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By:Rick Morgan
Dates:1/1/1974 - 12/31/2007
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MPI RS2 150
Title:  MPI RS2 150
Description:  Metal Processors Inc 150, a former Birmingham Southern RS2, in the company's scrap yard.
Photo Date:  1/19/1972  Upload Date: 6/30/2012 1:43:32 PM
Location:  Anthony, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  METAL 150(RS2)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
U23C Local on the Santa Fe
Title:  U23C Local on the Santa Fe
Description:  During the early '70s the Santa Fe used a lot of 2300 and 2400 HP six-axle units on its El Paso line, with U23Cs, SD39s and SD24s predominating. Here U23C 7502 shoves two gons of scrap just north of El Paso, near Anthony.
Photo Date:  11/11/1972  Upload Date: 10/28/2008 8:59:11 PM
Location:  Anthony, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  ATSF 7502(U23C)
Views:  1925   Comments: 4
SP H-12-44 3271
Title:  SP H-12-44 3271
Description:  SP 2371 sits at El Paso TX in 1972
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 8:45:35 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 2371(H-12-44)
Views:  512   Comments: 0
FMs Late in Life
Title:  FMs Late in Life
Description:  A lovely trio of SP FMs sit at the road's Cotton Street Yard in El Paso late in their lives.
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 10/19/2010 8:41:48 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 2386(H-12-44) SP 2371(H-12-44) SP 2391(H-12-44)
Views:  684   Comments: 1
SP GP9 at El Paso
Title:  SP GP9 at El Paso
Description:  SP GP9, of TNO ancestry, idles in a line of power at El Paso in 1972
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 7/8/2012 4:49:51 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 3662(GP9)
Views:  660   Comments: 2
Scrap yard office
Title:  Scrap yard office
Description:  A combination car sits in a scrap yard near Anthony Texas in November 1972. My notes say this is the former ATSF 2320 although I can't confirm that.
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 5/11/2008 10:26:38 AM
Location:  Anthony, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  392   Comments: 0
SP Engine facility, Cotton St Yards 1972
Title:  SP Engine facility, Cotton St Yards 1972
Description:  SP and Rock Island units mingle at the engine facility located at the Cotton Street Yards in 1972.
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 1/10/2009 10:32:11 AM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CRIP 197(U33B) SP 8915(SD45)
Views:  1038   Comments: 1
El Paso Big Hook
Title:  El Paso Big Hook
Description:  SP steam hook SPMW 7140 with attendent car 7141, at El Paso in 1972
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 2/13/2009 10:17:38 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  805   Comments: 1
ATSF Depot, Anthony TX
Title:  ATSF Depot, Anthony TX
Description:  You don't see many cute little stations like this any more. This is on the Santa Fe's El Paso line just below the New Mexico border.
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 2/13/2009 10:18:05 PM
Location:  Anthony, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  327   Comments: 0
ASARCO GE 70T
Title:  ASARCO GE 70T
Description:  Asarco Mexicana GE 70T 1956 is a former SP unit (5114), that went to National Metals before being repainted in this vermillion scheme and sent south. For whatever reason the unit was refused by the smelting outfit and it remained at SP's El Paso yard for a short stay until being sold to the M&ET, where it joined that road's stable of like locomotives as their 606.
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 3:03:04 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ASMX 1956(70Tonner)
Views:  576   Comments: 0
SP GP9E 3333
Title:  SP GP9E 3333
Description:  SP GP9E 3333 suns itself at El Paso in November 1972. It's the former SP 3555, originally TNO 433.
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 9/20/2009 4:03:12 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 3333(GP9R)
Views:  552   Comments: 1
SP engine facility
Title:  SP engine facility
Description:  Southern Pacific's engine facility at its Cotton Street yard is full of power on this November day in 1972.
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 1/25/2008 8:29:17 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SP 2263(SW1200)
Views:  746   Comments: 0
Almost to the yard
Title:  Almost to the yard
Description:  An MP train comes off the T&P and prepares to enter the yard in El Paso. There are six units today; four SD40s and a pair of GP7s.
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 2/10/2008 4:16:19 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MP 753(SD40)
Views:  660   Comments: 0
SP Fairbanks Morse switcher
Title:  SP Fairbanks Morse switcher
Description:  SP FM H-12-44 2391 sits in El Paso in November 1972 while awaiting its next shift. 2391 was built as SP 1593 in 1957, during FM's last year of domestic production.
Photo Date:  11/19/1972  Upload Date: 3/23/2008 10:23:15 AM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SP 2391(H-12-44)
Views:  2002   Comments: 0
MP GP7 317
Title:  MP GP7 317
Description:  Rear three/quarter shot of MP GP7 317 at El Paso. Built as a dual-service unit with steam generator.
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 10/4/2013 6:46:55 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MP 317(GP7)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
MoPac power
Title:  MoPac power
Description:  MP SD40 759 and GP7 317 sit at the El Paso fuel racks in March 1973.
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 1/30/2008 9:13:27 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MP 759(SD40)
Views:  793   Comments: 1
SP U33C 8741
Title:  SP U33C 8741
Description:  Southern Pacific U33C 8741 at El Paso in 1973.
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 6/27/2011 10:45:11 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 8741(U33C)
Views:  401   Comments: 1
Rock Island GP40 383
Title:  Rock Island GP40 383
Description:  Rock Island GP40 383 has just helped bring a train in off the Golden State line from Tucumcari. The power set will soon uncouple and head for the engine facility.
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 1/15/2011 9:11:06 AM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 383(GP40)
Views:  1403   Comments: 3
GP9 as switcher
Title:  GP9 as switcher
Description:  Santa Fe GP9 2923 works as a switcher in the road's El Paso yard in March 1973. It was rebuilt into GP9M 2266 in 1978-79.
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 5/1/2008 10:00:06 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 2923(GP9)
Views:  1601   Comments: 2
SSW SD45T-2 9162
Title:  SSW SD45T-2 9162
Description:  Cotton Belt SD45T-2 9162 at El Paso; and not even a year old
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 9/2/2012 2:18:32 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SSW 9162(SD45T-2)
Views:  309   Comments: 1
Rock Island U-25B 208
Title:  Rock Island U-25B 208
Description:  Rock Island U25B 208 is the last of four RI units (the other three being GP40s, 383, 377, 4702) in a train off the Tucumcari line at El Paso on 3 March 1973. While it was not unheard of for them to continue west towards Tucson, without dynamic brakes they were not terribly popular with most crew.
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 6/18/2009 9:30:13 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 208(U25B)
Views:  931   Comments: 1
SP H12-44 2384
Title:  SP H12-44 2384
Description:  SP Fairbanks-Morse H12-44 2384 in El Paso in the last few years of its life.
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 9/20/2009 9:29:44 AM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 2384(H-12-44)
Views:  414   Comments: 2
SP SD45 8941
Title:  SP SD45 8941
Description:  Back when SD45s dominated the ESPEE- 8941 at El Paso
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 9/1/2012 9:24:18 AM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 8941(SD45)
Views:  425   Comments: 0
SP WB
Title:  SP WB
Description:  A westbound SP train out of Cotton Yard passes the El Paso depot while a string of Rock Island power sits on an adjacent track. GP35 6596 leads U33Cs 8693 and 8721, SD45 8996 and GP35 6572.
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 4:51:01 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 6596(GP35)
Views:  620   Comments: 0
Santa Fe roundhouse
Title:  Santa Fe roundhouse
Description:  The Santa Fe had this small 3-stall stone roundhouse at El Paso in 1973
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 1/26/2008 8:17:22 AM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  444   Comments: 2
Buzzsaw
Title:  Buzzsaw
Description:  MP herald with TP sublettering on GP9 397
Photo Date:  3/24/1973  Upload Date: 2/10/2008 4:18:13 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TP 397(GP9)
Views:  614   Comments: 0
Alamogordo Local
Title:  Alamogordo Local
Description:  SP's Alamogordo NM local heads north out of El Paso with two cars and caboose 1046 in tow. The Pennsy boxcar is bound for Holloman AFB and the flat for an implement dealer in Alamogordo. Power is a Rock Island GP40
Photo Date:  4/15/1973  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 6:12:43 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  1174   Comments: 6
UP E9A 904
Title:  UP E9A 904
Description:  UP E9A 904 is leading the eastbound Amtrak Sunset Limited at El Paso in May 1973. It was actually sold to the passenger carrier in February 1972 and would become AMT 411.
Photo Date:  5/16/1973  Upload Date: 11/13/2011 8:32:49 AM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 904(E9A)
Views:  811   Comments: 0
AMTK E9A 424
Title:  AMTK E9A 424
Description:  Amtrak E9A 424 is shown in El Paso while working the Sunset Limited. It's the ex UP 947. The train's power was UP E9A 904, E9B 956, AMTK 424 and SP FP7 6455; the last of which came off at El Paso.
Photo Date:  5/16/1973  Upload Date: 10/19/2010 8:53:25 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 424(E9A)
Views:  512   Comments: 1
Single digit U-Boat
Title:  Single digit U-Boat
Description:  MP U30C number 7 is the trailing unit on a WB freight entering El Paso in May 1973 behind a quartet of SD40s (704, 744, 729, 705). It was the first unit of MP's second order for U30Cs and delivered as MP 966 in 1969. Like the rest of the class it number continued to change, becoming MP 3306 and MP 2971 before retirement in 1984.
Photo Date:  5/26/1973  Upload Date: 10/1/2013 4:05:30 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MP 7(U30C)
Views:  864   Comments: 0
MP GP7 335
Title:  MP GP7 335
Description:  MP 335, a 'phase IV" GP7 with GP9 characteristics, dragging a transfer to the SP in El Paso in May 1973. Built for passenger duty as StLBM 4324, MP later removed the steam generator and chopped the nose using an EMD pattern.
Photo Date:  5/26/1973  Upload Date: 10/1/2013 4:06:22 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MP 335(GP7)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
MP at El Paso
Title:  MP at El Paso
Description:  MP SD40 704 leads a train through El Paso toward the road's yard in May 1973. Four SD40s are followed by a single U30C.
Photo Date:  5/26/1973  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 6:03:46 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MP 704(SD40)
Views:  619   Comments: 1
Rock Island GP35 325
Title:  Rock Island GP35 325
Description:  Rock Island GP35 325 sitting in the SP's Cotton St Yard in El Paso.
Photo Date:  5/26/1973  Upload Date: 1/15/2011 9:11:34 AM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 325(GP35)
Views:  1860   Comments: 3
CRIP U28B in the Fuel Racks
Title:  CRIP U28B in the Fuel Racks
Description:  Rock Island U28B 252 sits in the SP fuel racks at El Paso in May 1973.
Photo Date:  5/26/1973  Upload Date: 1/15/2011 3:19:24 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 252(U28B)
Views:  373   Comments: 1
RI U28B 250
Title:  RI U28B 250
Description:  During the 1970s Rock Island power frequently operated on the SP's "Golden State Route" into El Paso, Texas. Their use further west, while not unheard of, was not particularly popular with crews due to their lack of dynamic brakes. U28B 250 sits in El Paso in May 1973 with four other U-boat sisters. Note the maroon battery door on the cherry red unit.
Photo Date:  5/26/1973  Upload Date: 4/29/2008 7:29:44 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 250(U28B)
Views:  914   Comments: 1
Rock Island 252
Title:  Rock Island 252
Description:  RI U28B 252 sits as the second unit among five U-Boats in SP's Cotton Street Yards in El Paso Texas. It shows the bug-eye lights fitted to a number of the road's GEs as well as a heavily weathered maroon and yellow paint scheme.
Photo Date:  5/26/1973  Upload Date: 4/29/2008 7:29:30 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 252(U28B)
Views:  657   Comments: 1
Rock Island U25B 202
Title:  Rock Island U25B 202
Description:  Rock Island U25B 202 was just ten years old when this picture was taken on the SP at El Paso in 1973, but it looks like its seen a lot of miles and some spot maintenance along the way; witness the faded hood with single red replacement panal, original number application on the battery box, freshly painted cab area and nose and oil stains by the exhaust.
Photo Date:  5/26/1973  Upload Date: 5/28/2009 9:38:04 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 202(U25B)
Views:  1057   Comments: 1
SP eastbound at Alfalfa yards
Title:  SP eastbound at Alfalfa yards
Description:  An SP eastbound stands out of the El Paso Alfalfa yard with five units behind a Cotton Belt SD45
Photo Date:  5/26/1973  Upload Date: 1/24/2008 7:52:57 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SSW 8974(SD45)
Views:  614   Comments: 0
MP GP7 327
Title:  MP GP7 327
Description:  MP GP7 327 idles at the road's yard in El Paso TX in June 1973. Delivered as MP 4316 in 1954, retired in 1981. It's one of the MP's unique "phase IV" GP7s which had GP9 characteristics.
Photo Date:  6/11/1973  Upload Date: 10/1/2013 4:05:46 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MP 327(GP7)
Views:  325   Comments: 0
MP GP7 327
Title:  MP GP7 327
Description:  Rear 3/4 shot of MP GP7 327 at El Paso in 1973.
Photo Date:  6/11/1973  Upload Date: 10/1/2013 4:05:58 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MP 327(GP7)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
Ol' No. Six
Title:  Ol' No. Six
Description:  Metal Processors Inc (MPI) Whitcomb 80 tonner number 6 sits in the company's scrap yard awaiting its date with the torches. Its duties had already been taken by and Alco RS1 and RS2. The unit was formerly Navy 65-00371, built 6/45.
Photo Date:  7/26/1973  Upload Date: 12/18/2009 5:14:00 PM
Location:  Anthony, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METAL 6(80-DE-21)
Views:  376   Comments: 0
Metal Processors RS2 150
Title:  Metal Processors RS2 150
Description:  RS2 150 is shown with Metal Processors Inc of Anthony TX; a large metal scrapping outfit located on the TX/NM border just north of El Paso. The company used whatever worked for power; in July 1973 it was ex Birmingham Southern RS2 150; at other times they could be found operating a Whitcomb 80T or RS1.
Photo Date:  7/26/1973  Upload Date: 8/22/2008 9:31:09 PM
Location:  Anthony, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METAL 150(RS2)
Views:  447   Comments: 0
SP SW1500 2504
Title:  SP SW1500 2504
Description:  SP SW1500 2504 working the Sunset Limited at El Paso Union Station
Photo Date:  7/28/1973  Upload Date: 6/27/2011 10:44:09 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 2504(SW1500)
Views:  323   Comments: 0
SP Business Car 99
Title:  SP Business Car 99
Description:  SP Business car 99 sits by El Paso Union Station in Dec. 1973
Photo Date:  12/15/1973  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 6:41:00 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  1851   Comments: 0
El Paso Union Station: 1973
Title:  El Paso Union Station: 1973
Description:  The depot in El Paso is shown in Dec 1973.
Photo Date:  12/15/1973  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 6:41:11 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  318   Comments: 0
U Boat sighting in El Paso
Title:  U Boat sighting in El Paso
Description:  Rock Island U33B 199 sits in the SP terminal at El Paso TX in December 1973
Photo Date:  12/31/1973  Upload Date: 4/28/2011 9:27:35 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 199(U33B)
Views:  1016   Comments: 3
Working the Junk Yard
Title:  Working the Junk Yard
Description:  ATSF SD39 4008 works the MPI scrap yard at Anthony TX in December 1973. This was located at the TX/NM border, just north of El Paso.
Photo Date:  12/31/1973  Upload Date: 10/28/2008 8:59:03 PM
Location:  Anthony, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 4008(SD39)
Views:  930   Comments: 3
MP Yard at El Paso
Title:  MP Yard at El Paso
Description:  MP GP7 161 sits between switching jobs at the small El Paso yard. It was originally a passenger geep for subsidiary IGN.
Photo Date:  12/31/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 10:02:11 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MP 161(GP7)
Views:  421   Comments: 0
SP SD7 1425
Title:  SP SD7 1425
Description:  SP SD7 1425 on the last day of 1973; this was the third of four numbers it wore while with the SP
Photo Date:  12/31/1973  Upload Date: 9/16/2012 10:06:15 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 1425(SD7)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
Power by Fairbanks-Morse
Title:  Power by Fairbanks-Morse
Description:  SP H-12-44 2391 works cars in El Paso TX in December 1973. This is a late-bodied H-12-44 with the short battery boxes; SP's also featured the road's standard light package. Although long common in El Paso, there were being replaced by new SW1500s at this time.
Photo Date:  12/31/1973  Upload Date: 7/17/2013 9:14:55 PM
Location:  El Paso, TX
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 2391(H-12-44)
Views:  160   Comments: 0


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