Twelve-Engine Train Editors Pick!        
Espee GP35 6670 leads three sets of power down the west side of the Huey P. Long Bridge. The other 11 engines include four GP9's, a U33C, an SD45, two more geeps, a pair of Southern Railway SD's and another Espee GE. While westbound trains wilth multiple sets of power are not uncommon, a dozen units is REALLY unusual! (date approximate)
Date: 4/1/1979 Location: Avondale, LA   Map Show Avondale on a rail map Views: 2692 Collection Of:   Michael Palmieri
Locomotives: SP 6670(GP35)    Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Twelve-Engine Train
Picture Categories: Bridge This picture is part of album:  Oliver
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Name Type Comments Date
Rick Erben General Another impressive shot! 9/1/2010 5:33:16 PM
Gary Cullen General Great Shot!!! 9/1/2010 11:53:20 PM
Bernie Feltman General OUTSTANDING 9/5/2010 10:40:17 PM
Wendy Crim General That is crazy! I had no idea they would ever do this. 9/7/2010 4:40:18 PM
Chris S General Yup, what Bernie said....just amazing! 9/11/2010 7:01:30 PM
Sam Davey General Great shot althougth i have to ask. Why do people say Espee? You might as well start saying Upee, Bee Enn, Seepee, EnnEs 9/11/2010 7:38:33 PM
Doug Saxty General An Amazing Catch,What a fantastic line-up and shot. 9/12/2010 9:40:59 AM
George Redmond General Great shot, Great catch. 9/12/2010 6:32:22 PM
VINCENT CATALINA General SWEET!! Nice Find! 9/15/2010 11:27:44 PM
Jacob Nelson General This must have had the heart beating! 9/16/2010 12:54:34 PM
Earl Hampton General I have seen big lashups before but this takes the cake. At L&N whenever we had too much ESPEE power on hand they would put it all together and get it home. The hostler that had to tie this set together must have had fun that day. My guess is that this is SOU 193 and it came into NO with 3 and the rest was added at Oliver Jct. 9/17/2010 11:22:27 AM
Connor Chinoy General Why even own so many? The most units I've ever seen lashed was 8, every class I in there, at Roanoke VA in 2008. A measly 86 cars. This shot just pwned. 9/20/2010 6:25:41 PM
Victor Butts General Great shot and catch! 4/10/2011 10:59:38 AM
Frank Correa General Great shot. Ah yeah, that's the SP I remember! The most I ever seen was ten filthy units leading a 120+ freight cars down the Santa Ana branch from Firestone Park, Ca. 4/4/2012 3:27:29 PM

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