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SP 3800 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-1 "Puff"

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3800 was built in April 1954 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 19442, SP 5353, SP Class DF-120. In Jan. 1961 it was renumbered to second SP 5339. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3800 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-1.
This locomotive was upgraded in Feb 1974 emerging as SD9R SP 4451 SP Class EF618E-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Aug. 1995. January 1996 sold to Progress Rail. Went to the Northwestern Pacific where it reportedly is rotting away still in Schellville, CA.
SP SD9 3800 in Oakland.
On June 25, 1973 boiler equipped SP SD9 3800 leads a train under the BART tracks at the SP wye in West Oakland, CA.

SP 3822 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-1 "Huff"

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3822 was built in April 1954 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 19452, SP 5363, SP Class DF-120. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3822 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-1.
This locomotive was upgraded in Nov. 1973 emerging as SP 4450 SP Class EF618E-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Aug. 1995 sold Jan. 1996 to Progress Rail. In 1998 4450 was purchased by the Golden Gate Railroad Museum at Hunters Point in San Francisco. In late 2005 4450 was sold to the Feather River Rail Society. It became property of the WPRM where it was scrapped in Portola, CA in August 2013.
SP 3822 in Roseville
On an unrecorded date in November 1972 SP Boiler Equipped SD9 3822 is waiting for a call to snow fighting service over Donner Pass in Roseville, CA.

SP 3826 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF-418E-4

According to good sources SP 3826 was built in 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25106, SP 5806, SP Class DF-612. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3669 SP Class EF418-8.
This locomotive was upgraded in 1976 emerging as SP 3826 SP Class EF418E-4.
The disposition of this locomotive is, wrecked 1988, scrapped 1989.
SP GP-9 3826 in Oakland
On an unknown date, likely in early 1976, newly rebuilt GP9R 3826 is in West Oakland, CA

SP 3830 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3830 was built in May 1954 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 19460, SP 5371, SP Class DF-120. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3830 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-1.
This locomotive was upgraded in Feb. 1976 emerging as SP 4412 SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, 4412 was retired in Sept 1995. Sold in Feb 1996 to Progress Rail. Went to Nevada Northern in Ely, NV before becoming BHP-Nevada 203, then Rock & Rail 203. Current status not known.
SP 3830 in Eugene
SP SD9 3830 sits in Eugene, Oregon with fellow SD9 3914 on June 21, 1974. Judging by this photo, 3830 apparently retained its steam generator right up to rebuilding.

SP 3851 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418R-4

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3851 was built in Feb. 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25154, SP T&NO 458, SP Class DF-612.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3662 SP Class EF418-8.
This locomotive was upgraded in July 1977 emerging as SP 3851 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418R-4.
The disposition of this locomotive is, Feb. 1993 retired, sold March 1995 becoming Omni-Trax 3851. Current status not known.
SP 3851 in Patterson, CA
SP GP9R 3851 is switching Patterson Frozen Foods in Patterson, CA on the Westside line on March 20, 1989. Later, shown South of Patterson.
Model of 3851 in San Jose
A model of SP GP9R 3851 is switching on the California Central Model Railroad Club in San Jose, CA on January 12, 2013.

SP 3858 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418R-4

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3858 was built in April 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25141, SP 5841, SP Class DF-612. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3704 EMD GP9 SP Class EF418-8.
This locomotive was upgraded in Dec. 1977 emerging as SP 3858 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418R-4.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Dec 1986, sold March 1988. Presumed Scrapped.
SP 3858 at Walerga
SP GP9R 3858 leads an SD9 eastbound near Milepost 99.5 at Walerga approaching Antelope on SP’s Martinez Subdivision on an unknown date in Feb. 1978.

SP 3891 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3891 was built in March 1955 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 19954, SP 5413, SP Class DF-122. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3891 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-3.
This locomotive was upgraded in May 1974 emerging as SP 4389 SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired Aug. 1995. Sold Nov. 1995.
SP 3891 in Eugene
SP black widow SD9s 3891 and 3883, are together in the power pool in Eugene, Oregon on an unknown date in July 1973.

SP 3910 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-3

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3910 was built in May 1955 by EMD as a model SD9, builders number 20210, SP 5432, SP Class DF-122. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3910 EMD SD9, SP Class EF618-3.
This locomotive was upgraded in November 1976 emerging as SP 4418 SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is, SP 4418 retired September 1995. Sold Feb 1996 to Progress Rail. Went to Nevada Northern. Became BHP-Nevada 205. Current status not known.
SP 3910 in Klamath Falls
SP SD9 3910 and 3942 are sitting in Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 20, 1973. I believe these units were being used by the OC&E then. Perhaps they are waiting to go out on the “Midnight Logger.”

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