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Southern Pacific Railroad freight train symbol LAWJZ at Santa Margarita, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad freight train symbol LAWJZ at Santa Margarita, CA

Train LAWJZ (Los Angeles to Watsonville Junction manifest - Extra 6801 West) slows to enter the long siding at Santa Margarita on November 15, 1977. The train has engines 6801, 6632, and 8460. It will set out engine 8460.

Southern Pacific Railroad freight train symbol LAWJZ sets out engine 8460 at Santa Margarita Southern Pacific Railroad freight train symbol LAWJZ meets Amtrak at Santa Margarita

Engine 6801 and 6632 have recoupled to the train, made the air test and pulled the train down to just short of the first crossing in town to wait for the southbound Starlight. Leading the passenger train is almost new Amtrak engine 545. This engine would later be traded back to EMD for F40 number 245. The head brakeman from Extra 6801 West gives the train a rollby. Disk 52