Five Cut In Manned Helpers Pulling up Pengra Pass, Salt Creek Trestle, May 1986
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Freight train pulling up Pengra Pass at Salt Creek Trestle, May 1986. It's a long continuous grade of a total of 44 miles making it the longest continuous grade on the Southern Pacific System. SP 8365 (SD 40T-2), SP 7519 (SD 45R), SP 7399 (SD 44R), all in the head consist. SP 9302 (SD 45T-2), SP 8355 (SD 40T-2), SP 7457 (SD 45R), SP 7356 (SD 40R), SP 9173 (SD45T-2), all as manned cut in helpers. Video thanks to Gregory L. Baker.