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Railroaders' Nostalgia > Derailment Near the SP4449 at West Oakland in 1977


Date: 12/27/22 12:42
Derailment Near the SP4449 at West Oakland in 1977
Author: Westbound

Wharfrat's comment about a derailment 2 threads below got me to thinking. Although I cannot recall any derailment involving the SP 4449 we did have one nearby not involving the steam engine itself. In a 1977 visit to Oakland, CA, the 4449 was setting and being serviced near the old Diesel shop. The SSW 9296 and another locomotive were pulling out a UP caboose, moving on a curved track designed for an 0-6-0 when its rear truck derailed. In the 2nd photo, the engineer has given up all hope of a quick re-railing and is heading out the cab door for a new set of engines nearby.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/22 12:45 by Westbound.






Date: 12/27/22 13:04
Re: Derailment Near the SP4449 at West Oakland in 1977
Author: WAF

Swingle beet Turn on the Cal-P



Date: 12/27/22 15:47
Re: Derailment Near the SP4449 at West Oakland in 1977
Author: Westbound

Going over to the left in the above photo, here is the 4449 and train all on an elevated service track in the passenger yard. 




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