Power hungry Southern Pacific starting in the mid-1980s leased many locomotives from various leasing companies including EMD. Third out in the consist is EMDX 740, an ex Conrail GP38-2. It has it’s work cut out along three CC units as the train defies gravity.
Ex Milwaukee SD40-2, EMDX 6345 is featured here on another train of valley crude oil:
The tank cars are by Athearn as is the power and caboose. All locomotives have Soundtraxx Tsunami decoders and Current Keepers.
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