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The Southern Pacific early days.



by Chris Guenzler



We will now take a trip back in time to look at my early days of picture taking of the Southern Pacific. Here the SP SD-45 9114 comes around the Tehachapi Loop. 1976





SP TR6B 1150 in storage at Roseville in 1975.





SP S-6 1274 led two sisters on an empty sugar beet train returning from the Holly Sugar Plant at Dyer in Santa Ana. 1975





SP NW-2 1942 at the Pacific Harbor Line Station at Los Angeles Harbor in 1972.





SP S-12 1251 rests between assignments at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles in 1972.





SP SW-1200 2288 at Coos Bay, Oregon in 1973.





SP H-12-44 2367 switching in San Francisco in 1972.





SP C-415 2400 on the Costa Mesa local at Santa Ana in 1977.





SP RSD-12 2954 at West Colton Yard. 1976





SP SD-38-2 2971 works the crest at West Colton in 1976.





SP H-24-66 3025 resting in San Francisco in 1972.





SP H-24-66 3028 at West Colton before it was turned into a brake sled. 1974





SP C-630 3148 at West Colton in 1975.





SP C-630 3152 waiting at West Colton in 1975.





GP-40P-2 3197 waits for departure time in Sacramento in September of 1982.





SP GP-9 3355 at Tucson in 1975.





SSW GP-9 3644 at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles in 1972.





Low nose GP-9E 3878 at Woodland, CA in 1976.





SP GP-20 4060 pauses at West Colton in 1976.





SP SD-9 4349 at Woodland in 1976.





SSW GP-30 5006 in Santa Ana in 1977.





SP SD-39 5306 crests Hiland at the summit of Cajon Pass in 1972.





SP SD-39 5319 rests in Anaheim in November of 1982.





SP FP7-A 6453 waits in the Tule Fog for the departure of Amtrak San Joaquin in Bakersfield in 1974.





SP GP-35 6542 leaves Taylor Yard in 1976.





SP U-25-B 6728 waits in El Centro in 1975.





SP U-25-BE 6800 sits in San Luis Obispo in 1976.





SP SD-35 6903 climbs the Palmdale Cutoff over Cajon Pass in 1976.





SP U-28-B 7026 at Colton in 1976.





SP's four GP-40X's come through the south side of West Colton Yard in October 1982 on a very wet day.





Roster shot of GP-40X 7201 on October 1982.





SP 7383 climbing below the loop crossing Tehachapi Creek in 1976.





SP 7347 in Olympic Colors prepared to leave West Colton in May of 1985.





SP GP-40 7619 sits in Anaheim in 1977.





Cotton Belt B-36-7 7770 on an eastbound at Loma Linda in November of 1982.





The second unit was the one of a kind B-36-7B 7771 also at Loma Linda in November of 1982.





SP B-30-7 7810 visited Santa Ana in 1977.





SP U-30-C 7927 at West Colton in 1976.





SP U-30-C 7939 approaching the Tehachapi Loop in 1971.





SP U-33-C 8607 at Slover in 1974.





SP SD-40T-2 8300 at Bakersfield in 1974.





SP U-33-C 8706 at West Colton in 1976.





SP SD-45 9062 on the Bisbee Line at Benson in 1974.





SP SD-45 9088 with elephant ears at Devore in 1974.





SP SD-45T-2 9389 waits in San Luis Obispo in 1976.





SP DD-35B 9900 at West Colton in 1976.





SP DD-35B 9901 at West Colton in 1976.





SP DD-35B 9902 as West Colton in 1976.





SP U-50-D 9951 at West Colton in 1976. Now I will return you to the present.



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