
Conductor: Kadlubowski
Engineer: Rosa

3435 West - LAWJY - 35/33, 4959/4819
Conductor: Blakeman
Engineer: Baker

7325 West - LABAT - 15/1, 1107/1726
Conductor: Green
Engineer: Neal


Jan 14

eastbounds

7325 East - OALAT - 20/51, 3277/6774
Conductor: Kadlubowski
Engineer: Manthie

9039 East - GULAP - 57/84, 7194/8286
Conductor: Williams
Engineer: Honea

9291 East - BALAT - 44/2, 3474/no footage listed
Conductor: McCallister
Engineer: Hellikson

8563 East - OAASK - 58/52, 7399/6295
Conductor: Evans
Engineer: Snaer



Allen


 



Date: 01/15/17 08:58
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: bradleymckay

More:

Jan. 17

westbound LA to SLO

5323 West - LAWJY - 55 loads/41 empties, 6996 tons/5624 feet
Conductor: Brown
Engineer: Custer

8551 West - WCOAY - 35/59, 5671/5973
Conductor: Choate
Engineer: Baker

9326 West - LABAT - 47/1, 3515/4464
Conductor: Lowrey
Engineer: McCarthy

9099 West - 2/LAWJY - 40/1, 3882/2074
Conductor: Kracht
Engineer: Bertran


Jan. 19

westbounds

9321 West - WCOAK - 61/34, 7074/5456
Conductor: McCallister
Engineer: Honea

7359 West - AVBAT - 70/1, 4690/5599
Conductor: Williams
Engineer: Rosa

5321 West - LAWJY - 6/44, 2388/3137
Conductor: Arnson
Engineer: Hagen

7671 West - LABAT - 15/1, 1122/1439
Conductor: Broda
Engineer: Thorndill


Jan. 21

eastbounds

4382 East - GULAP - 24/18, 2705/2622
Conductor: Williams
Engineer: Thorndill

9306 East - OALAK/OALAT - 40/28, 4841/4632
Conductor: White
Engineer: McCarthy

7672 East - BALAT - 39/1, 2621/4182
Conductor: Broda
Engineer: Ware


Jan 24

eastbounds

5301 East - GULAP - 19/19, 2356/1965
Conductor: Casiday
Engineer: Waage

9291 East - OALAY - 36/25, 4203/no footage listed
Conductor: Byrnes
Engineer: Eadus

9363 East - OALAT - 32/1, 2231/no footage listed
Conductor: Lowrey
Engineer: McCarthy


Jan. 27

westbounds

7637 West - LAWJY - 9/49, 2619/3430
Conductor: Tangen
Engineer: Thorndill

7311 West - AVBAT - 66/1, 5041/4699
Conductor: Blakeman
Engineer: B.Bray

8727 West - 2/LAWJY - 32/46, 5011/5055
Conductor: McCallister
Engineer: M. Rolls

8307 West - LABAT - 18/1, 1323/1726
Conductor: Williams
Engineer: Hagen


Jan. 29

eastbounds

8618 East - GULAP - 32/19, 3347/3239
Conductor: Taff
Engineer: Manthie

8316 East - BALAT - 47/2, 3507/4667
Conductor: Williams
Engineer: Hagen

7630 East - OALAT - 35/46, 4782/6353
Conductor: Kadlubowski
Engineer: M. Rolls


Jan 30

westbounds

8644 West - 01-AVBAT-27 - 75/1, 5620/6333
Conductor: Casiday
Engineer: Manthie

8900 West - LAWJY - 15/52, 3657/3821
Conductor: Tangen
Engineer: Downs

5319 West - 02-AVBAT-27 - 73/1, 6051/5971
Conductor: Zukerman
Engineer: Senior

9344 West - AVBAT-28 - 62/1, 4752/5236
Conductor: Kadlubowski
Engineer: Woronovich



Allen



Date: 01/15/17 13:58
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: WAF

Where was the Phoenix cement headed?  GULAP. Looks like a garbage train down the Coast
 



Date: 01/15/17 14:38
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: spnudge

Still looking for my name. 


Nudge



Date: 01/15/17 20:33
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: ButteStBrakeman

spnudge Wrote:
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> Still looking for my name. 
>
>
> Nudge

Wont find mine. I was at Guadalupe.



Date: 01/15/17 23:12
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: bradleymckay

WAF Wrote:
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> Where was the Phoenix cement headed? 

I suspected back then that if it was cement it was from the facility at Rillito, AZ, west of Tucson.   It may have been test shipments.  Probably going to the same place the Mojave cement was going (Newark?).


Allen

 



Date: 01/15/17 23:18
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: bradleymckay

SLOCONDR Wrote:
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> Wont find mine. I was at Guadalupe.

Virlon, was that around the time (early 1982) when Jerry Waltman worked the local in Guad?  That's what I remember but maybe my memory is faulty...

Thanks.


Allen



Date: 01/16/17 07:29
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: WAF

bradleymckay Wrote:
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> WAF Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Where was the Phoenix cement headed? 
>
> I suspected back then that if it was cement it was
> from the facility at Rillito, AZ, west of
> Tucson.   It may have been test shipments. 
> Probably going to the same place the Mojave cement
> was going (Newark?).
>
>
> Allen
>
>  First I have heard of that
Footage divides out to a little over 50 feet. Too long for cement cars.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/17 07:31 by WAF.



Date: 01/16/17 08:38
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: ButteStBrakeman

bradleymckay Wrote:
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> SLOCONDR Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > Wont find mine. I was at Guadalupe.
>
> Virlon, was that around the time (early 1982) when
> Jerry Waltman worked the local in Guad?  That's
> what I remember but maybe my memory is faulty...
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Allen

Yes Allen, Jerry was our regular hoghead for quite a long time.



Date: 01/16/17 10:04
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: bradleymckay

WAF Wrote:
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> Footage divides out to a little over 50 feet. Too
> long for cement cars.

Your right Wes I didn't figure out the footage correctly.

Any idea what it could have been?



Allen


 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/17 10:08 by bradleymckay.



Date: 01/16/17 10:06
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: bradleymckay

SLOCONDR Wrote:

> Yes Allen, Jerry was our regular hoghead for quite
> a long time.

Thanks Virlon,  glad to know my memory isn't as bad as I think it is!


Allen



Date: 01/16/17 16:35
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: WAF

bradleymckay Wrote:
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> WAF Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Footage divides out to a little over 50 feet.
> Too
> > long for cement cars.
>
> Your right Wes I didn't figure out the footage
> correctly.
>
> Any idea what it could have been?
>
>
>
> Allen
>
>
>  
Maybe a unit grain train for Fat City in Soledad?



Date: 01/17/17 17:43
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: sphogger

Cement for Vandenberg AFB?  Can't remember what time frame they were pouring the space shuttle landing strip.

sphogger



Date: 01/17/17 19:33
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: ButteStBrakeman

sphogger Wrote:
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> Cement for Vandenberg AFB?  Can't remember what
> time frame they were pouring the space shuttle
> landing strip.
>
> sphogger

Could have been George. We took the loads of powdered cement to Vandenberg's batch plant near the wye.

V

SLOCONDR



Date: 01/18/17 04:35
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

If you look at Jan 17 the the 2LAWJY 17  looks like a similiar type if train all loads.  Could of been cement for the runway.  Engineer Bertran?   I bet it was Jim Benson instead//      Never heard of a Bertran on the coast..                                       SLOCONDR Wrote:
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> sphogger Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Cement for Vandenberg AFB?  Can't remember
> what
> > time frame they were pouring the space shuttle
> > landing strip.
> >
> > sphogger
>
> Could have been George. We took the loads of
> powdered cement to Vandenberg's batch plant near
> the wye.
>
> V
>
> SLOCONDR



Date: 01/18/17 15:24
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: spnudge

Brice Bertran was a Coast engineer.  His date was in the 70s. He fired for me a number of times.


Nudge



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/17 15:25 by spnudge.



Date: 01/18/17 17:45
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

thanks  Nudge for the clarification....spnudge Wrote:
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> Brice Bertran was a Coast engineer.  His date was
> in the 70s. He fired for me a number of times.
>
>
> Nudge



Date: 01/18/17 19:43
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: bradleymckay

SLOCONDR Wrote:
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> Could have been George. We took the loads of
> powdered cement to Vandenberg's batch plant near
> the wye.
>
> V
>
> SLOCONDR

This make quite a bit of sense.  I spent alot of time around around tracks the first several weeks of that January.  Work was slow and I was waiting for classes to start back up at Cuesta College.  I don't recall seeing any of these short, heavy trains in SLO or even Guadalupe. 


Allen



Date: 01/19/17 08:21
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: ButteStBrakeman

bradleymckay Wrote:
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> SLOCONDR Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Could have been George. We took the loads of
> > powdered cement to Vandenberg's batch plant
> near
> > the wye.
> >
> > V
> >
> > SLOCONDR
>
> This make quite a bit of sense.  I spent alot of
> time around around tracks the first several weeks
> of that January.  Work was slow and I was waiting
> for classes to start back up at Cuesta College. 
> I don't recall seeing any of these short, heavy
> trains in SLO or even Guadalupe. 
>
>
> Allen

Allen,
If thee were in fact cement hoppers for the runway projct, they would have been set out at Guadalupe. Then  the 5PM Lompoc hauler would take the loads to the plant and spot. We would spot the loads, pull the MT's and go on to Surf and Lompoc, then back to GSLP.



Date: 01/22/17 15:18
Re: SP Coast Line - 35 years ago
Author: PHall

sphogger Wrote:
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> Cement for Vandenberg AFB?  Can't remember what
> time frame they were pouring the space shuttle
> landing strip.
>
> sphogger

The runway at Vandenberg was already 12,000 feet long (thank you SAC!). They only had to extend it 3000 feet for the shuttle.



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