RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 9343 Southern Pacific Railroad EMD SD45T-2 at Willcox, Arizona by Steve Schmollinger
 
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Southern Pacific Railroad (more..)
EMD SD45T-2 (more..)
UP Lordsburg Sub (more..)
Willcox, Arizona, USA (more..)
October, 1999
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SP 9343 (more..)
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Steve Schmollinger (more..)
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In October 1999, SP SD45T-2 No. 9343 leads an eastbound UP rock train off the Willcox Playa at track speed, which at the time was 65 mph. This was during UP's doubling tracking of the Sunset Route, and the train may be returning after all the ballast in these cars had been spread on the new, second main track.
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