Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Southern Pacific Passenger Train in Snow, 12-19-1970
Newhall, California


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Kodachrome slide of Southern Pacific's San Joaquin Daylight passenger train in Newhall on a rare day of snow, Dec. 19, 1970. (The next time it snowed in Newhall was Jan. 3-4, 1974.) This is less than two months before the 1971 Sylmar earthquake damaged the town.

The locomotive (No. 3201) is painted in gray and S.P. Scarlet, known as the "bloody nose" color scheme. The train (No. 51) is headed north through Newhall; the view is to the south. Downtown Newhall is hidden behind the train.

The photo was shot by local history and railroad enthusiast Gordon Glattenberg, later editor of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Soceity's (est. 1975) monthly "Dispatch" newsletter.


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SNOW DAY
12-19-1970

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