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SP Passenger GP9 3010

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SP 3000 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-1

Reportedly (sources) SP 3000 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-1, was built in May 1954, with 61:16 gearing, as SP T&NO 280, SP Class DF-602. It was reassigned to the Pacific Lines, regeared to 60:17 and renumbered 5894 in Jan. 1961. Later it became SP 3000, SP Class EP418-1, in the 1965 renumbering. In Apr. 1975 it was rebuilt to SP 3187, SP Class EP418E-1. It was retired in July 1994 and in Feb. 1995 it went to Omni-Trax.
SP 3000 in San Jose
Southern Pacific commute geep 3000 sits on one of the whiskers at SP's Lenzen Street Roundhouse in San Jose, CA on June 11, 1974.

SP 3002 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-2

Reportedly (sources) SP 3002 was built in June 1954 as SP 5601, SP Class DF-603, EMD Order 5346-02. It was renumbered to SP 3002, SP Class EP418-2, in the 1965 renumbering. In Feb. 1978 it was rebuilt to SP 3193, SP Class EP-418R-1. It was retired in Feb. 1993. In Feb. 1995 it was sold to Omni-Trax. It was scrapped at the end of 2001.
SP 3002 at College Park
Southern Pacific Passenger GP9 3002 shows off its long hood wings at College Park in San Jose, CA on an unknown date in the summer of 1972.
  • Photo of SP 3002
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.596, Scan 2010110101.12

SP 3003 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-2

Reportedly (sources) SP 3003 was built in June 1954 by EMD as SP 5603, SP Class DF-603, order number 5346-02, Construction number 19564. It became SP 3003, SP Class EP418-2 in the 1965 renumbering. In Feb. 1975 it was rebuilt becoming GP-9R 3186, SP Class EP418E-1. In Sept. 1995 it was retired and in Jan. 1996 it was sold to Progress Rail. In Jan. 2000 it became Western Rail (WRIX) 3186 rebuilt with a chopped nose. In 2006 it was resold to Kalama Export Co., in Kalama, WA. Current status not known.
SP 3003 in Oakland
Southern Pacific Passenger GP9 3003 is at West Oakland on October 16, 1974 with SD35 6903.
SP 3003 in San Jose
On an unknown date in September 1972 Southern Pacific train 118 powered by commute GP9 3003 races past a group of trainmasters that are waiting out the weekend in San Jose, CA.

SP 3004 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-3

Reportedly (sources) SP 3004 was built in April 1955 as SP 5622, SP Class DF-606, EMD order number 5369-01, construction number 19977. In the 1965 renumering it became SP 3004 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-3. In Feb. 1979 it was rebuilt to SP 3196, class EP418R-1. It was retired in July 1990. In December 1990 it went to EMD.
SP 3004 EMD GP9 on commute
SP torpedo boat GP9 3004 leads commute 151 past a string of trolly coaches on flat cars (TCOFC) along Seventh Street, San Francisco on an unknown date in August 1977. The coaches are Marmon-Herrington class TC-48 and TC-44s from the early '50s. According to "Jack," the coaches were "sold to Mexico City." According to Bruce Battles the coaches ran there for another 15 years. According to Don Jewell, "Those Muni Marmon Herrington TCs were sold to Mexico City, where some received new bodies and others were used for parts."

SP 3005 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-3

Reportedly (sources) SP 3005 was built in April 1955 as SP 5623, SP Class DF-606, order number 5369-02, construction number 19978. In the 1965 renumbering it became 3005, SP Class EP418-3. In April 1977 it was rebuilt to SP 3189, SP Class EP418R-1. SP 3189 was retired in April 1991. In Dec. 1992 it was sold to Levin Metals. It was purchased from the scrap dealer in 1992 by Errol Ohman and Howard Wise. The pair restored the locomotive and repainted it into its original "black widow" paint scheme and its original number (5623) in 1993. SP 5623 spent most of the 1990s working for the Oakland Terminal Railway. The 5623 now resides the Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol, California, where it is used in occasional excursion service.
SP 3005 in San Jose
On an unknown date in February 1975 SP Torpedo Boat Passenger GP9 3005 is coupled up to a Train Master at Lenzen Street, San Jose, CA.
  • Photo of SP 3005
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.605, Scan 2010111001.17

SP 3009 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-4

Reportedly (sources) SP 3009 was built in June 1954 as SP 5602, SP Class DF-603, EMD order number 5346-04, construction number 19560. In the 1965 renumbering it became SP 3009 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-4. In Dec. 1977 it was upgraded to SP 3192, SP Class SP Class EP418R-1. It was retired in Dec. 1993. In Feb. 1995 it went to Omni-Trax. National Railway Equipment Company rebuilt it with a chopped nose. In 1996 it was leased to Ottawa Valley Rail Link (RLK) 4202. Then it went to Central Western Railway. Current status not known.
SP 3009 in San Jose
SP Passenger GP9 3009 is at San Jose, CA near the turntable on an unknown date in the summer of 1972.
  • Photo of SP 3009
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.612, Scan 2010111001.14
  • Photo of SP 3009, tight crop
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.612, Scan 2010111001.14
SP 3009 in San Francisco
On November 8, 1974 SP Passenger GP9 3009 sits in San Francsico, CA waiting for its next assignment.

SP 3010 EMD GP9, SP Class EP418-5

Reportedly (sources) SP 3010 was built in May 1954 as a dual service unit, SP T&NO 283, SP Class DF-602, EMD order 5335-03, construction number 19485. In 1960 it was transferred to the Pacific Lines and renumbered to 5893. It was renumbered to 3422 and classified as a freight locomotive SP Class EF418-3. In September 1967 it was formally reclassified as a passenger locomotive and renumbered to SP 3010 class EP418-5. In October 1977 it was rebuilt to SP class class EP418R-1 and renumbered to SP 3191. In Feb. 1993 it was retired. In Feb. 1993 it went to Levin Metals, from there in July 1993 it went to the Feather River Rail Society in Portola. After that it continued changing hands. In 1994 it became Connecticut Central 53. After that it became Providence and Worcester 53. It may have gone on to the Housatonic Railroad System Housatonic Railroad. Current status not known.
SP 3010 in San Francisco
Southern Pacific Passenger GP9 3010 departing Third and Townsend Station, San Francisco, CA with train 118 on an unknown date in February, 1975.
  • Photo of SP 3010
    Analog Image, Ektachrome Slide 5.619, Scan 2010111001.16

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