RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 8961 Southern Pacific Railroad EMD SD45 at Tehachapi, California by Charles J Freericks
 
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Southern Pacific Railroad (more..)
EMD SD45 (more..)
Walong (more..)
Tehachapi, California, USA (more..)
September 17, 1989
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SP 8961 (more..)
Unknown
Charles Freericks (more..)
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An SP brute leads the pipe train from Napa. As Jason noted below #8961 was one of the last unrebuilt 45s left on the roster at this point. Built by EMD in May of 1968, at this time it only had a year left on the roster. It went to Morrison-Knudson in September of 1990 to be rebuilt into CSXT SD40M-2 #8471. Back on this day, a non-railfan friend who occasionally liked to tag-along and I were making our first ever visit to Tehachapi. We found a lot of trains that day, as well as a lot of railfans, set up all around the loop.
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