After rolling to and from Niles through a wet and dreary climate, I hop out of 1423 to grab a couple shots of this historic locomotive while the weather permits some sun to break out of the clouds... (more)
An NCRY work train idling at the depot in Niles.
SP 1423 leads the regular Sunday train eastbound just barely out of the Niles depot. WP GP7 707 is on the other end as the train is about to enter Niles Canyon enroute to Sunol.
Except for maybe switching commute cars at 3rd and Townsend it is doubtful that SP 1423 did any passenger work in her career, but she did great and sounds excellent.
SP 1423 was nicely parked next to a Santa Fe caboose, symbolizing the ill-fated SPSF merger.
Niles Cayon Railways preserved SP NW-2
Retired by SP in 1986, Purchased by Parr Terminal Railroad, Richmond, CA and donated to the Niles Canyon Railway in 2000.