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AT&SF Railway freight train symbol 901 at the Tehachapi Loop

AT&SF Railway freight train symbol 901 at the Tehachapi Loop AT&SF Railway freight train symbol 901 at the Tehachapi Loop

Train 901 (Extra 5688 East) is going around the Tehachapi Loop on November 2, 1976. We caught this train earlier at Caliente and chased it up the hill to the Loop. The helpers engines are 3332 and 3313. Tunnel 9 is 126 feet long.

AT&SF Railway freight train symbol 901 going around the Tehachapi Loop AT&SF Railway helper engines on freight train symbol 901 at the Tehachapi Loop

Train 901 was symbol OAF (Oakland Forwarder) before the change to three number symbols on January 1, 1971. Train 901 was a Richmond to Chicago train and with blocks of general traffic for Belen, Texas, and Tulsa, plus a TOFC block for Kansas City. It would add additional cars at Fresno and Bakersfield. Perishable traffic for the Indiana Harbor Belt was in a special block on the headend. Disk 44