RailPictures.Net Photo: JPBX 3187 CalTrain EMD GP9 at Sunnyvale, California by Jon Porter
 
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EMD GP9 (more..)
Sunnyvale (more..)
Sunnyvale, California, USA (more..)
April 13, 1985
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JPBX 3187 (more..)
#24 (more..)
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Caltrain's leased SP GP9 3187, painted in a unique scheme to mark Caltrain taking over operation of the Peninsula commute service, leads train #24 past the abandoned California Canners & Growers cannery in Sunnyvale on April 13, 1985. While the train's engine and cars are traditional SP commute equipment, the two-digit train number reflects Caltrain's new timetable and the start of many changes for the service. There's no future for the CC&G cannery, though, as it will be torn down in two months and replaced with apartment buildings. Kodachrome 64
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