SP 4414 , EMD SD9E ,Pulling 1.7% Grade, Cascade Mountains, Cruzatte, Oregon in 1984

 

Southern Pacific’s SP 4414 pulling a manifest train up a 1.7 percent grade. SP 4414 is a EMD SD9E, built as the SP 5489 in April of 1956. This video is taken at Cruzette, Oregon in 1984. At the beginning of the video diesel exhaust can be seen billowing high into the sky from tunnel seven. The train slowing pulls up the hill on the main and disappears into tunnel 5. Video thanks to Gregory L. Baker.

By Aaron Baker

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