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What types of locomotives did ATSF run on the San Diegan Line in the 80's and 90's?

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What types of locomotives did ATSF run on the San Diegan Line in the 80's and 90's?
Posted by ATSFGuy on Thursday, August 03, 2017 7:25 PM

Hello everbody,

After driving along the coast on my way to and from work in San Clemente, I've been wondering what locomotives ran on this particular line from Los Angeles to San Diego when Santa Fe was still operating as a Class One system.

I know F units, E Units, and Alco PA's were used, but were any of these locomotives used?

U-boats? yes SF had a couple of them.  U30's/U33CG's?

F45's/FP45's ?

SD40-2's ?

SD45-2's ?

GP40X's ?

GP39-2's ?

GP38-2's ?

GP9's ?

GP7's ?

 

Anyone who lived in San Juan or San Clemente during that time frame might remember, come on someone has to know! Big Smile

 

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Posted by azrail on Friday, August 04, 2017 6:53 PM

I believe it was mostly 4 axle equipment, in the 80s they used CF7s for switching.

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Posted by erikem on Friday, August 04, 2017 7:46 PM

I remember seeing GP-30's switching in the 2001-2002 timeframe. ATK was using F40PH's during that era.

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Friday, August 04, 2017 8:55 PM

Were the GP30's Blue/Yellow?

I remember the AMTK F40PH's although the "F40PH's were being replaced by the F59PHI's and I remember them vanishing after 2002.

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