"This is former SP 1101, it was bought by the Mann brothers and sent to Niles Canyon, where it is (mostly) restored as built. Dennis once told me it was a former EUKA caboose, and the metal patches in the next picture matches what I've seen on…"
Longvale Station was a Southerne Pacific Type 22 Depot. I choes Longvale
for two reasons. I am building a small shelf layout, and also this kit is available from American Model builders.
"Right NS and viewing between 4418 and the other tandem loco it looks like there is another ES unit also behind.
Willits was a busy place back then.
Jordan you are correct. How could I forget that the ICC denied the Santa Fe-SP merger after…"
"Actually SP headquarters at the time were in Denver. Remember, in 1989 the DRGW purchased the SP and then immediately renamed themselves Southern Pacific. The Kodachromes were, as Tim said, very commonly seen around the whole SP system."
While it is similar that is not an ES paint job but absolutely Santa Fe colors and scheme when SP was hoping to......Compare to 1322 for the layout. And look at the SP switcher coupled to the back of 4418.
Could it be that ES was…"
"Yes but Tim at this point the SP was fully strapped financially and to paint a loco was a big expense. Sorta like our beloved and in need of paint 1922. Headquarters of the SP at that time were in SF and the SP was desperate to find a…"
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