RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 8563 Southern Pacific Railroad EMD SD40T-2 at Westley, California by Steve Schmollinger
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Southern Pacific Railroad (more..)
EMD SD40T-2 (more..)
SP West Side Line (more..)
Westley, California, USA (more..)
March, 1983
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SP 8563 (more..)
Steve Schmollinger (more..)
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Prodigious amounts of rain caused disastrous flooding in California in the first half of 1983. SP's line over Tehachapi Pass was badly damaged, and even some areas in the Central Valley saw reroutes. Here an eastbound SP manifest near Westley uses the secondary West Side Line between Tracy and Fresno. Note the large pool of rainwater right up to the ballast, giving the train just a few feet of clearance from the wet stuff.
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