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The company tried to MU a SP TR6 to the GP-38s with 90 mph gearing. It of course did not work and was only tried once.
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Take another look! That's SW-1 1000, in the video, the 600 hp switcher that was left to service Sausalito until the end of ferry service. The telltale is the large box on the front of the loco below the radiator grill. I don't have any of my books to hand, but I am SURE that between the Fred Stindt books and the new, spectacular book from the NWPHS, we could figure out when the last TR-6 left NWP rails. I do know that the cow-calf units were broken up with the cow's being used as TR-6's. The calf's served out there lives attached to various switchers working the hump yards throughout the SP system. Of particular note, is the one that served Roseville for years.
Thank you Dave. Glad you are still an active member. I'd seen that one before with that tired looking switcher no. 1100 pulling.
But what was a real treat was via youtube's addiction trick, I got to see Jamie Miller's recent post of the 1993 Last Days of SP. That was special. Note that they pick up a set of bulkhead flat cars in Napa to take somewhere north. Could these be the same cars that were stranded and remain on the line north of Ukiah?????
Jamie, please share your wonderful videos like that one here on NWPRR.NET.
Here's an interesting video. It doesn't answer Richard's question (despite its title), but this is rare footage I've never seen before. You will get a kick out of the hirailer shown at the end.
I know that SP had several of these but by any chance could that unit be the last power leaving Sausalito in a picture somewhere here on this site? Tried to blow it up but looks like the SP logo and number was removed.
Would make it even more historic. Thx Ian for bringing this old pict back from the archives.
Pretty sure that's the last surviving TR6 ever, its now over in Portola. Numbered #1100, not sure if thats the SP given number or the number it got at Quincy serving for Sierra Pacific.
HEY IT MAY BE THE FILM COLORATION BUT THIS SWITCHER IS PAINTED A VERY BRIGHT RED. COULD IT BE THE MODEL FOR THE PAINTING OF 1501?
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