Seeking pictures of Weyerhaeuser GP9 #308..

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SP&SFan

MP 72 - BNSF Spokane Sub.
Hello all,

I am seeking pictures of Weyerhaeuser GP #308 for a book that a friend and I are working on.


Sincerely,
SP&SFan
 

n.p.-dad

New Member
Try contacting the people up at mineral, Wa...That is where the engine was scrapped at...Some one had to have taken pictures of it up there...This is the former OC&E unit that came up from the K-falls operation...former Great Northern unit...
I'll keep trying to find one though...
G. Durr
 

SP&SFan

MP 72 - BNSF Spokane Sub.
Neat picture of the shorthood of the #308 at MRSR..

Does anyone up at Mt. Rainier Scenic have a picture of it sitting there or being cut up there???


~Zachary Hastings
 
not scrapped @ mineral

Try contacting the people up at mineral, Wa...That is where the engine was scrapped at...Some one had to have taken pictures of it up there...This is the former OC&E unit that came up from the K-falls operation...former Great Northern unit...
I'll keep trying to find one though...
G. Durr

Uh, 308 was scrapped on site in the Longview yard. I was there driving for Puget Sound and talked the scrappers out of one of the number boards, a strobe and a couple of electrical panels. (also got the cab card and prime mover tag)
 

n.p.-dad

New Member
Uh, 308 was scrapped on site in the Longview yard. I was there driving for Puget Sound and talked the scrappers out of one of the number boards, a strobe and a couple of electrical panels. (also got the cab card and prime mover tag)
Would love to see the engine card...and the number board....Also, did you happen to take a photo of them scrapping the unit out..???...
Thanks...
Gary D.
 
N/a

I forgot, I got the headlight off the short hood too. I must be getting old. No I didn't get pictures of 308 being scrapped as I was too busy being pissed off at MANAGEMENT for doing it to begin with. You see 308 had just gotten a BRAND NEW PAINT JOB and looked GREAT! They put a window in the block a short time later and cut it up at Longview (WHAT A WASTE). I think I have picts of it somewhere. I'll see if I can find them.
 

LoganTrackdog

New Member
OK, I know this thread is old, but here you go!

Shot Sept. 16th 1976

From a 110,000+ piece slide collection comes this slide of #308.

Slide reads it's a GP35 EMD 1965 RB M-K 1974
Ex SP #7729 or ex SP #6626

This photo was shot by Alan Miller. Contact him for rights to use.
 

LoganTrackdog

New Member
After studying the pics, either the pic I have is not the correct locomotive, or that pic of the short hood/shed is off a different locomotive #308. Not the same hoods!
 

JDLX

New Member
LoganTrackdog- a total of three locomotives wore the #308 at Longview. The GP35 in your photograph was the first, followed by a slug, and finally the GP-9 at issue here (I assume you are after the GP-9, Zachary?).

History of the GP-9 (as I have it) is as follows: c/n 24085, built 1957. Originally Great Northern #723; to Burlington Northern #1796; to Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. (Klamath Falls, OR) #314. Transferred to Longview 1992, where it was re-numbered 3rd #308.

I don't think I've seen a picture of this unit as the #308 at Longview. However, Greg Brown did photograph the #314 in Klamath Falls back in 1991...it is tucked away behind WTCX #311, but its better than anything else I've seen...

Jeff Moore
Elko, NV
 

n.p.-dad

New Member
LoganTrackdog- a total of three locomotives wore the #308 at Longview. The GP35 in your photograph was the first, followed by a slug, and finally the GP-9 at issue here (I assume you are after the GP-9, Zachary?).

Jeff Moore
Elko, NV

Just a quick note...4 locomotives have used the number 308 at Longview...don't for get the sw-1500 #308... The last one to use this number...And Yes...We are Wanting very much to find a great picture of the GP-9 308...I have two black and white action shots of it, but no color pictures at all, and no roster shots either... Very Frustrating...
Thanks...
Gary D.
 

Jon Bentz

New Member
In this photo, the fifth unit in the consist is a Weyerhauser SW1500 numbered 308. Were there 4 units numbered 308 on the roster?:confused: Also, the other 308's sister 309 is the fourth unit.
 

n.p.-dad

New Member
In this photo, the fifth unit in the consist is a Weyerhauser SW1500 numbered 308. Were there 4 units numbered 308 on the roster?:confused:
Yes... at one time Three other units besides the Sw1500 were numbered 308...
1st=GP35(Former SP), 2nd=sw900slug, 3rd-gp=9(up from OC&E), and last but not least,4th= sw1500(former SP)
Hope this clears it up for you a bit...
Thanks for asking...
Gary D.
Vancouver, Washington
 




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