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Southern Pacific GP9 1965 renumbering

335 units renumbered


3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009
3400 3401 3402 3403 3404 3405 3406 3407 3408 3409
3410 3411 3412 3413 3414 3415 3416 3417 3418 3419
3420 3421 3422 - 3424 3425 3426 3427 3428 3429
3430 3431 3432 3433 3434 3435 3436 3437 3438 3439
3440 3441 - 3443 3444 3445 3446 3447 3448 3449
3450 3451 3452 3453 3454 3455 3456 3457 3458 3459
3460 3461 3462 3463 3464 3465 3466 3467 3468 -
3470 3471 3472 3473 3474 3475 3476 3477 3478 3479
3480 3481 3482 3483 3484 3485 3486 3487 3488 3489
3490 3491 3492 3493 3494 3495 3496 3497 3498 3499
3500 3501 3502 3503 3504 3505 3506 3507 3508 3509
3510 3511 3512 3513 3514 3515 3516 3517 3518 3519
3520 3521 3522 3523 3524 3525 3526 3527 3528 3529
3530 3531 3532 3533 3534 3535 3536 3537 3538 3539
3540 3541 3542 3543 3544 3545 3546 3547 3548 3549
3550 3551 3552 3553 3554 3555 3556 3557 3558 3559
3560 3561 3562 3563 3564 3565 3566 3567 3568 3569
3570 3571 3572 3573 3574 3575 3576 3577 3578 3579
3580 3581 3582 3583 3584 3585 3586 3587 3588 3589
3590 3591 3592 3593 3594 3595 3596 3597 3598 3599
3600 3601 3602 3603 3604 3605 3606 3607 3608 3609
3610 3611 3612 3613 3614 3615 3616 3617 3618 3619
3620 3621 3622 3623 3624 3625 3626 3627 3628 3629
3630 3631 3632 3633 3634 3635 3636 3637 3638 3639
3640 SSW 3641 SSW 3642 SSW 3643 SSW 3644 SSW 3645 SSW 3646 SSW 3647 SSW 3648 SSW 3649
SSW 3650 SSW 3651 SSW 3652 3653 3654 3655 3656 3657 3658 3659
3660 3661 3662 3663 3664 3665 3666 3667 3668 3669
3670 3671 3672 3673 3674 3675 3676 3677 3678 3679
3680 3681 3682 3683 3684 3685 3686 3687 3688 3689
3690 3691 3692 3693 3694 3695 3696 3697 3698 3699
3700 3701 3702 3703 3704 3705 3706 3707 3708 3709
3710 3711 3712 3713 3714 3715 3716 3717 3718 3719
3720 3721 3722 3723 3724 3725 3726 3727
all the above photo's should be of unrebuilt GP's... some are in Black Widow paint.
3422 was later renumbered 3010 on discovery it still had it's steam gen.

From the Bob Finan collection :- 3611 in Half Widow paint. Part Black Widow part Scarlet and Gray...


In 1965, SP renumbered and reclassified the entire Rosters of the their three basically independent roads, (SP, SSW and TNO) into one Roster, and one classification system.

In the case of the GP9's, these were renumbered in roughly the order they were delivered in, starting at 3400 through to 3727, with the TNO and SSW GP9's added in where appropriate. Many received new numbers while still in Black Widow paint. Five units were written off before being renumbered.

Starting in 1970 with #3424 all existing GP9's were rebuilt into GP9E's and GP9R's with the number series beginning at #3300. Because of the internal differences of the three 'Phases', different 'rebuild' schemes were required, so they were placed into different number series. As well some got Farr air filter boxes behind the cab. The GP9E/R's will be more fully documented when I re-write the GP9E/R Info page...

see the SP GP9 Overview for Magazine/Book References and available models.


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