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~ Track Geometry Car ~

~ GC 1 ~

Built by Plasser-American







Finally we have some actual factual information about one of SP's more colorful pieces of equipment. Generously donated by Dave York, the flyer below was produced when GC-1 was delivered to the Automotive and Work Equipment Department at Oakland, Ca.
Another 8 detailed photos from Mike Brown have been added to this page.
Rob Sarberenyi offered this info: Built by Plasser American in 1978 or '79, I believe the model designation was EM80C. Espee's GC1 is the railroad's "Geometry Car 1" Track Geometry Car that toured/inspected the SP/SSW system for several years. IIRC it was taken out of service in the mid to late-1980s.


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