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SP’s East Yard in 1968 – Pic of the Day

May 13, 2010

Southern Pacific GP30 5014 departs East Yard with a local freight in November 1968

What’s not to like in this 1968 scene from Southern Pacific’s  East Yard in San Antonio?

A 5-year-old GP30 with the classic SP light package, 40′ boxcars, tracks sunk in the dirt, an Alco RS11 in the background…

I’m not so myopic to think that “everything was better” back in the day, but I sure do like everything I see in this classic image.

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  1. Rick Malo permalink
    January 13, 2011 3:20 pm

    This is classic Texas railroading in the ’60 and “70s. This has character….or maybe I’m just nostalgic. When was the last time that you saw a slogan such as “Santa Fe All the Way”!

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