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SP Narrow Gauge in Owens Valley
The day the diesel came to the SP Keeler Branch


This is the first of several historicially documented model projects that are being offered from RY Models.
The Diesel shown above was designed by GE for the SP Narrow Gauge Railway which operated in the Owens Valley of southern California. Known as the Keeler Branch, the rest of this story with permission, is told by Joe Dale Morris

Photos courtesy of Joe Dale Morris

Arriving at Owenyo October 12th 1954.


October 16th 1954 Dedication Ceromony of SP #1

Walter Thrall names SP #1 "Little Giant"



#1 at Owenyo




#1 and SP # 9 by Zurich.

Laws CA - Photo by John Shaw

At Owenyo. 10-1955.Photo by Kendig

At Owenyo. 10-1955.Photo by Kendig

#1 switching at Owenyo

At Owenyo. Photo by Kistler.

#1 switching at Owenyo. Photo by John Shaw

Sierra Talc. Keeler CA

At Keeler

#1 passing Mt. Whitney Siding.

SP #1 over N. Owens River Trestle.

#18 #1 side by side Last Steam Run.


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