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Owner: Southern Pacific
Model:Rebuilt EMD SD45RBuilt As:SP 8873 (SD45)
Serial Number:32787Order No:7954
Frame Number:7954-29Built:0/1967
Notes:blt 3/67 as SP 8873
Other locos with this serial:  SP 7441(SD45R)
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Espee AVHOK
Title:  Espee AVHOK
Description:  An amply-powered Espee Avondale-Houston train AVHOK had just passed the Morgan City train order office and was ascending the east approach to the bridge over Berwick Bay at the 1st Street underpass. The train was usually the AVHOM, but the 'K' suffix was used when the train was handling hazardous material. The consist included six DuPont 29700-series 8-axle tank cars and Celanese 6-axle tank car 10417, but these were all empties. The train had SD45R's 7441, 7434, 7411, 7403 and 7400, SD40R 7369 and B30-7 7865 with 158 cars and caboose 4737 (9,252 tons and 8,922 feet).

Because the Espee's traffic into New Orleans usually exceeded the westbound, AVHOM/AVHOK was frequently used to move excess locomotives back to Houston. The three middle units probably came from the Southern Railway on their run-through train 193. The raiting of an SD45 was 15,160 tons between Avondale Yard and Echo, Texas. At one time, a siding ran along the base of the embankment and through the area in the foreground to serve the waterfront along Berwick Bay.
Photo Date:  5/21/1984  Upload Date: 2/17/2010 12:30:09 PM
Location:  Morgan City, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  775   Comments: 1
SP 7411
Title:  SP 7411
Description:  Santa Fe's hot 991 train is held at Caliente for a set of SP light helpers descending to Bakersfield. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  4/1/1986  Upload Date: 3/6/2010 8:54:01 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Mike Woodruff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7441(SD45R) ATSF 3844(GP50) ATSF 3847(GP50)
Views:  736   Comments: 2
SP 7441
Title:  SP 7441
Description:  Leading the southbound Coast Starlight at Lenzen Street.
Photo Date:  5/1/1986  Upload Date: 11/17/2013 6:07:03 PM
Location:  San Jose, CA
Author:  Rob Jacox
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
SP 7441
Title:  SP 7441
Description:  Eastbound SP tonnage on the Cascade sub descends the 1.6% grade and crosses a continual slide area on a fill which has had to be replaced several times over the years. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/15/1986  Upload Date: 1/5/2007 10:29:20 AM
Location:  Fields, OR
Author:  Mike Woodruff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  763   Comments: 3
SP 7441
Title:  SP 7441
Description:  A battered and beaten SD45 is westbound out of Ogden. Ahead lies the causeway over the Great Salt Lake
Photo Date:  3/25/1990  Upload Date: 7/22/2016 5:40:17 PM
Location:  Ogden, UT
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  161   Comments: 1
SP 7445
Title:  SP 7445
Description:  SP 7445, north along the Sprague River
Photo Date:  3/15/1991  Upload Date: 6/28/2014 11:07:30 PM
Location:  Dunsmuir, CA
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SP 7445(SD45R) SP 6855(SD45T-2R) SP 8534(SD40T-2) SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  397   Comments: 0
SP 7445
Title:  SP 7445
Description:  SP 7445 leads a quartet north along the Sprague River
Photo Date:  3/15/1991  Upload Date: 6/28/2014 11:08:57 PM
Location:  Dunsmuir, CA
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SP 7445(SD45R) SP 6855(SD45T-2R) SP 8534(SD40T-2) SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
EMDX 3127
Title:  EMDX 3127
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1994  Upload Date: 10/11/2017 1:15:08 AM
Location:  Cascade Summit, OR
Author:  Michael Cameron
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 3127(SD45) SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
SP 7441
Title:  SP 7441
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/27/2000  Upload Date: 11/19/2005 9:49:33 AM
Location:  Indio, CA
Author:  Nathan D Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
SP 7441
Title:  SP 7441
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/27/2000  Upload Date: 11/19/2005 9:49:57 AM
Location:  Indio, CA
Author:  Nathan D Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
SP 7441
Title:  SP 7441
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/30/2000  Upload Date: 1/23/2009 7:36:55 PM
Location:  Indio, CA
Author:  Tom Fassett
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7441(SD45R)
Views:  307   Comments: 0


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