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Owner: Wiregrass Central Railroad. Incorporated
Model:Rebuilt EMD GP9EBuilt As:SSW 826 (GP9)
Serial Number:25016Order No:5590
Frame Number:5590-1Built:2/1959
Notes:Ex-Southern Pacific
Other locos with this serial:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) LXOH 3872(GP9) TNHR 3872(GP9E) GO 3872(GP9) AF 3872(GP9)
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WGCR 3872 is a former SP GP9E working for the Wiregrass Central on a grain train
Title:  WGCR 3872 is a former SP GP9E working for the Wiregrass Central on a grain train
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Photo Date:  1/1/1986  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 2:04:35 AM
Location:  Daleville, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
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Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
WGCR 3872
Title:  WGCR 3872
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Photo Date:  12/30/1988  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 5:26:42 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Lon Coone
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
In the early years of the WGCR, power was a mix of ex SP and Chessie GP9s and a single ex IC GP40
Title:  In the early years of the WGCR, power was a mix of ex SP and Chessie GP9s and a single ex IC GP40
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Photo Date:  6/20/1990  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:07 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
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Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  141   Comments: 0
Imagine my surprise finding a Georgia RR Geep painted in GA colors (or close enough) in the middle of South Alabama.  A three unit set brings in the grain cars for peanut loading in the head of summer
Title:  Imagine my surprise finding a Georgia RR Geep painted in GA colors (or close enough) in the middle of South Alabama. A three unit set brings in the grain cars for peanut loading in the head of summer
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Photo Date:  6/20/1992  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:03 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
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Locomotives:  WGCR 1026(GP7) WGCR 8056(GP10) WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  570   Comments: 2
The red of the unmarked GP10 had faded to pink after a few years in the hot South Alabama sun.  This unit never got any markings other than a quickly fading coat of red.
Title:  The red of the unmarked GP10 had faded to pink after a few years in the hot South Alabama sun. This unit never got any markings other than a quickly fading coat of red.
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Photo Date:  6/20/1995  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:03 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
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Locomotives:  WGCR 8056(GP10) WGCR 1026(GP7) WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
Short line power
Title:  Short line power
Description:  A smattering of hand me down units at the Wiregrass Central
Photo Date:  7/28/1997  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 1:15:42 AM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 2876(GP9)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
Local Freight to Enterprise
Title:  Local Freight to Enterprise
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Photo Date:  3/3/1998  Upload Date: 8/19/2008 3:55:10 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Ian Platt
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  WGCR 3832(GP9R) WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 1026(GP7) WGCR 7913(GP8)
Views:  689   Comments: 1
WGCR 3872
Title:  WGCR 3872
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Photo Date:  11/1/1998  Upload Date: 9/8/2009 11:38:44 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  G Gerard
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Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
WGCR 3872
Title:  WGCR 3872
Description:  Wiregrass Central Geep of obvious SP heritage.
Photo Date:  6/5/1999  Upload Date: 8/8/2007 8:24:53 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Jeff Van Cleve
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Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  413   Comments: 0
Roster shot of ex SP Geep with its scarlet SP nose showing through sun worn G&O red.
Title:  Roster shot of ex SP Geep with its scarlet SP nose showing through sun worn G&O red.
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Photo Date:  6/20/2002  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:07 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
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Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Ex SP GP9E, an original player at the shortline start up, sports its second WGCR color and scheme as it leads two ex NSRR unit out of the feed mill to couple to the rear of the inbound grain train.
Title:  Ex SP GP9E, an original player at the shortline start up, sports its second WGCR color and scheme as it leads two ex NSRR unit out of the feed mill to couple to the rear of the inbound grain train.
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Photo Date:  6/20/2004  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:10 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
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Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
With the grain train now past the switch, the three units left in the feed mill lead now couple to to the rear of the train for a hard pull to spot.
Title:  With the grain train now past the switch, the three units left in the feed mill lead now couple to to the rear of the train for a hard pull to spot.
Description:  The ex SP GP9E overheaded and blew several power assemblies a few minutes after this shot. A cloud of steam and silence ended this old soldiers career right before my eyes!
Photo Date:  6/20/2004  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:18 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  433   Comments: 0
The whole operating fleet is capured in this picture.
Title:  The whole operating fleet is capured in this picture.
Description:  The four units worked as a consist to move the grain from the CSX interchange at Pinchard, AL to Enterprise. With not siding to run around, the train set out three units in the feed mill lead and used the four unit to pull the train slowly clear of the switch so the three could couple to the rear and switch the train into the loading shed.
Photo Date:  6/20/2004  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:25:55 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
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Locomotives:  WGCR 2882(GP38) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38) WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  315   Comments: 0
Three units now pull the rear of the train easbound after bringing it west from CSX to the mill.  The next move will cut the train in half for spotting in two long feed mill leads.
Title:  Three units now pull the rear of the train easbound after bringing it west from CSX to the mill. The next move will cut the train in half for spotting in two long feed mill leads.
Description:  That old CSX highrail signal maintainers truck is used to allow one of the trainmen to run ahead, throw switches and watch for signs of trouble.
Photo Date:  6/20/2010  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:20 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  361   Comments: 0
A brakeman waits for the fourth GP38 to pull the grain train by the waiting power.  This shot shows more of the feed mill structure.
Title:  A brakeman waits for the fourth GP38 to pull the grain train by the waiting power. This shot shows more of the feed mill structure.
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/20/2010  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:25:55 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
In 2004, the feed mill and primary customer on the Wiregrass Central is worked by usual power of the time.  The ex SP GP sports a gray version paint used on a very few units before the black was made the official colors.
Title:  In 2004, the feed mill and primary customer on the Wiregrass Central is worked by usual power of the time. The ex SP GP sports a gray version paint used on a very few units before the black was made the official colors.
Description:  The train actually split its power, leaving these in the lead and used a fourth GP38 to pull the cars past the loader so these three could couple up to the end and shove the cuts into the loading cover. A neat way to reverse power on a train without a siding was this novel move.
Photo Date:  6/20/2010  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:25:56 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  376   Comments: 1


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