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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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Comment by Richard Todd on September 22, 2017 at 12:16pm

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.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on September 22, 2017 at 11:59am

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.

Comment by Dave S. on September 22, 2017 at 6:20am

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.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on September 21, 2017 at 7:17pm

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.

Comment by Ian B. on September 21, 2017 at 6:51pm

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.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on April 20, 2016 at 1:02pm


Comment by Jerry J. Kitts on September 4, 2010 at 12:42am
The ES rented the SW from John Bradly. It was a foolish thing trying to MU those two together. It would have worked well for the night shift up to Blue Lake.

Comment by Cyrus Gillespie on September 4, 2010 at 12:15am
it went back to its 1100 series number and is now in Portola. Was on the old Susanville branch of the Espee for switching the Sierra Pacific mill up there.
Comment by Zachary M. Toler on September 3, 2010 at 11:03pm
What became of this SP TR6, & what was its number?

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