Southern Pacific 9010This is a collection of historic photos of our Krauss-Maffei, many collected from the Internet. I have received permission to post some of these photos and they are marked with an (*) before the owners name. Where the owner has a web site, the name in the photo frame is a link to the owners web site. If anyone knows the owner or photographer of the other photos, please let me know and I will seek permission for use or pull the photo.
This locomotive has been numbered 9010, 9113, SPMW1, SPMW1166 and 8799. Only one other Southern Pacific locomotive has carried as many numbers. (Boiler equipped T&NO GP9 283, renumbered to SP5893, 3422, 3010 and 3191.)
SP9010 - 1964 to 1965
Transition 1965 to 1966
SP9113 - 1965 to 1968
The Camera CarWhen first built from the 9113, the Camera Car reportedly carried the number SPMW1. This apparently did not last long and it was replaced with SPMW1166. Thanks to Alan Miller's photographic notes, we know that it was renumbered SP8799 in June, 1969.
The 9010 has been located in Sacramento for the past 22 years and was attacked by copper thieves and vandals. It was up to us to make it acceptable to the Union Pacific for the move to Niles Canyon. Charles Franz, Dennis Mann and I made a number of trips to Sacramento to work on the 9010 and were assisted by Jon Vlasak, George Childs and Doug Vanderlee. Without the help of Al Dipalo of CSRM, those trips would not have been as fruitful as they were. The first problem we attacked was the air brake system. Connecting the unit to CSRM house air revealed that we had a lot of work to do. There were many disconnected pipes, several cut pipes, 3 leaking brake cylinders, linkage that would not move and a lot of things that simply did not work. In addition, the hand brake on the locomotive had been removed 20 years ago. Ultimately, we "got her done" and the UP car inspector gave us their blessing for the move. The 8799 was accompanied on its move to Niles Canyon by the Daylight painted baggage car from the Roseville wrecking train and the 250 ton Houston wrecker.
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