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Owner: Rio Valley Switching Company
Model:Rebuilt EMD GP7uBuilt As:ATSF 2778 (GP7)
Serial Number:17005Order No:5170
Frame Number:5170-6Built:9/1952
Other locos with this serial:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) WAER 344(GP7u) IHRC 2203(GP7)
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Going north
Title:  Going north
Description:  The RVSC Hauler is going to use the northern limits of the Harlingen yard to triple over to fit 150+ cars into 3 different yard tracks. Border Patrol mistook this move as a northward train and began calling for it to stop for inspection.
Photo Date:  6/30/2001  Upload Date: 11/13/2011 2:09:58 AM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1729(GP16)
Views:  501   Comments: 0
RVSC 1744
Title:  RVSC 1744
Description:  The unit is wearing a small bow on the nose to honor 9-11.
Photo Date:  11/1/2001  Upload Date: 8/19/2011 6:05:37 AM
Location:  La Feria, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
Harlingen TX
Title:  Harlingen TX
Description:  Waiting at Kipfer spur for entry of UP Harlingen Yard
Photo Date:  12/14/2001  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 10:48:29 PM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  178   Comments: 1
RVSC Harlingen Hauler
Title:  RVSC Harlingen Hauler
Description:  Waiting at Kipfer spur for entry of UP Harlingen Yard
Photo Date:  12/14/2001  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 10:48:43 PM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  187   Comments: 1
RVSC Edinburg Flyer
Title:  RVSC Edinburg Flyer
Description:  crossing Pecan Ave
Photo Date:  5/21/2002  Upload Date: 1/21/2020 1:06:00 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  35   Comments: 3
RVSC 1744
Title:  RVSC 1744
Description:  crossing Bicentennial
Photo Date:  5/21/2002  Upload Date: 1/21/2020 1:06:03 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  25   Comments: 2
RVSC Edinburg Flyer
Title:  RVSC Edinburg Flyer
Description:  Former SP line to Edinburg
Photo Date:  5/21/2002  Upload Date: 1/21/2020 1:06:06 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description:  Heavy train with 5 units
Photo Date:  5/23/2002  Upload Date: 1/19/2020 4:16:11 PM
Location:  Weslaco, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  32   Comments: 1
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description:  Heavy train with 5 units
Photo Date:  5/23/2002  Upload Date: 1/19/2020 4:16:15 PM
Location:  Weslaco, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1749(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  22   Comments: 2
RVSC 1744
Title:  RVSC 1744
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/22/2011 12:03:03 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  351   Comments: 0
Running long hoods
Title:  Running long hoods
Description:  Going east to drop 2 loads; 1749 has a repaired numberboard with homestyle font
Photo Date:  6/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/22/2011 12:03:05 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
Pecan X-ing
Title:  Pecan X-ing
Description:  SB on former SP line
Photo Date:  6/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/22/2011 1:04:33 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
RVSC Mission Flyer
Title:  RVSC Mission Flyer
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/25/2002  Upload Date: 10/6/2019 9:54:06 PM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  44   Comments: 2
RVSC Mission Flyer
Title:  RVSC Mission Flyer
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/25/2002  Upload Date: 10/6/2019 9:54:10 PM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  34   Comments: 1
RVSC 1729
Title:  RVSC 1729
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/20/2011 7:17:26 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  326   Comments: 0
RVSC 1744
Title:  RVSC 1744
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/20/2011 3:13:42 PM
Location:  Sharyland, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
RVSC 1744
Title:  RVSC 1744
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/2002  Upload Date: 8/21/2011 3:32:18 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
RVSC Mission Yard
Title:  RVSC Mission Yard
Description:  A busy day in the shared RVSC - Border Pacific yard; BOP is in town to get its sand cars to take to Rio Grande City.
Photo Date:  10/11/2002  Upload Date: 10/30/2017 11:39:45 PM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  108   Comments: 1
Mission TX
Title:  Mission TX
Description:  Broad view of RVSC and BOP in town at the same time. The white water town would shortly be torn down.
Photo Date:  10/11/2002  Upload Date: 10/30/2017 11:39:49 PM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BOP 96(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  181   Comments: 1
Alamo TX
Title:  Alamo TX
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/25/2002  Upload Date: 10/31/2017 7:33:50 PM
Location:  Alamo, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
RVSC Mission Turn
Title:  RVSC Mission Turn
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/8/2002  Upload Date: 11/5/2017 2:11:18 AM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  123   Comments: 2
RVSC Mission Turn
Title:  RVSC Mission Turn
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/8/2002  Upload Date: 11/5/2017 2:11:27 AM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  112   Comments: 1
Weslaco TX
Title:  Weslaco TX
Description:  One of the few times RVSC parked its train in downtown Weslaco
Photo Date:  11/14/2002  Upload Date: 11/8/2017 12:04:53 AM
Location:  Weslaco, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  84   Comments: 2
Weslaco TX
Title:  Weslaco TX
Description:  McManus Produce was still being used to load refrigerated trucks in 2002, but not for long. A fire will lead to the end of the facility.
Photo Date:  11/14/2002  Upload Date: 11/8/2017 12:04:59 AM
Location:  Weslaco, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  92   Comments: 1
La Feria Team Tracks
Title:  La Feria Team Tracks
Description:  First train to use the spur for unloading
Photo Date:  11/25/2002  Upload Date: 11/17/2017 8:26:58 PM
Location:  La Feria, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  128   Comments: 1
La Feria Team Tracks
Title:  La Feria Team Tracks
Description:  First train to use the spur for unloading
Photo Date:  11/25/2002  Upload Date: 11/17/2017 8:27:05 PM
Location:  La Feria, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  113   Comments: 1
RVSC Power
Title:  RVSC Power
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/2002  Upload Date: 11/17/2017 8:27:20 PM
Location:  La Feria, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
La Feria Team Tracks
Title:  La Feria Team Tracks
Description:  First train to use the spur for unloading
Photo Date:  11/25/2002  Upload Date: 11/17/2017 8:27:36 PM
Location:  La Feria, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/18/2003  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 7:38:21 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
RVSC McAllen Hauler
Title:  RVSC McAllen Hauler
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/18/2003  Upload Date: 11/24/2017 7:38:28 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1749(GP7)
Views:  120   Comments: 1
Crossing Conway Ave
Title:  Crossing Conway Ave
Description:  Going to McAllen Trade Zone
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 2:53:20 AM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
Crossing Conway Ave
Title:  Crossing Conway Ave
Description:  Going to McAllen Trade Zone
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 2:53:34 AM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
Switching Halliburton
Title:  Switching Halliburton
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 2:57:38 AM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
Switching Halliburton
Title:  Switching Halliburton
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 2:58:18 AM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
Switching Halliburton
Title:  Switching Halliburton
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 2:58:28 AM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
Switching Halliburton
Title:  Switching Halliburton
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 2:58:39 AM
Location:  Mission, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
At Kipfer
Title:  At Kipfer
Description:  Awaiting the call to enter UP Harlingen yard
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:00:06 AM
Location:  Harlingen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1729(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  311   Comments: 0
Becoming RVSC 4105
Title:  Becoming RVSC 4105
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:03:09 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  KRR 905(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
Becoming RVSC 4105
Title:  Becoming RVSC 4105
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:03:55 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  KRR 905(GP7) RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  311   Comments: 0
Going to McAllen Trade Zone
Title:  Going to McAllen Trade Zone
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:04:59 AM
Location:  Madero, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 4159(GP7) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
Going to McAllen Trade Zone
Title:  Going to McAllen Trade Zone
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:05:27 AM
Location:  Madero, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1705(GP16) RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4159(GP7)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
Elephant Style
Title:  Elephant Style
Description:  Ready to go to Harlingen
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:06:00 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 1705(GP16)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
RVSC 1744
Title:  RVSC 1744
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/30/2003  Upload Date: 7/22/2012 3:09:28 AM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Alamo TX
Title:  Alamo TX
Description:  Business 83 was being widened through Alamo.
Photo Date:  6/24/2003  Upload Date: 3/12/2016 12:03:45 PM
Location:  Alamo, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
RVSC Light Engines
Title:  RVSC Light Engines
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/24/2003  Upload Date: 3/12/2016 12:03:50 PM
Location:  Alamo, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4101(GP9)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
RVSC Light Engines
Title:  RVSC Light Engines
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/24/2003  Upload Date: 3/12/2016 12:03:54 PM
Location:  Alamo, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4101(GP9)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
RVSC Light Engines
Title:  RVSC Light Engines
Description:  A most unusual movement on the RVSC. Heading east without any cars.
Photo Date:  6/24/2003  Upload Date: 3/12/2016 12:03:59 PM
Location:  Alamo, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4101(GP9)
Views:  142   Comments: 1
Alamo TX
Title:  Alamo TX
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/24/2003  Upload Date: 3/12/2016 12:04:13 PM
Location:  Alamo, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4101(GP9)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Alamo TX
Title:  Alamo TX
Description:  Crest Fruit Co was once a major shipper of citrus. The x-ing in the distance was the site of a horrible train-truck collision in which 34 farm workers lost their lives in 1940.
Photo Date:  6/24/2003  Upload Date: 3/12/2016 12:04:17 PM
Location:  Alamo, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4101(GP9)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
RVSC Light Engines
Title:  RVSC Light Engines
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/24/2003  Upload Date: 3/12/2016 12:04:30 PM
Location:  McAllen, TX
Author:  Randy Curlin
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RVSC 1744(GP7u) RVSC 4101(GP9)
Views:  104   Comments: 0


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