Southern Pacific

The SP was an original owner, it acquired these models new from Baldwin:
VO660, V01000, DS4-4-1000(SC), S12, DRS6-4-1500, DRS6-6-1500 A&B, AS616 A&B

The T&NO (Texas & New Orleans) was owned by the SP and fully merged in 1961, it acquired these models new from Baldwin:
S12, DRS6-6-1500, AS616

VO660

  • see Pacific Electric for SP 1021 on lease

    VO1000

  • see Pacific Electric for SP 1322 on lease

    SP 1325 1325

    VO1000
    c/n 64269, b/d 3/42

    - built for SP as #1325
    Baldwin photo #12263
    12/27/1942

    SP 1327 1327

    VO1000
    c/n 64271, b/d 3/42

    - built for SP as #1327
    seen in Baldwin Replacement and Renewal Parts ads

    DS4-4-1000(SC)

    SP 1865
    photo by Jack Neville
    deadline at Taylor yard, LA.
    Nov/Dec 1969
    1865

    DS4-4-1000(SC)
    c/n 73935, b/d 9/48

    - built for SP as #1395

    S12

    - see Summary of Southern Pacific S12's, by Cliff West

    SP 1541 SP 1541 1541

    S12
    c/n 75916, b/d 9/1953

    - built for SP as #1541
    - renumbered 2148
    - parts from SP 2146 and 2148 were used
    to build California Western as #57
    SP 1541 SP 1541
    Baldwin photos - collection of Chuck Brewster

    SP 2121
    photo by Jack Neville
    deadline at Taylor yard, LA.
    Nov/Dec 1969
    2121

    S12
    c/n 75613, b/d 2/52

    - built for SP as T&NO 105
    - to Amador Central as #10

    SP 2124
    photo by Jack Neville
    deadline at Taylor yard, LA.
    Nov/Dec 1969
    2124

    S12
    c/n 75780, b/d 11/52

    - built for the SP as #1498
    - to the T&NO as #121, 1956
    - renumber as #2124, 1965
    - returned to the SP, 1969
    - to Ketchikan Pulp as #5321
    - reported at Pacific Northwest Chapter NRHS,
    not there as of 2010

  • see Koppel Bulk Terminals #76 for ex. SP 2128


    ex Southern Pacific 2131
    photo by: Jack Neville
    2131

    S12
    c/n 75779, b/d 11/1952

    - built for SP as #1497
    - to National Metals, 1973
    - operated as #513 until scrapped
    National Iron and Metals on Terminal Island
    Los Angeles Harbor, CA. - April 1977

    SP 2136
    photo by Jack Neville
    Alhambra Yard, LA.- Sept. 1970
    2136

    S12
    c/n 75785, b/d 12/52

    - built for SP as #1503
    SP 2136
    photo by: Cliff W. West
    Eugene, OR - 1973

    SP 2138
    photo by: Unknown
    - collection of Mark Laundry

    Eugene, OR
    2138

    S12
    c/n 75788, b/d 12/52

    - built for SP as #1506

    SP 2139
    photo by: Cliff W. West
    Eugene, OR - 1973
    2139

    S12
    c/n 75789, b/d 2/53

    - built for SP as #1507

    SP 2150 photo by: Steve Hoskins
    East Bank Jct. - 1969
    2150

    S12
    c/n 75918, b/d 9/53

    - built for SP as #1543
    - last in service as Kerr-McGee #844
    - now at the Orange Empire Railway Museum

    SP 2152 & 2151 2151

    S12
    c/n 75919, b/d 9/53

    - built for SP as #1544
    2152

    S12
    c/n 75920, b/d 9/53

    - built for SP as #1545
    - to Southwest Railway Const. Co. as # 4705
    photo by: Photo by Al Chione, collection of Ryan Kertis
    Mission, CA - June, 24 1968

  • see Metropolitan Stevedore #2 for ex. SP 2154

  • see Kerr-McGee #845 for ex. SP 2157



    The following S12s were found in 1972 at Alhambra Metals, Los Angeles.

    SP 2107, 2128 and 2132
    photo by Jack Neville
    2107 nee 1450 c/n 74974, b/d 2/51
    2128 nee 1494 c/n 75776, b/d 11/52
    2132 nee 1499 c/n 75781, b/d 11/52
    SP 2117
    photo by Jack Neville
    2117 nee 1460 c/n 75021, b/d 4/51
    SP 2133
    photo by Jack Neville
    2133 nee 1500 c/n 75782, b/d 12/52

    ex Southern Pacific units
    These two ex SP units had been fixed up for resale
    photo by: Jack Neville
    Alhambra Metals, Los Angeles, CA - January 1976

    DRS6-4-1500

    SP 5200 5200

    DRS6-4-1500
    c/n 73654, b/d 8/1948

    - built for SP as #5200
    Baldwin Photo - collection of Ken LeFevre

    DRS6-6-1500

    SP 5203 SP 5203 5203

    DRS6-6-1500
    c/n 74257, b/d 3/49

    - built for SP as #5203
    Baldwin photo - collection of Chuck Brewster


    SP 5208 5208

    DRS6-6-1500
    c/n 74262, b/d 5/49

    - built for SP as #5203
    - now at the California State Railroad Museum
    photo by Jack Neville
    deadline at Taylor yard, LA. taken Nov/Dec 1969

    DRS6-6-1500 B

    SP purchased the only DRS6-6-1500 B cabless booster Baldwin built

    SP 5226 & 5227
    Baldwin photo 13954-6
    5226

    DRS6-6-1500
    c/n 74691, b/d 1/50

    - built for SP as #5226
    5227

    DRS6-6-1500 B
    c/n 74692, b/d 1/50

    - built for SP as #5227
    -renumbered 5500 then 4901


    AS616

    SP 5238 5238

    AS616
    c/n 74915, b/d 9/1950

    - built for SP as #5238
    SP 5238
    Baldwin photos - collection of Chuck Brewster


  • see Oregon & Northwestern #2 for ex. SP 5239


    SP 5244 5244

    AS616
    c/n 75091, b/d 3/1951

    - built for SP as #5244
    SP 5244
    Baldwin photos - collection of Chuck Brewster


  • see Sierra Railroad for the short hood of ex. SP 5247

  • see Trona #53 for ex. SP 5249


    50535-2


    5250 - 5252

    - note on photo says: "S.O. 50535",
    taken to mean Sales Order 50535 which would be SP #5250 to 5252
    50535-3 50535-2
    Baldwin photos - collection of Chuck Brewster


    SP 5251 5251

    AS616
    c/n 75227, b/d 10/1951

    - built for SP as #5251
    - to Kaiser Bauxite Jamaica as #105
    SP 5251
    Baldwin photos - collection of Chuck Brewster


  • see Oregon & Northwestern #4 for ex. SP 5253

  • see Roscoe Snyder & Pacific #400 for ex. SP 5257


    SP 5270
    photo by: R. Platt
    - collection of Mark Laundry

    Taylor Yard, LA - Oct. 1963
    5270

    AS616
    c/n 75466, b/d 2/1952

    - built for SP as #5270
    SP 5270 Baldwin Bulletin #2005 - 1953
    - BDZ collection



    SP 5272
    photo by Jack Neville
    North Hollywood 1960's
    5272

    AS616
    c/n 75468, b/d 3/1952

    - built for SP as #5272
    - to Rayonier as #70, 1967
    "Back in the early 60's SP was looking for a less costly alternative to the Black Widow paint scheme. The came up with a very austere black and orange scheme which they tried out on the various types of power. Fans referred to it as "The Pumpkin". Here it is on the 5272 assigned to the Van Nuys local, switching the North Hollywood yard at Lankershim Boulevard. When fresh it actually did not look to bad on a switcher. However, when they applied the orange in an inverted wing design to an F, E and PA unit it proved really hideous!" - Jack Neville


  • see Rayonier #45 for ex. SP 5273

  • see Oregon & Northwestern #3 for ex. SP 5274


    SP 5275 5275

    AS616
    c/n 75471, b/d 5/1952

    - built for SP as #5275
    - to Rayonier as #90
    Baldwin photos - collection of Chuck Brewster


    AS616 B

    SP purchased five AS616 B cabless boosters, #5501-5505, renumbered #4901-4905

    SP 5504 5504

    AS616
    c/n 75230, b/d 10/1951

    - built for SP as #5504
    - renumbered as 4904
    SP 5504
    Baldwin photos - collection of Chuck Brewster



    - main data source for this page: "Southern Pacific Historic Diesels, Vol. 11, Baldwin Switchers & Roadswitchers" bibliography [27]

    The copyrights for all photos are assumed to rest with the photographers.


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