Builder Krauss-Maffei Munchen (Munich, West Germany)
9010 was bought
new by the Southern Pacific in 1964 and was part of an order for
15 identical units. They were an experiment in high
horsepower diesel hydraulic locomotives that had rather short careers
on the SP, being retired by November, 1968. The 9010 was
converted in 1968 to camera car 8799 and was used to produce film for
the locomotive simulator. It was purchased by the California
Railroad Museum in April, 1986 and suffered an abortive effort to
to its original appearance. It sat noseless and exposed to
elements and thieves in in the old S.P. Sacramento yard until acquired
by the Pacific Locomotive Association in 2008.
K-M Builders' Photos & Drawings
SP9010 was part of the second batch of hood units delivered to the SP, units 9010-9017. Photos from the builder naturally focused on units earlier production units from the first batch, which included units 9003-9009. Between the first and second batches, there were differences in exhaust outlets for the Maybach V-16's, and in the style of the radiator sight glasses. Beyond that, these photos are representative of the new appearance of 9010.
(Note that air horns were removed or repositioned for testing and transshipment within Germany's more restrictive clearances. Note also that builder's plates were not applied to the builder's photo subjects, 9003-9006, and that SP painters would add the round dot above the road number, signifying "turbocharger".)