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Mixed consists
Real railroads were not run by purists.


As evidenced by these photos, it was more or less common practice to consist F7's, PA's, and SD's... at least on Southern Pacific rails (with respect to freight hauls).
I know for a fact that they also mixed PA's, & E's on passenger trains.

Going back to my trainset days, no one in their right mind would ever mix locomotive types (even with dummy shells).

But modelers tend to be purists.
We could take a cue from this, as even today I rarely see it done on '50/'60's era layouts.
 

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We rarely saw the mixing of locomotive types and makes up here in the 50’s and 60’s.....mostly because here out west, it was GMD country, while out east, MLW was the more numerous, likely because of the locations of the servicing and repair shops.....
 

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The inimitable 'Coast Daylight'
In hot iron!


Two of these pics are of #4449's excursion train, under the auspices of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center out of Portland.
That's gotta be an awesome ride!
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The most common mix is the simple and ubiquitous "Widow Nose" combo in the F7 genre.
The scenery through the Shasta Range is breathtaking.
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There's something about those PA's, I just don't like them. Too boxy and not boxy enough at the same time. But you guys go ahead and have fun with them...
 

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Krauss Maffei
The SP had 28 units.
#9010 ended active duty as a 'Camera Car', and was the last surviving unit.


It was eventually renumbered 9113, and then 'SPMW 1166'.
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SP 9010 Southern Pacific Railroad Krauss-Maffei ML4000C'C' at Niles Canyon, California by Jam...jpeg
SP 9010, the world's last surviving USA Krauss-Maffei ML 4000 C'C'_.jpeg
 

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Re/Krauss-Maffei #9010...
Before being renumbered SPMW-1166, it was numbered SPMW-1.
But SP tracking systems could only deal with four-digit ID's.
 
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