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Southern Pacific SD-9 Diesel Locomotive Recovery - 1979 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42

(silent film) Shows the recovery of Southern Pacific SD-9 diesel locomotive No. 4310, one of four locomotives stranded at Eureka, California, following the I...

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Comment by Sean Mitchell on November 11, 2017 at 7:31am

This was during the aftermath of the Island Mountain Tunnel Fire. The line was closed for 15 months. It cost them over a million to move these engines, and in the end they realized it wasn't worth it. 

Comment by Steve Atnip on November 8, 2017 at 8:29am
Details in Figone’s new book
Comment by Richard C. Brand on November 8, 2017 at 12:29am

That does not look like the graveyard in Eureka.

Looks like hills in Mendocino or points north.

Comment by Ian B. on November 7, 2017 at 8:42am

Leave it to SP to try and save a unit that was phased out of nearly all Class 1s many years before. Very nice video!

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