WP 3504 West approaches the lead at Charter Way as it prepares to enter Stockton Yard. No. 3504 wears one of several paint schemes WP tried before settling on the all-orange nose. 3504 was built i... (more)
Big UP SD50 No. 5078 leads a westbound freight over the crossing with Santa Fe's Stockton Sub at the tower. When freights approached the tower, they would often call the operator for a "light... (more)
Late in the afternoon, a couple of young boys hang out near a small bridge as a WP westbound crosses it. To the right of the train is the WP-Santa Fe interchange yard.
On a clear winter's day, SP 9805 East passes Stockton Tower. The train is a relatively short manifest headed for Roseville. Note that only two tracks remain on SP's right of way, where there used ... (more)
A WP mechanical department workman gives GP35 No. 3007 a thorough washing before she goes into the shop.
Doing their weekend chores, all three of SP's GP40-2s haul a pig train eastward through Stockton. Come Monday morning, they'll be back in their regular service hauling "commutes" on the ... (more)
Sacramento Northern and WP switchers gather at the engine facility. In just a few short months, all these switchers will be in a line awaiting "disposition" following the UP merger.
Santa Fe 4023 West, a 199 train out of Chicago, crosses the SP's Valley Line at Stockton Tower.
A WP westbound enters the yard at Charter Way.
After cutting off from their train that originated in the Pacific Northwest, four ex-SP&S Alcos head to the engine facility for diesel and sand.
Early on a clear Saturday morning, an eastbound SP freight trundles over the diamonds at the crossing of the Santa Fe Stockton Sub at Stockton Tower. The SP is on the railroad's Valley Line, which... (more)
It's been just over a month since UP took over the Western Pacific, and the changes in Stockton Yard are fairly obvious. Visiting this morning is a pair of Santa Fe B36-7s from Mormon Yard.
A WP workman sands four big BN (ex-SP&S) Alcos that have just come in on symbol BN 137.
Somebody has written "Too young to die" across the top front of WP F7A No. 915-D. Indeed, during the 70s, many of WP's F7As were traded in for newer EMDs.