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A WB grain train for Livingston, CA (Foster Farms) barely achieves the station of Floriston on a gentle 1% grade. With wet rails and poor maintenance of locos this train does its best to make 12 mph. The next two years would bring herds of leasors and rent-a-wrecks to the SP.
Built 2-1972 as SP 9166; SP 9166 was rebuilt 8/31/88 to SD45T-2R SP 6853, rebuilt again 11/13/98 to SD40-2T UP 4796, then to UP 2828.


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Vintage Freight Train Photos - Diesel Era
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