Fifties Flashback: Southern Pacific F Units
Another installment of EMD F-units operating on the Southern Pacific in California during the 1950′s:
First up is SP Train #52, the southbound San Joaquin Daylight, at Walong, CA (Tehachapi Loop) on March 16, 1958. Train 52 departed San Francisco at 0800 and was scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles Union Station at 2200, covering 483 miles in 14 hours.
Next up is a view of the ready tracks at Taylor Yard on May 21, 1954, with 5 sets of Black Widow liveried F-units ready to go. Note, at right, the two Baldwin switchers sporting fresh Halloween colors.
What a glorious time to be wandering around Southern California with Kodachrome in your camera…