RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 8982 Southern Pacific Railroad EMD SD45 at South Salt Lake, Utah by James Belmont
 
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Southern Pacific Railroad (more..)
EMD SD45 (more..)
Roper Diesel Shop, D&RGW Subdivision 6 (more..)
South Salt Lake, Utah, USA (more..)
December 31, 1976
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SP 8982 (more..)
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James Belmont (more..)
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My very first visit to Rio Grande's Roper Yard on New Year's Eve 1976 yielded this amazing grouping of locomotives. Whenever I hear about EMD's 'SD45' model, I always think of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Two of the big locomotives bracket an EMD SD40. At right, a trio of Western Pacific GE 'U-boats' are serviced and ready to lead a WP train west to Nevada and California. Between the SP and WP power is a EMD GP20 that lead a UP transfer of cars from North Yard in Salt Lake City to the Rio Grande yard in South Salt Lake.
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