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Railroaders' Nostalgia > SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981


Date: 12/15/22 20:52
SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: Westbound

Just west of the Diesel Shop at Oakland (CA), the 4449 very slowly backed and was eventually serviced for another special train. The locomotive coupled behind was the SP9324, which everyone ignored. No matter where this engine went, lots of cameras followed. Even railroaders (some with and some of us without a hardhat) found this to be an interesting event. 






Date: 12/16/22 07:37
Re: SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: WAF

Look at all the white helmets. That much supervision for one engine



Date: 12/16/22 09:00
Re: SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: wharfrat

If memory serves, they managed to derail it.



Date: 12/16/22 13:12
Re: SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: WAF

I see Ken Meeker in the red cap and beard



Date: 12/17/22 16:34
Re: SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: hogheaded

I climbed all over #4449 that day, without a hardhat and have lived to tell the tale!

EO



Date: 12/17/22 22:03
Re: SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: BCHellman

WAF Wrote:
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> I see Ken Meeker in the red cap and beard

Looks like Vic Neves



Date: 12/18/22 07:20
Re: SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: WAF

BCHellman Wrote:
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> WAF Wrote:
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> > I see Ken Meeker in the red cap and beard
>
> Looks like Vic Neves
One or the other



Date: 12/18/22 13:04
Re: SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: sp3204

Definitely Vic.



Date: 12/19/22 10:10
Re: SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: VicNeves

Yeah that's me.

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Date: 12/24/22 11:00
Re: SP: Behind the Scenes with the SP4449 in 1981
Author: srlawton

I'm in that photo somewhere... 



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