Who has seen unpatched Southern Pacific units lately?

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Who has seen unpatched Southern Pacific units lately?

Post by emd_SD_60 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:27 am

Well I had the good fortune catching one today:

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Good to see a EMD once in a while, besides the occasional AC4400 on a coal drag... sweet. :wink:

Which brings up another thing... on the cab side under the numbers, in small print, read "El Paso" (you can just barely see it). By any chance is that where the loco is based?
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Post by emd_SD_60 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:41 am

And while I am at it, I wonder if this would count also (it's now lettered for NREX):

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Post by kevikens » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:17 am

See my posting on the Pennsylvania Railfan forum under "Espeei n Philly"

Amtrak31

Post by Amtrak31 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:10 pm

Great catch, Chris! I hear there's a lot of unpatched SP's left, mostly AC44's. That's a good thing that there's a lot left. :-)

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Post by emd_SD_60 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:16 pm

Did any one notice the grafitti on the intake blower? Ayyyyyy! :( As much as I see it on cars, but on a locomotive?
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The S.P. Caboose

Post by The S.P. Caboose » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:38 pm

Nice catch!! Thanks for sharing a photo of the unit with us. The name of the town, in this case El Paso, is where Southern Pacific had the unit located as its home port. The SP 8586 would work out of El Paso, Texas.

I live in the Los Angeles area and we still have several unpatched Southern Pacific units around here. The yard in West Colton is about 55 - 60 miles east of where Taylor yard in Los Angeles was. Metrolink now uses Taylor Yard for its coach yard and diesel facility. West Colton is close enough to be considered local and yes SP units come and go from there. :-)

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Post by BlockLine_4111 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:57 pm

Isn't West Colton not far from Redlands and perhaps off the 10 freeway?
IIRC a BIG yard there when i visited Redlands some time ago. :wink:

The S.P. Caboose

Post by The S.P. Caboose » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:43 pm

West Colton yard is 11.5 miles west of Redlands. The West Colton yard is along I10 between Sierra Avenue and Pepper Avenue.

espee

Post by espee » Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:01 pm

The very last unpatched Rio Grande GP40-2 #3100 was in Denver a couple of weeks ago. It was behind unpatched SP GP40-2 #7954. Hard to believe there are still older unpatched units out there.

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Post by Milwaukee_F40C » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:04 pm

I saw unpatched SP AC4400CW #164 as the second unit on a loaded coal train heading east into Chicago on Monday. Passed it on an eastbound Metra train, then waited for it at Geneva with my camera, but it was getting too dark before it came through so I didn't get a picture. Disappointing but that's railfanning sometimes. :(
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U-Haul

Post by U-Haul » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:47 pm

Here might be the best unaltered Southern Pacific locomotive. The headlight makes it obvious that it has a CSXT heritage.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/LocoPi ... x?id=27671
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=151861

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Post by slchub » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:09 pm

Nice shots! Also nice to see that the crews like to toss the blue trash bag, numerous water bottles and cardboard box which holds water out the unit onto the ground.

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Post by EJ&ESDM809 » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:35 pm

Here is the last unpatched SP I saw. For some reason, it was at Homewood Yard. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=142459
Not bad, a unpatched SP, a WC, and a DM&IR together. :)

mikesummer

Post by mikesummer » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:52 am

I see them everyday and it makes me cringe because they've all got those rotten Microphor toilets in them. God, I hate those things. I wish when we merged with the SP we would have ripped all those rotten things out.

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