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Re: GTL - The Espee Edition - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/29/16 at 16:53:13 - 'SP_Mount_Shasta_CA_July_1979_Carrtracks.com.jpg' 128 KB
You guys have it, it's Mt. Shasta, in California!
 
The photo dates to 1979 and is from John Carr at LINK URL
 


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Re: GTL - The Espee Edition - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/26/16 at 13:44:34 - 'SP-2.jpg' 62 KB
Wow, this seems to be the day for "we haven't been here in a while" GTL's.......
 
This "White Mountain" is in no fear of exploding anytime soon (the last one was about 200 years ago), but just like they didn't think Mt. St. Helens would ever erupt, it of course COULD. It's a favorite of mountain climbers (no thanks, I'll take a pass!), and as you can see, it's a favorite photo prop on the way from Redding (not Reading, that's another place in Pennsylvania)
 


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Re: GTL - The Espee Edition - By Norm_Anderson on 02/01/16 at 19:21:40 - 'LAUPT.jpg' 28 KB
R.C., your un-cropped photo pinpoints the location exactly, I think.
 
If I'm correct, Mission Tower would be just a hundred yards or so to Mr. Chione's four o'clock.  The polished rail at the far left belongs to the AT&SF main from Union Station to Pasadena and points east.  This switch job may be headed for SP's smaller "Mission Yard."  I am attaching a simplified diagram of Mission Tower trackage from another thread; if my guesses are correct, Mr. Chione was standing near the top of the blue line curve above Mission Tower in the diagram, and our consist is drifting down the two smaller black lines along the left side of the Los Angeles River.  "Mission Yard" isn't included here, but it would be to the upper left of the diagram.  The big Taylor Yard would be off the top, but on the opposite side of the river, so I don't think this particular move is coming from Taylor.  Probably pick-ups from shippers along the River?
 
Also, you are right that the headlight casing on these Baldwins looks almost whimsical.  (They had 'em on both ends, as you can see by the "bump" above the cab.) The "dark" light would be the red Mars Light.  As a kid growing up east of LA, I would regularly see units like this roaring along the SP Main through El Monte (Valley Blvd. was an excellent "pacing" road in those days).  They were probably shuttling between Taylor Yard in LA and Colton Yard.  Sometimes, they would be spliced in among several high-hood Road Units-- SP seemed to figure that horsepower is horsepower, no matter what it looks like.
 
Again, thanks for a wonderfully nostalgic photo and a very interesting discussion!
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm

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Re: GTL - The Espee Edition - By The Raritan Commuter on 02/01/16 at 16:05:02 - 'Photo_by_Al_Chione_coll_of_Ryan_Kertis_Mission_CA_1968.jpg' 72 KB
Norm, you are MOST welcome, I enjoy adding to the thread because its helping me learn more about the SP, and even though I am sure I won't be able to stump you, it's still fun!  
 
And lest I forget why we're here, yes, this is LA! The photo credit said Mission, CA, so I assume that that they mean Mission Tower by Taylor Yard.
 
This is an Al Chione picture, collection of Ryan Kertis, circa 1968. I chose this pic because of the wacky lighting cluster on these engines, and now that you mention it, I DO see the engineer in the second unit! Crazy!
 
Here's the un-cropped shot..................

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Re: GTL - The Espee Edition - By The Raritan Commuter on 02/01/16 at 10:30:30 - 'SP1-2.jpg' 63 KB
Aaaaand instead of talking California politics, let's move on, shall we?

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Re: GTL - The Espee Edition - By Norm_Anderson on 01/26/16 at 20:51:07 - 'Depot.jpg' 109 KB
Saddle up, Pardners!
 
Rick Donaldson captured this wonderful image in the fading light of a desert evening in 1981 (I apologize to him for cropping his photo to obscure the name on the depot roof).  When Mr. Donaldson captured this scene, the depot had seen better days, but one of the greatest rewards of being assigned here must have been the view out the windows.  Anybody recognize this location?  (Hint: we are not in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, or Texas).

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Re: GTL - The Espee Edition - By NEFAN on 01/21/16 at 17:58:18 - 'SP_SD45T-2_9335.jpg' 49 KB
GTL of this Tunnel motor

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Re: GTL - The Espee Edition - By Bridge 1A on 01/12/16 at 10:21:55 - 'SP1.jpg' 65 KB
Maybe when these guys are done and mark off for the day, they can relax with a party on the lake..................

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Re: GTL - The Espee Edition - By Bridge 1A on 01/11/16 at 10:38:43 - 'SP_SLO_77.jpg' 219 KB
Indeed gentlemen, it is San Luis Obispo, circa 1977. This photo comes from Railpictures.net, and was taken by Tom Farence.
 
So I ask (because I've never been to California), what gave it away? The palm trees, the engines, or the water tower?

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Re: GP9s - By SSW9389 on 06/28/07 at 11:43:00 - 'SCANNED_PHOTO_57_SP3418_COMMERCE_TAK.jpg' 57 KB
Here is another Terry Kirkland shot of one of the ex T&NO GP9s at Commerce, TEXAS.

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Re: Cotton Belt? - By SSW9389 on 04/27/07 at 15:38:13 - 'WARBABY819APRIL142007.jpg' 71 KB
The Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society steam crew is trying to get the 819 ready for a 2009 roll out and steam up. This photo was shot during the annual Train Show in Pine Bluff at the Arkansas Railroad Museum.

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Re: SP caboose #125 - By SSW9389 on 04/27/07 at 15:26:28 - 'PineBluff0413075edit1.jpg' 65 KB
Espee Bay Window Caboose #125 is shown here in Pine Bluff the day before the Train Show. The man with the hat on is William "Wild Wooly Bill" McCaskill President of the Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society. The buckets are in deference to the rain, some of which is getting past the roof in various spots. The #125 was built in November 1966 making it most likely a C40-7 with a previous number.

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Re: Wrecker trucks and cranes - By pm1225arizonafan on 11/18/06 at 23:25:21 - 'Picture_046.jpg' 95 KB
another shot of sp wreck crane ....P.S. it is OPERATIONAL STEAM CRANE

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Re: Wrecker trucks and cranes - By pm1225arizonafan on 11/18/06 at 23:04:27 - 'Picture_045.jpg' 80 KB
Think this might intrest you, these two wreck/service cranes are located at the Arizona Railroad museum in Gilbert, AZ..enjoy...can get more info if you would like (i.e. service time ((know it was stationed in Phoenix)))...

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Re: Sunset Limited VIDEO from 1898 !!! - By JhnZ33 on 11/06/06 at 14:09:33 - 'SP_Sunset.jpg' 45 KB
The picture below is the only information on the film itself.
 
It is a terrible snapshot of the film right before the clip begins.

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Re: IF you were going to model the Espee . . . - By Transcon on 06/18/06 at 13:27:59 - 'ach_1013x763.jpg' 116 KB
By the way, here is a nice HO-pic of the Sunset Ltd. pulled by an USRA 4-8-2 somehwere in Louisiana.

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Re: Tunnel Motors - By SSW9389 on 05/16/06 at 09:17:52 - 'DRGW5401DETOUR.jpg' 82 KB
Rio Grande 5401 was found at Detour, UTAH on July 19, 1998 still in its old paint.

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Re: Tunnel Motors - By SSW9389 on 05/16/06 at 09:07:04 - 'SP8262-2.jpg' 101 KB
SP 8262 at Winona, Arizona in the Summer of 1986.

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Re: Tunnel Motors - By SSW9389 on 05/16/06 at 09:00:20 - '344-4-12-73-2.jpg' 49 KB
New Cotton Belt Tunnel Motor at Commerce, TEXAS on April 12,1973.

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Re: GP9s - By SSW9389 on 05/16/06 at 08:36:33 - 'SP3330.jpg' 60 KB
Here is a GP9 that was rebuilt by the Sacramento Shops for SP.

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Re: Cab-forwards in Passenger Service - By Transcon on 05/05/06 at 18:04:24 - 'CY0954c.jpg' 19 KB
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Re: Cab-forwards in Passenger Service - By Transcon on 05/05/06 at 18:02:56 - 'CY0954b.jpg' 23 KB
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Re: Cab-forwards in Passenger Service - By Transcon on 05/05/06 at 18:01:05 - 'CY0954a.jpg' 18 KB
Here are some photos of Cab Forwards in action on the Overland Limited in the Sierra Nevada.......

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Re: GP9s - By SSW9389 on 02/13/06 at 15:18:15 - 'CGDSP3725.jpg' 46 KB
Here is one of SP's 20 low nose GP9s Southbound on the Commerce-Greenville Dodger rolling past the Commerce, TEXAS Cotton Belt Station on 3-21-73. SP received these low nosed GP9s late in the GP9 production cycle in 1959 after EMD had delivered low nosed SD24s to Santa Fe and Union Pacific.

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Re: Southern Pacific in HO scale - By SSW9389 on 02/06/06 at 13:12:24 - 'SSW9290RMRA1.jpg' 39 KB
Those Athearn Ready-To-Run Tunnel Motors certainly got my attention. Photo taken on the Radcliff Model Railroad Association HO Layout in Radcliff, KY.

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Re: Engine Discussion: SP 4449 - By bully4tr on 01/30/06 at 19:43:31 - '817011.jpg' 110 KB
Yes please let us know if 4449 runs an excursion hopefully in August of this year.
By the way Spectrum has a 2-10-0 that is close in resemblance to #90, I was thinking of using one to model it.
Geoff
on Dec 17th, 2005, 2:11pm, 90Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
It's hard to believe that this thread hasn't shown up sooner ! This thread is for thoughts, opinions, and (especially) photos of everyone's favorite streamlined locomotive. I'm only 14 and live on the east coast, so I've never seen her in person, sadly (I have seen a documentary about one of her last runs, however).
 
Brian



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Re: Southern Pacific in HO scale - By SSW9389 on 12/20/05 at 08:31:10 - 'SPX9007EASTATSTRINGLINECURVE3.jpg' 103 KB
I have over 200 pieces of Espee and Cotton Belt in HO. Mostly diesels and freight cars, although I do have one passenger train. Guess I like it somewhat.  

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By SP Fan on 11/08/05 at 18:27:13 - 'Mole_1956.jpg' 235 KB
Here are two maps of the area around the Oakland Mole - one around 1956 and the other 1980.  You can see where the area of the Mole was....very interesting to see how the landfill changed the land configuration.

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Re: Genuine SP '54 Chevy truck needs home... - By pontiac59 on 10/27/05 at 21:51:46 - '54chevtruck2.jpg' 27 KB
Another photo -

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Genuine SP '54 Chevy truck needs home... - By pontiac59 on 10/27/05 at 21:49:44 - '54chevtruck1.jpg' 26 KB
In New York of all places.
 
My buddy has this old '54 Chevy 2-ton truck with no cargo body on it.  He got it for the '57 motor in it.  The body is not too bad.  I happened to notice that where the blue-grey paint is coming off, there were some decals on the doors.  So I looked at them up close and recognized "Southern Pacific Lines" with the track going into the sunset in the middle.   Because of the size and the condition, it has to be genuine.   I was floored, to say the least.   The grey might even be SP paint done when it was sold off, but who knows.
 
Number on the nose is SA-73 - anyone know if that has any signifigance?
 
Anyhow, he was thinking about scrapping it.  No one's been too interested, it takes up a lot of space, and scrap is up right now where he might get decent money for it.  
 
Now if he does I'll try to keep the cab and nose from it - they make a kit now to put the '48-'54 Chevy cabs onto an S10 frame.  I think it would make a neat hot rod, with some 1/2 ton front fenders on it - I wouldn't even repaint it, just clean up the decals and try to rub off more of the grey.    
 
But I thought I should post on here somewhere and find out if any historical organization is interested in the truck.  It's a very long single rear axle type, with dual wheels.  There appears to be a hydraulic or PTO unit under the cab.   Not sure what it may have had for a body in the back - too long for a dump truck.  It's big enough and long enough a rollback type car carrier would fit on it and leave room for a sleeper ahead of it.
 
In the east it's near impossible to find real, vintage railroad trucks.  Out west it may not be so, given that things rust a lot less.  So it may or may not be rare.
 
Does anyone know where I could ask around about this?  
 
Here's a couple photos from last winter -  the doors are solid, the floors are good, there is some rust on the back seam of the cab, but it's really good given how cars rot in this state.
 
 
Thanks -

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:39:21 - 'SP_Mole-a.jpg' 57 KB
on Oct 12th, 2005, 8:29pm, Stan_Fong wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
What better resource to tap into than the City of Oakland's Planning Commission archival of papers, notes, surveys and pictures!  I was there today, and discovered that there IS a clue to where the Mole stood.  It is the Southern Pacific Diesel/Rail Shop, nominated as a historical landmark.  It stands at 251 Wood Street, Oakland (16 blocks from the 16th Street Station).  Although it was nominated to be designated as a historical landmark in 2000, it is still moving slowly through the process.  But I digress.  Here are some pictures of the SP Mole you may not ever have seen before.

 
Aerial View of the Oakland Mole.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:38:38 - 'Mole_Postcard-a.jpg' 43 KB
on Oct 12th, 2005, 8:29pm, Stan_Fong wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
What better resource to tap into than the City of Oakland's Planning Commission archival of papers, notes, surveys and pictures!  I was there today, and discovered that there IS a clue to where the Mole stood.  It is the Southern Pacific Diesel/Rail Shop, nominated as a historical landmark.  It stands at 251 Wood Street, Oakland (16 blocks from the 16th Street Station).  Although it was nominated to be designated as a historical landmark in 2000, it is still moving slowly through the process.  But I digress.  Here are some pictures of the SP Mole you may not ever have seen before.

 
Postcard drawing of the interior of the Mole.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:38:07 - '_DSC0049ab.jpg' 74 KB
on Oct 12th, 2005, 8:29pm, Stan_Fong wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
What better resource to tap into than the City of Oakland's Planning Commission archival of papers, notes, surveys and pictures!  I was there today, and discovered that there IS a clue to where the Mole stood.  It is the Southern Pacific Diesel/Rail Shop, nominated as a historical landmark.  It stands at 251 Wood Street, Oakland (16 blocks from the 16th Street Station).  Although it was nominated to be designated as a historical landmark in 2000, it is still moving slowly through the process.  But I digress.  Here are some pictures of the SP Mole you may not ever have seen before.

 
Earlier aerial view of the Mole.  Note the Albers Mill building to the left of the picture.  For years, this, and the grain elevator stood very close to the trainsheds.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:37:10 - '_DSC0048ab.jpg' 49 KB
on Oct 12th, 2005, 8:29pm, Stan_Fong wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
What better resource to tap into than the City of Oakland's Planning Commission archival of papers, notes, surveys and pictures!  I was there today, and discovered that there IS a clue to where the Mole stood.  It is the Southern Pacific Diesel/Rail Shop, nominated as a historical landmark.  It stands at 251 Wood Street, Oakland (16 blocks from the 16th Street Station).  Although it was nominated to be designated as a historical landmark in 2000, it is still moving slowly through the process.  But I digress.  Here are some pictures of the SP Mole you may not ever have seen before.

 
View of the ferry slips from a ferry boat leaving the Mole.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:35:08 - '_DSC0047ab.jpg' 63 KB
on Oct 12th, 2005, 8:29pm, Stan_Fong wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
What better resource to tap into than the City of Oakland's Planning Commission archival of papers, notes, surveys and pictures!  I was there today, and discovered that there IS a clue to where the Mole stood.  It is the Southern Pacific Diesel/Rail Shop, nominated as a historical landmark.  It stands at 251 Wood Street, Oakland (16 blocks from the 16th Street Station).  Although it was nominated to be designated as a historical landmark in 2000, it is still moving slowly through the process.  But I digress.  Here are some pictures of the SP Mole you may not ever have seen before.

 
Early picture of the Oakland Mole showing the flagman's gate.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:34:08 - '_DSC0045ab.jpg' 56 KB
on Oct 12th, 2005, 8:29pm, Stan_Fong wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
What better resource to tap into than the City of Oakland's Planning Commission archival of papers, notes, surveys and pictures!  I was there today, and discovered that there IS a clue to where the Mole stood.  It is the Southern Pacific Diesel/Rail Shop, nominated as a historical landmark.  It stands at 251 Wood Street, Oakland (16 blocks from the 16th Street Station).  Although it was nominated to be designated as a historical landmark in 2000, it is still moving slowly through the process.  But I digress.  Here are some pictures of the SP Mole you may not ever have seen before.

 
Well known early picture of the Mole taken from an incoming ferry.


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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:33:12 - '_DSC0044ab.jpg' 47 KB
on Oct 12th, 2005, 8:29pm, Stan_Fong wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
What better resource to tap into than the City of Oakland's Planning Commission archival of papers, notes, surveys and pictures!  I was there today, and discovered that there IS a clue to where the Mole stood.  It is the Southern Pacific Diesel/Rail Shop, nominated as a historical landmark.  It stands at 251 Wood Street, Oakland (16 blocks from the 16th Street Station).  Although it was nominated to be designated as a historical landmark in 2000, it is still moving slowly through the process.  But I digress.  Here are some pictures of the SP Mole you may not ever have seen before.

 
Another view of the ferry slips from the Bay.


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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:31:50 - '_DSC0043ab.jpg' 55 KB
on Oct 12th, 2005, 8:30pm, Stan_Fong wrote:       (Click here for original message)


 
Aerial view of the Mole.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:30:59 - '_DSC0042ab.jpg' 58 KB
on Oct 12th, 2005, 8:29pm, Stan_Fong wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
What better resource to tap into than the City of Oakland's Planning Commission archival of papers, notes, surveys and pictures!  I was there today, and discovered that there IS a clue to where the Mole stood.  It is the Southern Pacific Diesel/Rail Shop, nominated as a historical landmark.  It stands at 251 Wood Street, Oakland (16 blocks from the 16th Street Station).  Although it was nominated to be designated as a historical landmark in 2000, it is still moving slowly through the process.  But I digress.  Here are some pictures of the SP Mole you may not ever have seen before.

 
Aerial view of the Mole.


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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 10/12/05 at 20:29:45 - '_DSC0041ab.jpg' 60 KB
on Oct 7th, 2005, 12:43am, RARITAN_CLOCKER wrote:       (Click here for original message)
                                                 One of the things that made Oakland Mole such a fascinating place, was that, at one time, you had three different types of motive power under its old arched trainsheds: mainline steam and diesel, and also suburban electric MU's. Add to that frequent ferry departures featuring handsome, commodious sidewheel ferryboats. Here was a terminal complex that truly was fascinating in every aspect of its day-to-day operations; it's obvious, that, back in its heyday, the Oakland Mole was FAR from bieng a dull place!!

 
What better resource to tap into than the City of Oakland's Planning Commission archival of papers, notes, surveys and pictures!  I was there today, and discovered that there IS a clue to where the Mole stood.  It is the Southern Pacific Diesel/Rail Shop, nominated as a historical landmark.  It stands at 251 Wood Street, Oakland (16 blocks from the 16th Street Station).  Although it was nominated to be designated as a historical landmark in 2000, it is still moving slowly through the process.  But I digress.  Here are some pictures of the SP Mole you may not ever have seen before.

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Biaggini - By Chaser One on 10/11/05 at 21:48:35 - 'Biaggini.gif' 4 KB
Ive been reading much about Benny Bee's faults. He purchased too many outside assests and ignored SP heres what it was like:
 
Sprint:I need a million dollars!!!
Biaggini:Here You Go My Pretty!
Espee:I need four times that much to be repaired.
Biaggini:I'll tell you what, ill give one eighth of that and I will pay the other 7 8ths over time.
Espee:Thanks?!(Sarcastic)........(Espee Scowls and mutters, Stupid CEO!!! He wouldn't give a penny to the most essential programs)
 
Do you think if Biaggini had not been CEO that they would have done better? what are your thoughts? the SPSF merger plan, drain more cash than biaggini did?
 
Heres Benny F. Bee at the helm of Espee in the late 70's(Early 80's?)

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 09/24/05 at 02:09:46 - '_DSC0589.jpg' 180 KB
Another shot of the clock..

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 09/24/05 at 02:07:59 - '_DSC0590.jpg' 183 KB
In the Ferry Building, on the back wall of the "Bay Crossings" is a familiar sight.  It's the big clock that stood in the Oakland Mole's Great Trainshed.  Here are some pictures of it.

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Re: SP art - By Chaser One on 09/02/05 at 20:13:23 - 'upsp.gif' 262 KB
If the UP/SP Takeover was a true merger:

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SP art - By bully4tr on 08/31/05 at 18:47:07 - 'spf59phi6014a.GIF' 51 KB
Here is a locomotive drawing I painted if the SP were running passenger trains today.
Geoff

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Re: Far from home... - By dougal on 08/22/05 at 13:10:49 - 'SP5114_Qtown1L.jpg' 156 KB
SP B23-7 5114 on the East Penn Railway.

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Re: Far from home... - By dougal on 08/22/05 at 13:09:18 - '213_Macungie2L.jpg' 192 KB
NS 213 at Macungie, PA a few weeks ago with an SD40T-2 "Tunnel Motor" leader.

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Re: Far from home... - By dougal on 08/22/05 at 13:06:53 - '21E_Pburg1L.jpg' 66 KB
Here's a lousy shot of NS 21E at Phillipsburg, NJ with a patched SD40M-2.

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Re: Far from home... - By dougal on 08/22/05 at 13:04:44 - '15T_Macungie1L.jpg' 97 KB
Here's another taken by my brother of Norfolk Southern train 15T at Macungie, PA with a patched SSW GP60 leading a CEFX SD40-2 and patched SP SD40M-2.

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Re: Far from home... - By dougal on 08/22/05 at 13:02:45 - 'Rockville3L.jpg' 76 KB
Nice stuff guys! Here are a few more. First is a shot taken by my brother of Norfolk Southern train 21M in Rockville, Pennsylvania with an unpatched AC4400 in second back in May '04.

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Re: sp detailing parts  [a lot of questions ] - By highhood on 08/10/05 at 23:51:25 - 'ac_top_kepper.jpg' 288 KB
beter picts

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sp detailing parts  [a lot of questions ] - By highhood on 08/10/05 at 23:41:37 - 'ac_front.jpg' 54 KB
??sp detail parts LINK URL

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Re: GP9s - By SSW9389 on 07/25/05 at 18:00:39 - 'SP3543.jpg' 39 KB
Here's a nosey shot of #3543 in Cotton Belt's Commerce Yard.

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Re: GP9s - By SP_9811 on 07/12/05 at 14:10:54 - 'SP3766_GP9E.jpg' 136 KB
SP 3766 GP9E
Mojave Yard

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GP9s - By SSW9389 on 07/11/05 at 20:43:30 - 'SP3346CGD3-28-73.jpg' 48 KB
The combined Southern Pacific/Cotton Belt/T&NO once rostered 340 of these machines. Here is a rebuilt one in Commerce, Texas from 3/73.

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Re: SP in her final years - By SP_9811 on 06/29/05 at 08:00:41 - 'East_meets_West.jpg' 133 KB
East meets West
Mojave yard

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Re: SP in her final years - By SP_9811 on 06/29/05 at 07:51:59 - 'SP_DOBKU.jpg' 137 KB
DOBKU, empty oil in the siding at Oban, 9-9-1996
Near Lancaster CA.

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Re: SP in her final years - By SP_9811 on 06/21/05 at 16:51:31 - 'SP7556_Chrome.jpg' 130 KB
Kodachrome Flare 45, Mojave yard

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Re: SP in her final years - By SP_9811 on 06/21/05 at 16:29:11 - 'SP231.jpg' 169 KB
SP231 at Mojave yard

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Re: SP in her final years - By SP_9811 on 06/21/05 at 16:26:37 - 'SP_Power_Point.jpg' 140 KB
SP8382 east, leads 10 units over Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster CA

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Re: SP in her final years - By SP_9811 on 06/21/05 at 16:22:27 - 'SP_150.jpg' 148 KB
SP150 and a buddy at Mojave yard

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Re: SP in her final years - By SP_9811 on 06/21/05 at 16:19:11 - 'SP9819_MP377.jpg' 68 KB
SP 9819 east at MP377, just outside Mojave CA....1995

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Re: SP in her final years - By zwsplac on 06/09/05 at 23:28:33 - 'sp9731.jpg' 51 KB
And, SP number 9731.

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Re: SP in her final years - By zwsplac on 06/09/05 at 23:28:06 - 'ssw9652.jpg' 56 KB
The GP60 was my favorite of all the SP locomotives, followed closely by the tunnel motor. Here's a roster shot of a Cotton Belt one, number 9652.

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Re: SP in her final years - By zwsplac on 06/09/05 at 23:26:55 - 'sp187topeka.jpg' 103 KB
A dusk shot in Topeka, KS, of an eastbound coal train.

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Re: SP in her final years - By zwsplac on 06/09/05 at 23:25:56 - 'sp8015lawrence.jpg' 80 KB
B39-8 8015 leads autoracks west later that day, at Lawrence.

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SP in her final years - By zwsplac on 06/09/05 at 23:24:57 - 'tmotorwblawrence.jpg' 73 KB
I finally scanned in some photos I took of my favorite railroad in the 4 years I was able to be around it. Post your photos here too!
 
First up, a tunnel motor led westbound at Lawrence, KS.

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Re: Cotton Belt? - By SSW9389 on 06/08/05 at 22:31:36 - 'HPIM0791.jpg' 96 KB
She has a serious amount of flue work ahead of her.

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Re: Alco RSD-15 - By SSW9389 on 06/08/05 at 22:26:18 - 'HPIM0815.jpg' 138 KB
She used to be in Austin, now she's in Pine Bluff. The 443 is to be repainted into her original Santa Fe colors according to a Arkansas Railroad Museum source. Her stable mate beside her is the #2054 an ex-SP RSD-12.

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Re: SP caboose #125 - By SSW9389 on 06/08/05 at 22:19:14 - 'HPIM0800.jpg' 48 KB
Interior shot of #125. There is a kitchen with cabinets on the other end.  

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Re: SP caboose #125 - By SSW9389 on 06/08/05 at 22:16:19 - 'HPIM0839.jpg' 123 KB
I was in the 125 on Monday. The car interior has been modified and is used for birthday parties among other things at the Arkansas Railroad Museum.   I took some photos and will see if I can figure out which class this car belongs to.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 06/04/05 at 20:46:18 - 'Empty_terminal.jpg' 81 KB
Empty wooden terminal at the Mole.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 06/04/05 at 20:45:21 - 'Empty_ferry_slips.jpg' 120 KB
More empty ferry slips.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 06/04/05 at 20:43:45 - 'Ferry_slip.jpg' 93 KB
Empty ferry slip.

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 06/04/05 at 20:42:49 - 'Interurban_trains_at_Mole.jpg' 128 KB
Interurban trains at the Mole.

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Re: SP 99, Santa Barbara - By Norm_Anderson on 03/01/05 at 09:02:04 - 'sp6212.jpg' 462 KB
and...

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Re: SP 99, Santa Barbara - By Norm_Anderson on 03/01/05 at 08:59:22 - 'sp6216.jpg' 439 KB
Burrowing has its rewards...  from October 1962.

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SP 99, Santa Barbara - By Norm_Anderson on 02/21/05 at 00:23:34 - 'SP-99.jpg' 30 KB
I just learned how to use a scanner, so I thought I'd post this old photo, taken by my Dad during the Spring of 1962.  The train is No. 99, the northbound Coast Daylight, taking passengers at Santa Barbara.  My Dad sometimes treated my brothers and I to day-trips on the train, usually to San Diego or to Barstow, but on this occasion he took my brother on a round-trip to Santa Barbara.  My brother, then 8 years old, came down with a cold on the trip so they came back early-- rather than wait the several hours for southbound No. 98, they hopped No. 90, the Coast Mail, sharing the heavyweight rider coach with a troop of Girl Scouts.  (My brother was still firmly ensconced in his "girls are yucky" phase, so this must have seemed like insult to injury).  But this is how it looked on a warm California morning some 43 years ago...
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By Stan_Fong on 02/19/05 at 02:34:32 - '16th_Street_Platform4.jpg' 222 KB
I thought I would post a picture (sorry about the size) of the 16th Street Station in Oakland.  This once-grand station is now a depressing, run-down building.
 
This view is of the platform at the rear of the building.

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Re: SSW SD45-2's? - By SD90MAC on 02/13/05 at 18:14:16 - 'spsd45-29388.gif' 277 KB
SCL Pool Speed lettered

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Re: SSW SD45-2's? - By SD90MAC on 02/13/05 at 18:13:14 - 'spsd45-29273.gif' 273 KB
in 1993 several SD45-2R's limped into the shops after a wreck and received speed lettering:

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Re: SSW SD45-2's? - By SD90MAC on 02/13/05 at 18:10:49 - 'sswsd45-29262.gif' 265 KB
These SD45-2's were built for pool service(first order for EL,all other orders for SCL),after discontinuation with CR/EL and SCL/SBD pool service,the units went to sacremento to have their rear number boards and some lights removed and installed!!!!
Ex.EL pooler:

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Re: SSW SD45-2's? - By SD90MAC on 02/13/05 at 18:04:08 - 'sswsd45-29273.gif' 272 KB
5000 gallon "Brick fuel tank"

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Re: Oakland Mole, 1922 - By coaster on 11/17/04 at 08:09:34 - 'oakmole3.jpg' 24 KB
on Nov 17th, 2004, 1:49am, Norm_Anderson wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Paul, this is probably an easy one for you--
 
I got to thinking (always dangerous! ): was the "Oakland Mole" SP's mole, located in Oakland, or was it Oakland's mole, used by SP and others?
 
Thanks,
 
Norm

Norm,
 
It's the "easy ones" I always sweat, but for what it's worth, here goes:  The "official" name would have been the Southern Pacific Mole (even though everyone -- me included, for what that's worth -- invariably referred to it as the Oakland Mole).  It could just as easily have been referred to as the San Francisco and Oakland Railroad Mole, inasmuch as this was the entity that constructed the original wharf and breakwater back in 1862.
 
Never being one to let well enough alone -- God forbid I should ever settle for a simple answer! -- let me add that the San Francisco and Oakland Railroad was acquired in 1865 by the San Francisco and Alameda Railroad, which, in 1868, was purchased by the Central Pacific.  In 1881, the Mole was greatly expanded to what would basically be its final configuration.
 
I'll include a circa 1900 photo of the ferry approach, simply because it's amazingly similar to the approach I remember as a 10-year old slightly over a half-century later.
 
Regards,
Paul

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Re: Cotton Belt? - By SSW9389 on 10/31/04 at 09:49:47 - 'SSWBW3644.jpg' 50 KB
COTTON BELT GP9 #3644 is seen here at Knight's Crossing near Commerce, Texas in the Fall of 1972.

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Re: San Bernardino Station - By coaster on 10/22/04 at 14:13:54 - 'sp_pe_station.jpg' 29 KB
Greetings, gentlemen . . .
 
Southern Pacific has what can only be charitably described as a checkered history when it comes to San Bernardino.  (The city of Colton was founded by SP after San Bernardino refused to cede property to the railroad in the early 1880s.)  Espee did, however, eventually build a depot in San Bernardino (which it shared at first with UP subsidiary Los Angeles & Salt Lake RR) on Third Street between E and F streets.  This later became PE's depot and terminus for numerous local PE lines out of San Bernardino.
 
I did find a postcard view of that depot, date unknown but obviously early 20th century . . .
 
Regards,
Paul

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Re: SP Whistles - By nhirr40 on 09/11/04 at 13:32:10 - 'nhirrvisit2part0003.jpg' 48 KB
Here's a pic of an SP 6 chime used on cab-forwards.
It is seen on the New Hope and Ivylands 2-8-0 40 in this picture.
The link following is a recording of this whistle... LINK URL


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Re: SP SD39's in RIO GRANDE paint!!!!! - By ISGP30536 on 09/08/04 at 18:20:31 - 'andx-4028-northplatte_ne-5.jpg' 102 KB
Web shot:

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Re: Cotton Belt? - By SSW9389 on 07/25/04 at 07:40:20 - 'BSM2.jpg' 66 KB
Blue Streak Merchandise at Maude, TEXAS 12/2/72. This was a 70 MPH freight train.

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Re: What is BORG? - By EMD on 07/20/04 at 23:54:57 - 'caj.jpg' 159 KB


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Re: What is BORG? - By EMD on 07/20/04 at 23:54:26 - 'den.jpg' 185 KB


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Re: What is BORG? - By EMD on 07/20/04 at 23:53:26 - 'sc.jpg' 178 KB


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What is BORG? - By EMD on 07/20/04 at 23:52:52 - 'caddy.jpg' 171 KB


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Re: SP Commuter Consists - By coaster on 06/02/04 at 17:25:37 - 'train_136.jpg' 3 KB
Big Will --
 
The photo below -- of Train 136 arriving San Jose one evening in 1974 -- is from a website you might want to check for ideas:
 
LINK URL
 
There's a link for commuter trains about 2/3 of the way down the right side of the homepage.
 
Regards,
Paul

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Re: SP engines seen today - By jonathansd45 on 03/27/04 at 12:43:29 - 'SP_GP38-2.jpg' 287 KB
Here's a GP38-2 I saw in Simi Valley.

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Re: SP engines seen today - By tapoole on 02/21/04 at 22:11:14 - 'SP8315.jpg' 329 KB
I saw this SP engine in the 4th position on a Norfolk Southern train heading east on 2-20

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Re: SP engines seen today - By jonathansd45 on 02/15/04 at 22:49:33 - 'PDR_0673.jpg' 147 KB
Here's an SD45 in Simi Valley.

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Rosenberg TX - By BNSF_1088 on 08/16/03 at 22:12:29 - 'Aug16172.jpg' 128 KB
I took these just for this forum enjoy you don't come across this to often

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Re: SP Depots in the movies . . . - By coaster on 08/13/03 at 23:46:21 - 'x-daydreams15.jpg' 19 KB
on Aug 13th, 2003, 10:02pm, Alco83 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Did the movie makers have to sign some kind of an agreement with the railroad(s) to get these shots?  I wouldn't think they could make the shots using their own sets.

They could have, given the nature and quality of some of the effects the studios pulled off even in the early days, but why bother when there was so much perfectly suitable material close at hand?  In the silent era, Hal Roach and Mack Sennett routinely turned the streets of Hollywood into total chaos as they set up shop and went to filming the antics of Keaton, Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, the Keystone Cops, etc., with little or no regard for property values.  (Every other slapstick comedy of that time seems to feature at least one LARy trolley, usually flattening or otherwise pancaking a hapless vehicle.)  It was a pretty freewheeling era (although I suspect that for shots such as the one below -- Buster Keaton aboard a Southern Pacific ferryboat in Oakland for 1922's Daydreams) -- they did secure the railroads' cooperation).  Order was eventually restored and permits began to be required for street filming, even in "screwy bally-hooey Hollywood" (to quote an old song).
 
As for the railroads, they were only too happy to cooperate, particularly with the onset of the Depression, needing all the free, positive publicity they could garner.  Add to this the fact that movies were still M*A*G*I*C in most people's eyes, and you can guess that the studios were rarely -- if ever -- turned down in their request to use a particular location.  (Nor was this limited to the Hollywood area itself; in addition to the extensive SF - Oakland location footage in "Daydreams," check out 1930's Danger Lights, for which RKO Radio Pictures pretty well took over the entire Milwaukee Road -- and at least one small down in Montana -- to film the picture!)
 
There were use agreements and releases involved, and a relatively small amount of money, of course, but -- as I've already noted -- who was gonna say no to the movies??
 
-- Paul
 
 


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Re: SP Depots in the movies . . . - By coaster on 08/13/03 at 21:48:26 - '8294_0009.jpg' 30 KB
And just for the record . . .
 
Part of the "Glendale Station scene" from 1944's Double Indemnity (quite awhile before "The Big Valley" for Barbara Stanwyck; ditto for Fred MacMurray and "My Three Sons).
 
-- Paul


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