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SP GP9 #3769 [SP Photo Archives]

sp3769_01.jpg: Ogden, UT Sep. 10, 2014

Here, I represent not only Rio Grande but also the survivors of the 70’s which I found during the recent trip.

This locomotive is being displayed at Ogden Union Station since 1987. It seems her long hood is empty. Long hood also lacks unique lights package.

SP GP9 #3769 was built in 1957 as SP #5733 with 1750hp prime mover. In 1965, she was renumbered to #3574. She was rebuilt to GP9E #3769 in 1970, and was retired in 1986.

1978 photo of SP #3769 found at RailPictures Net site;

sp3769_02.jpg: Ogden, UT Sep. 10, 2014

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SP SD45 #7457 [SP Photo Archives]

sp7457_01.jpg: Ogden, UT Sep. 10, 2014

This locomotive is being displayed at Ogden Union Station since 2002. According to Trains News Wire, she recently had lights package re-installed on short hood, which were long gone and covered.

SP #7457 was built in 1966 as SP #8800, the first SD45 for SP, with 3600 hp prime mover. She was rebuilt to 3200hp SD45R #7457 in 1982, and was retired in 2001.

Trains News Wire;
1979 photo of SP #8800 found at RailPictures Net site;

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ECDC SD9E #4355 ex-SP #4355 [SP Photo Archives]

ecdc4355_01.jpg: East Carbon, UT Sep. 10, 2014

This locomotive was found at the East Carbon Development Corp. (ECDC) waste site at East Carbon, Utah on Utah State Route 123.

ECDC #4355 was built as SP “Cadillac” #5474 in 1956 with 1750 hp prime mover. It was renumbered to #3948 in 1965 and rebuilt to SD9E #4355 in 1988. Light package base on short hood and hump cowl behind the cab suggests its origin.

1967 photo of SP #3948 found at Fallen Flag site;
1982 photo of SP #4355 found at Espee Modelers Archive site;

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UP AC4400CW #6311, ex-SP #232 [SP Photo Archives]

sp6311_01.jpg: Helper, UT Sep. 10, 2014

This locomotive was departing Helper as one of the three units manned swing helper. Though she doesn’t fit my era, the speed lettering on her hood drove me to represent a photo in this blog. This is UP AC4400CW (C44AC) #6311.

SP #232 was built in 1995 with 4400hp prime mover. She was renumbered to UP #6311 in 2007.

1995 photo of SP #232 at RailPictures net. site;

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SP Caboose #1776 [SP Photo Archives]

sp1776_01.jpg: Sierra Blanca, TX. Sep. 10, 2015

This SP steel welded bay window caboose is found next to the depot now housing Hudspeth County Museum at Sierra Blanca, TX. It seems a museum display assorted with searchlight style signal. It is repainted and lost original letterings but COTS remains intact.

SP #1776 was one of 1750–1799 series C-40-7 class cabooses built in 1967. It was once painted in Bicentennial scheme. Athearn produced the N scale model of the exact car twice in 2004 and 2009, both sold out.

* 1980 photo of SP #1776 in Bicentennial scheme found at Railroad Picture Archives site;
* Athearn model web page;

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sp1776_03.jpg: Sierra Blanca, TX. Sep. 10, 2015

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SP Ancho Depot [SP Photo Archives]

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depot_ancho_03.jpg: Ancho, NM. Sep. 9, 2015

This former Southern Pacific Railroad depot structure is found opposite the track at Ancho Rd, Ancho, NM.

Ancho, established at the turn of the 20th century, was a town in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Ancho means wide in Spanish. It was once a major plaster and brick shipping point.

According to Marci L. Riskin, the wood frame depot with a hipped roof depot was built in 1902 by the El Paso & Northeastern Railroad[1]. SP took over the line in 1924. The depot was closed in 1959 and moved to the current site north of the track in 1963. It once housed a museum named My House of Old Things[2].

[1] The book The Train Stops Here preview page;
[2] CITY OF DUST web page;

ancho-brick.jpg: Ancho brick sold at ebay

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SP Alpine Depot [SP Photo Archives]

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depot_alpine_03.jpg: Alpine. TX. Sep. 10, 2015

This former Southern Pacific Railroad depot is found at 102 W Holland Ave, Alpine, TX.

Alpine, registered in 1883, is a village in and the county seat of Brewster County, texas with a population of 5971 according to the 1970 Census, 5905 according to the 2010 Census. The name changed from Murphyville to Alpine in 1888 after the petition by the residents.

The Spanish mission revival style depot was built in 1946 by Texas & New Orleans Railroad[1]. T&NO merged into SP in 1961. The depot hosted SP Sunset Limited. Today, it hosts Amtrak Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle. Notice the “Point-less Arrow” Amtrak logo still survives. However, no Amtrak agent stationed here: UP seems uses the former agent office space.

[1] The Great American Stations web page;

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depot_alpine_05.jpg: Alpine. TX. Sep. 10, 2015
depot_alpine_1949.jpg: postcard maybe printed in 1949

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SP Caboose #4605 [SP Photo Archives]

sp4605_01.jpg: Alpine, TX. Sep. 10, 2015

This SP steel welded bay window caboose is found next to the depot at Alpine, TX. However it seems repainted and not even a number is left. The number is of suggested in web.

SP #4605 was one of 4600–4649 series C-50-7 class cabooses built in 1978 by Pacific Car Foundry. Note the single red light attached to the base on the roof replacing ‘bug-eye’ marker light.

* 1978 photo of SP #4614 found at Fallen Flags site;

sp4605_02.jpg: Alpine, TX. Sep. 10, 2015

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