SP Kodachrome with Mars Light climbs 1.6% grade, Wicopee, Oregon- May 1987


SP 8526 (SD40T-2) pulls a manifest train up Pengra Pass through a deep cut at Wicopee, Oregon in May of 1987. She was painted in her KodaChrome paint scheme in preparation for the merger of Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe Railroad. Six cut in helpers push the train up the 1.6 percent grade.

By Aaron Baker

Aaron Baker Aaron Baker is the Owner and Cheif Editor of No Sugar-Coated News.

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