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Southern Pacific Railroad train symbol BRLAT at Saugus, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad train symbol BRLAT at Saugus, CA

A very late running train 340 (train symbol BRLAT) is coming through Saugus on November 23, 1977. The lead unit is engine 6950, an SD35. It was built by EMD in 1964, has 2,500 horsepower, and weighs 195 tons.

Southern Pacific Railroad helper engines on train symbol BRLAT at Saugus, CA

Lumber traffic has been added to the rear of the train and increased tonnage to the point that the train needed a helper to get over the grade at Vincent and the climb through Newhall up to Tunnel 25.

Newhall was founded at the location of present day Saugus on October 13, 1876. However, the whole town moved south in 1878. The SP completed the Santa Paula Branch and built the station at Saugus in 1887. The Saugus station was officially closed on November 15, 1978 and moved to its present Newhall location by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society on June 24, 1980. Disk 48