A few SP GP-9s were built without dynamic brakes. They ended up in Bay Area Commuter service. This one has just finished up on train #142.
Nice details, extended stack, dynamic brakes, number boards. Can’t figure the horn placement though. Muffled on one side and likely distinctly unpleasant in the cab. Obviously this unit has bee... (more)
A veteran on the railroad, this one was the usual power until traffic began to increase.
Believed to be Montgomery, slide not labeled.
Ah, the good old days, well they were good but some of the paint jobs were rather ratty.
GM&O came in from the northwest, A bit player on a large stage in those days, a little shabby and run down but what great character. In the immortal words of Tom Sink, a “soulful old road”.
Looking good with and sounding good because they haven't put in that exhaust silencer.
Unusual that this unit does not yet have a paper air filter and that it is coupled to an RS-3 when most were already gone.
From my collection. Photo by Jim King.
A spotting features nightmare. Note the 48” fan and GP18 radiator section behind the cab, the paper air filter box and the lace of louvers on the battery box and under the cab.
My favorite Fs, configured with roof tanks to allow extra capacity for passenger service.
Leading an all matched GE consist, a real rarity.
Wearing it’s old “paper railroad” number but no longer sublettered this veteran sports shiny new paint. No switcher has been assigned to Johnson City for man years now.