Owner: Southern
Model:EMD GP9Built As:CG 165 (GP9)
Serial Number:22012Order No:5465
Frame Number:5465-6Built:11/1956
Notes:ex-CofG 165
Other locos with this serial:  SOU 6263(GP9)
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Southern Geeps
Title:  Southern Geeps
Description:  Southern Railway GP7 8252 and GP9 6263 were on the West Tie-Up Track at the railroad's OLIVER YARD in New Orleans. These geeps had replaced NW2's in yard and transfer service around the New Orleans area, and were themselves replaced by new MP15DC units in 1982. The 8252 had been built in 1951 as the 2157 and was sold for scrap in 1981, at which time it was replaced here by a GP9. The empty space between the trucks - on each side of the unit - had been occupied by a pair of 400-gallon water tanks when it had a steam generator, but it still had an 800-gallon fuel tank along the centerline of the unit. GP9 6263 had been built in 1956 as Central of Georgia 164, and it was sold for scrap in 1983.
Photo Date:  9/7/1980  Upload Date: 10/13/2017 10:05:20 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SOU 8252(GP7) SOU 6263(GP9)
Views:  486   Comments: 0
Caboose Hop at Oliver Yard
Title:  Caboose Hop at Oliver Yard
Description:  A high nose GP-9 is shoving a pair of Southern cabooses into the house track on the St. Claude end of Oliver Yard in New Orleans, LA.
Photo Date:  9/24/1981  Upload Date: 11/20/2010 4:58:54 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 6263(GP9)
Views:  550   Comments: 0

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