Charles Knox Freericks's Collection
Owner: Western Pacific
Model:GE U30BBuilt As:WP 762 (U30B)
Serial Number:37000Order No:474-88119
Frame Number:Built:4/1969
Notes:re# 12/08/72
Other locos with this serial:  WP 3062(U30B)
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WP SJT "San Jose Turn"
Title:  WP SJT "San Jose Turn"
Description:  Kodak's grainy Tri-X Pan to the rescue, as it's after 8 PM at night when the SJT "San Jose Turn" makes an appearance in Milpitas after an ENTIRE DAY OF NO TRAINS along the WP San Jose Branch. Well, at least not that we had seen. The train is seen here north of Milpitas Yard. GP40 #3539 was delivered September 1971. This Stockton to Milpitas round trip was supposed to operate with the Final Four F units, but got second generation power for our one day seeing it. Taken with an Argus Cosina STL 1000 of the same vintage as the GP40.
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/18/2008 1:12:46 AM
Location:  Milpitas, CA
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives:  WP 3539(GP40) WP 3013(GP35) WP 3062(U30B)
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WP SJT "San Jose Turn" going away
Title:  WP SJT "San Jose Turn" going away
Description:  Western Pacific's U-Boats rode on EMD Blomberg trucks from traded-in EMD units. WP #3062 was delivered as #762 in April of 1969. It was renumbered in 1972, and stored in February of 1983, never to run again. Still here, in 1978, it had a good four and 1/2 years of service left in it. While the quality of this image isn't great, please consider that this picture was taken after the sun had gone down (well after 8PM, maybe already hitting 9PM, with a balky Argus Cosina STL 1000 and Tri-X Pan Film, later developed in our basement darkroom).
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/18/2008 12:42:56 AM
Location:  Milpitas, CA
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives:  WP 3062(U30B) WP 3013(GP35)
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