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carlso

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Southern Pacific - help needed
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:02:33 PM »
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I am converting the EM-1 into an SP AC-9. I know they went into service at El Paso in 1939 and moved to California in 1953. I don't want to put X3809 on the number boards but would like to put a train number such as I-944 with green flags and markers. Don't see that often on a model.  I have a copy of an Alamagordo and Santa Rosa Subdivisions timetable No. 53 dated 9/27/1959. They refer to three freights #'s 990, 992, 994 and The Golden State #4 and a mail #40. So, my question is; was it likely that back in the 1940's and early '50's the same train numbers would have been used as in 1959. I have a picture of AC-9 #3804 carrying train number 992. The timetable says that 992 was a freight but the picture shows passenger car behind the tender.

Any thoughts about how The SP used train designation numbers back in the good old days?

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Carl Sowell
El Paso, Texas
Southern New Mexico N Scalers, Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Re: Southern Pacific - help needed
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 06:43:27 PM »
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I do not know the answer to your question, but you might want to run it by Richard Percy at My Espee Modelers Page

http://espee.railfan.net/espee.html

Good luck in your search  :)

Rich S.

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Re: Southern Pacific - help needed
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 07:10:45 PM »
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Carl

If you model SP join the Yahoo ESPEE group.  They have a search feature, just type ac-9, plenty of responses.  The group has the likes of Joe Strapac, Tony Thompson Editor of Signature Press etc. all who have written and published books on SP steam.  Hope it helps

Greg