Some "Real" SP Heritage

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stlgevo51

Steam Chaser
On Monday, I made a short day trip to the Chester Sub in southwestern Illinois. Traffic was heavy as many trains made their way up and down the line. The prize of the trip was coal train CWEAF 30 (destined for Cora Dock) with patched Southern Pacific AC4400CW #6262 and unpatched relative #266. After messing up the shot at Modoc, I raced ahead and salvaged the neat lashup at its destination of Cora. Here are the shots:

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Northbound Autos by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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Northbound Coal Loads by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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A Pleasant Day on the Chester by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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More Northbound Autos by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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Older Power by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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A Big Mistake by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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SP Is Alive and Well by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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Solid SP Power by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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SP Engines at Cora Dock by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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Backlit Coal Train by stlgevo51, on Flickr

And to make it even more special, I caught the same train running back to Wyoming as an empty train through Kirkwood the very next day! Crazy luck!
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We Meet Again! by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!
 

Abilene Ks Railfan

Active Member
Nice!! I saw the UP 6262/SP 266 last Sunday eastbound, and it pulled back into Salina Ks yesterday morning westbound.
I need to catch the SP 177 to have all the unpatched SP C44AC's on video/photos
 

Abilene Ks Railfan

Active Member
You'll be seeing it again, SP 266 went thru where I live eastbound at 3:05 pm, is different train this time, has UP 5392 on point,SP 266,and UP 6262 as DPU
 




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