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Re: SP Narrow Gauge
Posted by: Brian Norden (IP Logged)
Date: February 19, 2012 04:19PM

Thanks to John West for sharing the photos.

Jim Pallow asks about where the diesel #1 was kept. At this time it was kept at Owenyo and the trains operated out of there.

Keeler was the engine service facility after the line over Montgomery Pass was abandoned in the late 1930s until the coming of the diesel. since the late 1880s the only engine house in the Owens Valley was at Keeler. So the maintenance moved from Mina to Keeler instead of any other location in the Owens Valley. Keeler thus became the point the steam locomotives were maintained instead of Owenyo which was the freight transfer point.

Brian Norden
editor
Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Historical Society



Subject Written By Posted
  SP Narrow Gauge John West 02/19/2012 12:19PM
  Re: SP Narrow Gauge Taylor Rush 02/19/2012 01:11PM
  Re: SP Narrow Gauge jim pallow 02/19/2012 03:53PM
  Re: SP Narrow Gauge Brian Norden 02/19/2012 04:19PM
  Re: SP Narrow Gauge John West 02/19/2012 10:16PM
  Re: SP Narrow Gauge Brian Norden 02/19/2012 11:20PM
  Re: SP Narrow Gauge John Cole 02/19/2012 04:20PM
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  Re: SP Narrow Gauge hudsonut1 02/19/2012 06:22PM
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  Re: SP Narrow Gauge Jason Rose 02/20/2012 11:42AM


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Engine number 489 and 486 as mid train helper with a 64 car westbound freight. Photographed: east of Cumbres, Colo., May 28, 1939.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Image Collection catalog number OP-8778.

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