Monday, March 07, 2005

Re: CP/SP Coal History

Note to the side - for many of the Harriman years (but not all of them) the SP line east of Sparks (all the way to Ogden) was leased to Oregon Short Line for operation. I never have tied down the exact dates of that - but the first depot built in (the new town of) Sparks was of UP standard design, not SP standard, suggesting it was in effect at the time Sparks was established.


Note my NEW address of

Kyle K. Wyatt Curator of History & Technology California State Railroad Museum

"Wendell Huffman"

I told Larry the other night I bet the CP/SP would have electrified had it not been for on-line oil. I do wonder how the CP/SP's fuel costs changed during the Harriman period when (presumably) they had better access to UP coal fields.