Owner: Southern
Model:EMD GP9Built As:CG 160 (GP9)
Serial Number:22007Order No:5465
Frame Number:5465-1Built:11/1956
Notes:ex-CofG 160
Other locos with this serial:  SOU 6258(GP9) CG 160(GP9)
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Southern GP9 6258
Title:  Southern GP9 6258
Description:  Southern Railway GP9 6258 leads an eastbound transfer run over BACK BELT at the Canal Boulevard underpass. The train is on its way from the KCS interchange in Metairie to the Southern's Oliver Yard. The 6258 was built in November 1956 as Central of Georgia 160. The Southern acquired the CofG in 1963, but the unit retained its original number until the Southern renumbered all of its GP9's into a common number series in 1972. When photographed here, the 6258 was finishing out its career in yard and transfer service. It was retired the next year and sold for scrap. The bridge here was one of about two dozen grade separations built as a part of the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Project in the early 1950's.
Photo Date:  3/25/1981  Upload Date: 4/27/2009 11:03:05 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 6258(GP9)
Views:  867   Comments: 1
SOU 6268
Title:  SOU 6268
Description:  When this photo was taken, the Southern normally kept four MP15DC's and four GP9's for yard and transfer service in and around New Orleans. In this view from the Galvez Street overpass, GP9's 6258, 6268 and 6263 occupy the West Tie Up Track at Oliver Yard (along with an unidentified tank car), while MP15DC 2369 and a trio of GP50's (7032, 7016 and 7072) sit on the East Tie Up Track. The fourth GP9 -- 6266 -- was switching in the yard. In less than a year, the old geeps would be replaced with brand new MP15DC's.
Photo Date:  6/28/1981  Upload Date: 6/1/2009 8:39:55 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  SOU 6258(GP9)
Views:  1420   Comments: 0

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