Monday, September 9, 2013

San Francisco - 3

Hi, This blog is devoted to SP operations on the Peninsula, as it is known, south of San Francisco. I have arranged the images in somewhat of a chronological order.

First up a is an FM H-24-66 "Trainmaster" leading 3 Harriman coaches past the tower at the entrance to the now gone 3rd and Townsend terminal.  The terminal was moved to 4th and Townsend a number of years ago.  At the time these photos were taken, in the early 70s, only commuter trains used the station.

After the passengers left the train a terminal switcher pulled the coaches to the coach yard for servicing and the road engine backed out and headed for the engine servicing area.

Geeps also were used on commuter trains at this time although their power was insufficient to handle the longer trains.

Here are a couple of rush out trains further south on the peninsula and

and an off peak train.

These Alcos, an RS-32 and an S-4, were photographed at the former Bayshore Yard just south of the San Francisco city line in February 1974.

I believe the final group of photos was taken one afternoon in the late 1970s.  The Trainmasters were replaced in 1974 by 10 SDP45s originally purchased for long distance passenger service and made available when Amtrak no longer needed them, and 3 GP40P-2s purchased in 1974.  All of the photos were taken in Brisbane, CA north of the Brisbane Lagoon and then

along side it.

One of the GP40P-2s was painted for the Bicentennial.

Thanks for looking.

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