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Extra 8945 East at Cliff

SP freight train at Cliff, CA

Cliff is well named. From here you can look down on the tiny hamlet of Caliente. It is not a straight drop off, but if a train derails, cars can roll all the way down to the riverbed 600 feet below. Extra 8945 East is almost to the east end of the siding at Cliff on July 12, 1979.

SP freight train at Cliff siding

Cut into the middle is the swing helper. and just ahead of the caboose and an empty piggyback flat is engine 8323. Disk 42

SP caboose and single unit helper on freight train at Cliff