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Southern Pacific and Santa Fe trains meet at Bealville

Southern Pacific and Santa Fe trains meet at Bealville, CA Southern Pacific and Santa Fe trains meet at Bealville

Don't say that SP dispatchers always put Santa Fe trains in the hole when meeting SP trains. Here on November 8, 1977, SP Extra 9286 East is slowly coming up the siding at Bealville as Santa Fe Extra 5035 West drops downgrade on the mainline. When moving tonnage over the mountain, the dispatcher often has to do whatever keeps the train rolling and causes minimal delay to priority trains. The Santa Fe train has engines 5035, 5654, and 5929. Disk 42