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SP 3187 EMD GP9E, SP Class EP418E-1

According to good sources including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP Class EP418E-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. In May 1982 the locomotive was repainted and lettered as Caltrain 3187. After Caltrain recieved their own locomotives it was returned to SP and reclassed to SP Class EF418E-6. It was retired in July 1994 and in Feb. 1995 it went to Omni-Trax.
SP 3187 in San Francisco
Southern Pacific GP9E 3187 leads train 151 into San Francisco, CA on an unknown date in July 1976.
On June 9, 2014 this was posted to Altamont Press.

SP 3191 EMD GP9R, SP Class EP418R-1

According to good sources including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3191 was built in May 1954 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 19485, SP T&NO 283, SP Class DF-602. In 1965 it was assigned to the Pacific Lines and renumbered to SP 5893 SP Class DF-602. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3422 SP Class EF418-3. In September 1967 it was again renumbered and reclassed to SP 3010 SP Class EP418-5.
This locomotive was upgraded in October 1977 emerging as SP 3191 EMD GP9R, SP Class EP418R-1. In July 1985 it was reclassed to SP Class EF418R-6.
The disposition of this locomotive is, in Feb. 1993 it was retired. It was sold to the Feather River Rail Society. From there it went to the Connecticut Central as 3191, renumbered to 53. Then it went to the Providence and Worcester 53. Current status not known.
SP 3191 in Roseville, CA
Southern Pacific GP9E leads fellow weekend warrior SDP45 3204 over Dry Creek, in Roseville, CA on a not so dry Saturday, February 23, 1980.
This was posted to Altamont Press on June 10, 2014.

SP 3197 EMD GP40P-2, SP Class EP430-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3197 was built in November 1974 by EMD as a model EMD GP40P-2, builders number 74619-01, SP 3197, SP Class EP430-1. 3197 repainted into SP Style Bicentennial paint June 1975. In Nov. 1986 it was renumbered to SP 7600 SP Class EF430-5.
This locomotive was assigned the numbers UP 5200 and/or 1300 and was retired still in SP paint and number in July 2002 and sold, becoming Indiana Harbor Belt 4010.
SP 3197 in San Jose
Southern Pacific GP40P-2 3197, in bicentennial paint, leads SDP45 3202 in freight service at College Park in San Jose, CA on Sunday, May 27, 1979. WAF on Trainorders said, "RVWJY to WJct. Worked the day before on the RVSJA out of Roseville to San Jose via Altamont".
These were posted to Altamont Press on June 11, 2014
  • Photo of SP 3197 in San Jose
    Analog Image, Ektachrome "Sloanacolor" Slide 5.779 Scan 2010120501.15
  • Photo of SP 3197 in San Jose, roster
    Analog Image, Ektachrome "Sloanacolor" Slides 5.780, Scan 2010120501.16

SP 3198 EMD GP40P-2, SP Class EP430-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3198 was built in November 1974 by EMD as a model EMD GP40P-2, builders number 74619-02, SP 3198, SP Class EP430-1. In Nov. 1986 it was renumbered to SP 7601 SP Class EF430-5.
After the SP was absorbed by the UP this locomotive became UP 1373. UP Model designation GP40-2.
SP 3198 in Roseville
SP's entire roster of GP40P-2s on the point of a train near the Sierra View Country Club Golf Course in Roseville, CA on March 26, 1975. About these photos WAF said, "3197-99 were purchased to complete the retirement of the Trainmasters on the commute runs. To stay out of California taxing in the 70s, these locomotives were used frequenly on interstate moves between LA and Portland on the Starpacers and back to LA on the BRLAT for the first six months of use."
He said, "First photo appears to be power for 1/376 (1/LABRT). A few loads of GM autos and lumber boxcars carrying freight forwarder traffic for Superior Fast Freight plus pigs make up the train. A second section will follow later in the afternoon and pickup PNW at the Roseville ramp." Sierra View Roseville Photo Location.

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