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Southern Pacific SD35

SD35 6900 - 6928
ex 4816 - 4844

29 units delivered


delivered
4816 4817 4818 4819
4820 4821 4822 4823 4824 4825 4826 4827 4828 4829
4830 4831 4832 4833 4834 4835 4836 4837 4838 4839
4840 4841 4842 4843 4844
renumbered 1965
6900 6901 6902 6903 6904 6905 6906 6907 6908 6909
6910 6911 6912 6913 6914 6915 6916 6917 6918 6919
6920 6921 6922 6923 6924 6925 6926 6927 6928
renumbered 1980
3106 3107 3108 3109
extras
6902 6906 6908 6913 6917

SP SD35 #6915, Roseville, 1977


SP ordered 29 SD35's in May of 1963, numbered 4816 - 4844 the first batch arrived 12/1964 and the last by 3-4/1965. They were initially assigned to the Tehachapi Freight Pool.

In the 1965 systemwide renumber they gained the 6900 series numbers.

4 units were rebuilt in kind at Sacramento Locomotive Works in 1974, renumbered 6950 - 6953 they were reclassified as SD35E's

Another 10 units were rebuilt with non-turbocharged engines between 1976-78, renumbered 4700 - 4709, they were reclassified SD35R's

4 units were never rebuilt, renumbered 3106 - 3109, they were assigned to the West Colton Yard.

11 units seem to have been retired between 1981 and 1985. They appear on a 1981 Roster, but not a 1985 Roster...


References:

  • SP Motive Power Annual 1977-1980 - renumbering info.
  • SP 1987/88 Motive Power Pictorial by Joe.W.Shine, Page 105.
  • SP into the '90's by Joe.W.Shine, Page 188.

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