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Owner: Southern Pacific
Model:EMD GP35Built As:SP 7454 (GP35)
Serial Number:28881Order No:7695
Frame Number:7695-47Built:2/1964
Notes:02/1964, 7695-47, xSP 7454
Other locos with this serial:  SP 6566(GP35)
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Alexandria Branch
Title:  Alexandria Branch
Description:  This was a view facing south along the Southern Pacific's ALEXANDRIA BRANCH at Opelousas, Louisiana. The cars on the left were on the Union Pacific interchange, and the crossing with the UP’s main line from southeast Louisiana to southeast Texas was just past those tank cars parked on the SP main line straight ahead. SP GP35 6566 was switching the Lou-Ana Foods vegetable oil processing plant, which was on both sides of the SP track. The ALEXANDRIA BRANCH between here and Alexandria – which included trackage rights over the T&P/MP/UP between Cheneyville and Alexandria – was abandoned in 1984, while the line between here and Lafayette was abandoned in 1993; but the Acadiana Railway owns some former SP track in here in Opelousas.
Photo Date:  4/11/1990  Upload Date: 7/2/2007 9:00:37 AM
Location:  Opelousas, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SP 6566(GP35)
Views:  615   Comments: 1
Alexandria Branch
Title:  Alexandria Branch
Description:  Southern Pacific GP35 6566 - still wearing SPSF colors - was switching the Lou-Ana Foods vegetable oil processing plant in Opelousas, Louisiana. This train had originated in Lafayette, which was just 20 miles south of here via the railroad's ALEXANDRIA BRANCH; but because of a partially-collapsed trestle on that line, it had to make a 61-mile detour. It headed west from Lafayette over the SUNSET ROUTE 19 miles to Crowley, then north on the Union Pacific's CROWLEY SUBDIVISION 22 miles to Eunice, and then east over the UP's BEAUMONT SUBDIVISION main line 20 miles. Espee officially abandoned its line between Lafayette and Opelousas three years after this photo was taken.
Photo Date:  4/11/1990  Upload Date: 7/1/2007 4:49:08 PM
Location:  Opelousas, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 6566(GP35)
Views:  727   Comments: 1
SP 6566
Title:  SP 6566
Description:  SP 6566, in a thankfully short lived scheme
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 6:49:34 PM
Location:  Vaughn, NM
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SP 6566(GP35) CR 6338(SD40)
Views:  105   Comments: 0


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