Southern Pacific #5623

Technical Data

Builder GM EMD, La Grange, IL
Number 19978
Date April 1955
Type GP9
Wheel Arrangement B-B
Power Diesel-Electric
Gross Weight 130 tons
Tractive Effort 1750

History

  • 1955, built new as Southern Pacific Railroad No. 5623;
  • 1966 (June), renumbered SP No. 3005
  • 1977, General Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, Sacramento, CA; renumbered SP No. 3189
  • 1991, retired by Southern Pacific
  • 1991, purchased by Sims Metals, scrap dealer, Richmond, CA 
  • 1991, purchased by Mr. Errol Ohman & Mr. Howard Wise, private owners
  • 1992 (December), on loan to the PLA by Mr. Ohman & Mr. Wise
  • 1993, on loan to the Oakland Terminal Railway, Oakland CA
  • 2005 (January), in service, Niles Canyon Railway, Sunol, CA

SP 5623 project website