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n EWS PHOTOS
A gain lettering shop locomotives, a t least temporarily, Espee Alco Century4 1 5 2407 sports a "Shop Dinky" sign at Taylor Yards Januar' 23. Alco S6 1 210 was similarly lettered. The 1 500-horsepower 240 7 , by the way, was built in December of 1966 as Alco's serial number 3458-08, a member of an order for ten delivered to the Southern Pacific.
D uane Karam. Jr.. Kenneth M. A rdinger collection

On January 28 the Southern Pacific's Camera Car, the 8799, worked at filming for the railroad's simulator training program along the upper reaches of San Timoteo Canyon on Beaumont HilI out of Los Angeles. Originally built in 1964 as Hydrau lic-drive locomotive 9010, then 9 1 1 3, b y Krauss-Maffei of Germany as a model M L4000, it was rebuilt into the system camera car a t Sacramento in 1969. This was the 8799's first venture a t "movie making" in several years, reportedly to b e followed b y a trip to subsidiary Cotton Belt for more work. Curving Gibson, along the Sacramento River at California, south of Dunsmuir, on

March 2 are three of the four new TE704S units on the point of Southern Pacific's B R LA T, the Portland-to-Los Angeles Starpacer. Fresh from builder Morrison- K n u dsen, the locomotives are making their first revenue run for the railroad as both test paint scheme and Sulzer-powered are introduced to Western locomotives

Railroading. The trio will come off the train at Roseville for a session of freight assignments in Northern California: sister 7032, missing from this scene, would follow after a brief mechanical delay to rejoin the rio at Roseville.
B ill Shippen

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