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SP Railroad train symbol MJDOL at East Mojave, CA

SP Railroad train symbol MJDOL at East Mojave, CA

The Searles Turn has a new crew and is adding the helper to the train at East Mojave on October 29, 1976. The train symbol is MJDOL, but it is Extra 5301 East to the crew and the dispatcher. I will chase this train south (railroad east) and down part of Soledad Canyon. You can see how the grade increases from almost nothing here to one percent through the yard at Mojave and then to 2.2% at the north end of Mojave. Disk 48