RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 3195 Southern Pacific Railroad EMD GP9 at Brisbane, California by Jon Porter
 
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Southern Pacific Railroad (more..)
EMD GP9 (more..)
Sunnyvale (more..)
Brisbane, California, USA (more..)
February 03, 1975
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SP 3195 (more..)
Unknown
Jon Porter (more..)
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New meets old in Brisbane, California, as recently-constructed Caltrain commute cars in push mode pass 30-year-old SP GP9s pulling 60-year-old coaches. SP "torpedo boat" 3195 and a second GP9E, with dynamic brakes, lead a southbound special during the "Farewell to Harrimans" event on Saturday, June 15, 1985, the day after the old cars' finale in regular service. Four trains, each with a different set of power, were operated between San Jose and San Francisco to commemorate the end of SP cars and engines on Peninsula commute service. Kodachrome 64
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