About The Southern Pacific Railroad

(In Memory of my GrandPa C.F. Gillaspy-Southern Pacific T&NO  1919 to 1951)

 

 

 

SP Sugarbeet Trains

From 1942 to 1949 SP constructed 1,615 bottom dump composite gondolas in the SP LA.,CA. Shops.The idea for the higher wood side extensions that you see in the photos were added in the 1950's! 

 

 

SP Sugarbeet Train Cuesta,CA.  Eastbound 1987 #1

Coastline Horseshoe curve on the west side of the pass

                                                                                              

 

SP Sugarbeet Train Cuesta,CA.  Eastbound 1987 #2

Coastline Horseshoe curve on the west side of the pass,notice the mid-helpers in photo

 

The tail end of SP Sugarbeet Train at Chatsworth,CA. 1988

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