SP 4706

 

SP 4706

 

 

 

Type:  SP class C-50-9

Length:   

Build Date:  March 1980

Operating Weight:   

Builder:  International Car, Kenton, OH

Acquired:  See below

Status:  In service

 

 

 

SP-4706

Much heavier than WP 481-486 (larger battery capacity).
Known informally as "Christine" due to the graffiti image on one side.
Acquired by FRRS in 2006 from UP (last used as an unoccupied shoving platform, with doors and windows welded up, at the ex-SP Newhall Yard in San Jose, CA).

The FRRS completed a major restoration of the SP 4706 caboose in August 2016, there are more pictures on the WPRM Photo & Video Gallery web page.

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SP4706 - photo by Mike Mucklin
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SP4706 - photo by Ken Chapin (5/3/16)
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SP4706 - photo by Ken Chapin (5/3/16)
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SP4706 - photo by Ken Chapin (5/3/16)
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SP4706 - photo by Ken Chapin (5/13/16)
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SP4706 - photo by Paul Finnegan (8/14/16)
SP 4706
SP4706 - photo by Paul Finnegan (8/14/16)
SP 4706
SP4706 - photo by Paul Finnegan (8/14/16)
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SP4706 - photo by Paul Finnegan (8/14/16)
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SP4706 - photo by Paul Finnegan (8/14/16)
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Ken Chapin, Painter Extraordinaire
- photo by Paul Finnegan (9/2/16)
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SP4706 - photo by Greg Elems (9/916)
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SP4706 - photo by Greg Elems (8/25/16)


The FRRS completed a major restoration of the SP 4706 caboose in August 2016.

The project team included:

FRRS President Steve Habeck
Ken Chapin
Matt Parker
Dave Dodds
CMO Bil Jackson
FRRS VP Greg Elems
David (Fritz) Elems
FRRS Director Leisa Wesch
FRRS Acting Secretary Eugene Vicknair
FRRS Director Charlie Spikes
Loren Ross
Burr Wilson
Michael Giarritta
Bob Sims
Ethan Doty
Ali Barbato
Jason Peterich
Steven Parry
Ann Morningstar
(our apologies to anyone we may have omitted)


Additionally, the following four vendors supplied most of the materials used:

Plumas Ace Hardware (Portola)
Wild Hare Sign Company (Quincy)
Plumas County Glass (Quincy)
Tripp Plastics (Sparks)

Several of these people also made contributions of money and/or supplies for the project. We want to mention the contributions of Ken Chapin ($160 for paint and supplies), Steve Habeck ($2200 for paint, windows, and signage/lettering), and Greg Elems and Eugene Vicknair for graphics data and measurements.

Thank you to all who made this project possible and the hard work to complete it.