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Owner: Rio Valley Switching Company
Model:Rebuilt EMD GP16Built As:SAL 1962 (GP9)
Serial Number:22633Order No:5499
Frame Number:5499-9Built:10/1956
Other locos with this serial:  CSX 1729(GP16) RVSC 1729(GP16) CSX 4629(GP16) SCL 1036(GP9)
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Mission TX
Title:  Mission TX
Description:  Switching Halliburton Spur
Photo Date:  10/10/1997  Upload Date: 12/31/2017 4:26:10 PM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
McAllen TX
Title:  McAllen TX
Description:  RVSC switching on the former SP
Photo Date:  12/16/1998  Upload Date: 12/31/2017 2:05:52 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
RVSC 1729
Title:  RVSC 1729
Description:  Ebony Ave
Photo Date:  12/16/1998  Upload Date: 12/31/2017 2:07:04 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
RVSC 1729
Title:  RVSC 1729
Description:  Heading north along Bicentennial Blvd
Photo Date:  12/16/1998  Upload Date: 12/31/2017 2:07:11 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Edinburg TX
Title:  Edinburg TX
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/16/1998  Upload Date: 12/31/2017 2:07:15 AM
Location:  Edinburg, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
Edinburg TX
Title:  Edinburg TX
Description:  Schunior St
Photo Date:  12/16/1998  Upload Date: 12/31/2017 2:07:19 AM
Location:  Edinburg, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
RVSC Mission Flyer
Title:  RVSC Mission Flyer
Description:  About to cross Perkins Rd
Photo Date:  1/12/1999  Upload Date: 11/12/2017 10:48:58 PM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  233   Comments: 3
RVSC Mission Flyer
Title:  RVSC Mission Flyer
Description:  Arriving at the McAllen Trade Zone
Photo Date:  3/11/1999  Upload Date: 11/19/2017 5:39:32 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  130   Comments: 2
RVSC McAllen Trade Zone
Title:  RVSC McAllen Trade Zone
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/11/1999  Upload Date: 11/19/2017 5:39:55 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  127   Comments: 3
All decorated for X-mas
Title:  All decorated for X-mas
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/11/1999  Upload Date: 8/24/2019 2:43:26 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  70   Comments: 1
Santa's Locomotive
Title:  Santa's Locomotive
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/11/1999  Upload Date: 8/24/2019 2:43:28 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  76   Comments: 1
Santa's Locomotive
Title:  Santa's Locomotive
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/11/1999  Upload Date: 8/24/2019 2:43:30 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  70   Comments: 1
Going north
Title:  Going north
Description:  The RVSC Hauler is going to use the northern limits of the Harlingen yard to triple over to fit 150+ cars into 3 different yard tracks. Border Patrol mistook this move as a northward train and began calling for it to stop for inspection.
Photo Date:  6/30/2001  Upload Date: 11/13/2011 2:09:58 AM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  512   Comments: 0
RVSC 1729
Title:  RVSC 1729
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/1/2001  Upload Date: 8/19/2011 6:47:24 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Harlingen TX
Title:  Harlingen TX
Description:  Waiting at Kipfer spur for entry of UP Harlingen Yard
Photo Date:  12/14/2001  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 10:48:29 PM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  183   Comments: 1
RVSC Harlingen Hauler
Title:  RVSC Harlingen Hauler
Description:  Waiting at Kipfer spur for entry of UP Harlingen Yard
Photo Date:  12/14/2001  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 10:48:43 PM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  189   Comments: 1
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description:  A very heavy hauler taking it easy on UP owned tracks
Photo Date:  5/16/2002  Upload Date: 3/27/2020 10:21:51 PM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  31   Comments: 2
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/16/2002  Upload Date: 3/27/2020 10:22:01 PM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  34   Comments: 4
Smoking out of town
Title:  Smoking out of town
Description:  Former SCL gp16's and former KCS geeps power the the hauler along the one mile lead retained by UP
Photo Date:  5/16/2002  Upload Date: 3/27/2020 10:22:30 PM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  32   Comments: 2
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/16/2002  Upload Date: 3/27/2020 10:26:22 PM
Location:  La Feria, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  6   Comments: 0
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description:  Heavy train with 5 units
Photo Date:  5/23/2002  Upload Date: 1/19/2020 4:16:11 PM
Location:  Weslaco, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description:  Heavy train with 5 units
Photo Date:  5/23/2002  Upload Date: 1/19/2020 4:16:15 PM
Location:  Weslaco, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  32   Comments: 2
Fuel Time
Title:  Fuel Time
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/22/2011 1:04:28 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
Kipfer
Title:  Kipfer
Description:  Remains of spur in foreground
Photo Date:  6/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/22/2011 1:04:30 AM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  354   Comments: 0
RVSC Harlingen Hauler
Title:  RVSC Harlingen Hauler
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/21/2002  Upload Date: 10/6/2019 6:06:25 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  42   Comments: 1
RVSC Harlingen Hauler
Title:  RVSC Harlingen Hauler
Description:  Note the first loaded lumber car for McCoy's lumber in Harlingen
Photo Date:  6/21/2002  Upload Date: 10/6/2019 6:06:27 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  48   Comments: 1
RVSC Mission Flyer
Title:  RVSC Mission Flyer
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/28/2002  Upload Date: 10/7/2019 11:52:21 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  36   Comments: 1
RVSC Mission Flyer
Title:  RVSC Mission Flyer
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/28/2002  Upload Date: 10/7/2019 11:52:25 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  18   Comments: 0
RVSC 1749
Title:  RVSC 1749
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/20/2011 7:17:23 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
RVSC 1729
Title:  RVSC 1729
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/20/2011 7:17:26 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  331   Comments: 0
UP Harlingen Yard
Title:  UP Harlingen Yard
Description:  1705 was missing rear numberboard for awhile
Photo Date:  9/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/21/2011 4:35:34 PM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
Harlingen Yard
Title:  Harlingen Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/21/2011 4:35:36 PM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
RVSC with a 6 axle
Title:  RVSC with a 6 axle
Description:  Borrowed unit leads a RVSC freight. I only wished that I had more time to follow it.
Photo Date:  9/21/2002  Upload Date: 8/21/2011 4:35:33 PM
Location:  Donna, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  UP 4324(SD70M) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  365   Comments: 0
McAllen Hauler
Title:  McAllen Hauler
Description:  UP 4324 leads a RVSC freight at Weslaco. Very rare event for a 6 axle unit on a former Mo-Pac branch.
Photo Date:  9/21/2002  Upload Date: 8/21/2011 4:35:30 PM
Location:  Weslaco, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  UP 4324(SD70M) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
RVSC McAllen Yard
Title:  RVSC McAllen Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/8/2002  Upload Date: 11/5/2017 2:12:10 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  106   Comments: 1
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/8/2003  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 5:46:39 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  152   Comments: 2
At Kipfer
Title:  At Kipfer
Description:  Awaiting the call to enter UP Harlingen yard
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:00:06 AM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  319   Comments: 0
KRR 901 enroute to RVSC
Title:  KRR 901 enroute to RVSC
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:04:04 AM
Location:  La Feria, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7) KRR 901(GP9)
Views:  281   Comments: 0
Switching La Feria Team
Title:  Switching La Feria Team
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:04:22 AM
Location:  La Feria, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
RVSC 1729
Title:  RVSC 1729
Description:  While switching the west end of McAllen yard; it clobbered a big truck that failed to yield to the train at 29th st. The unit was set out on the salvage spur until repais to the steps and ditchlight could be repaired. As of 2015 this unit has been reported to be assigned to the Santa Teresa Industrial RR.
Photo Date:  7/26/2003  Upload Date: 4/16/2015 7:58:38 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
RVSC 1729
Title:  RVSC 1729
Description:  While switching the west end of McAllen yard; it clobbered a big truck that failed to yield to the train at 29th st. The unit was set out on the salvage spur until repais to the steps and ditchlight could be repaired. As of 2015 this unit has been reported to be assigned to the Santa Teresa Industrial RR.
Photo Date:  7/26/2003  Upload Date: 4/16/2015 7:58:55 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
RVSC 1729
Title:  RVSC 1729
Description:  While switching the west end of McAllen yard; it clobbered a big truck that failed to yield to the train at 29th st. The unit was set out on the salvage spur until repais to the steps and ditchlight could be repaired. As of 2015 this unit has been reported to be assigned to the Santa Teresa Industrial RR.
Photo Date:  7/26/2003  Upload Date: 4/16/2015 7:59:10 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
Service track
Title:  Service track
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/30/2003  Upload Date: 5/12/2013 9:48:11 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  48   Comments: 0
Service track
Title:  Service track
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/30/2003  Upload Date: 5/12/2013 9:48:22 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
RVSC 1729
Title:  RVSC 1729
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/30/2003  Upload Date: 5/12/2013 9:51:51 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
Repair Line
Title:  Repair Line
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/30/2003  Upload Date: 4/16/2013 6:05:32 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  69   Comments: 1
RVSC Yard
Title:  RVSC Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/30/2003  Upload Date: 4/16/2013 6:06:02 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Night
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
RVSC Yard
Title:  RVSC Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/30/2003  Upload Date: 4/16/2013 6:06:05 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Night
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
RVSC Yard
Title:  RVSC Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/30/2003  Upload Date: 4/16/2013 6:06:08 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Night
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  51   Comments: 0
RVSC Yard
Title:  RVSC Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/30/2003  Upload Date: 4/16/2013 6:06:14 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Night
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  72   Comments: 0


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